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Florence - Painting and Sculpting

(2014 Trip Cancelled)

Next trip in 2016!

Art in the Heart of Florence from Alexandria Lechlitner on Vimeo.

June 19 - July 18, 2014

During this four week program, students will explore Florence and its surroundings by sketching, drawing, and experimenting with sculptural concepts.

While studying in Florence, students will have access to painting facilities, classrooms, and gallery space in order to further develop their creative ideas into projects.

Visit the website of Santa Reparata International School of Art.

Program

Ernestine M. Raclin School of the Arts, in cooperation with the Office of International Programs, offers a unique opportunity for students to spend four weeks in Florence, Italy. While studying in Florence, students will also have access to studio space, along with individual attention from two experienced professors.

This is a mixed-level program that is open to all students and alumni with a degree in Visual Arts. Due to the diversity of the experience, this program encompasses students from the beginning to advanced levels. 

This program will be conducted in cooperation with Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA). For more information go to: http://www.santareparata.org/

Program Requirements

This program accommodates 10-15 students. All students must be registered IU students with a minimum of sophomore credit status and in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.7.

The program is designed primarily for IUSB Art students but any student may register. Likewise, advanced painting and sculpture experience is not needed to enroll in this program. However, pre-requisite courses (foundation courses) are recommended: FINA-F101 Fundamental  Studio 3-D and FINA-F102 Fundamental Studio 2-D. Preference will be given on a first come first serve basis.

Program Description and Activities

During this four week program, students will explore   Florence and its surroundings by sketching, drawing, and experimenting with sculptural concepts. While studying in Florence, students will have access to painting facilities, classrooms, and gallery space in order to further develop their creative ideas into projects. While classes will be held four days per week, there will also be opportunities for tours of local museums and monuments. These tours offer students a chance to be inspired by the enormous artistic and cultural wealth of Florence.

In addition, there will be daily fieldtrips in and around the city. Longer trips will include travel to Pisa via train in order to visit the famous Leaning Tower and cathedral museum. A weekend trip will include a visit to Siena. During this excursion, students will visit la Piazza del Palio di Siena, Palazzo Pubblico, the cathedral, and the cathedral museum. Another voyage will be Pietra Santa to visit the sculpture studios and marble quarries. Finally, students will embark on a two-day trip to Rome.

Students will need to enroll in three credits of Drawing or Painting and 3 credits of  Art, Aesthetics and Creativity  :

  • Sculpture: FINA-S497 Independent Study in Studio Art, (1-6 CR).
  • Painting: FINA-S497 Independent Study in Studio Art, (1-6 CR).
  • FINA-A399 Art, Aesthetics and Creativity

These courses can be used as a degree requirement for most art students and as an elective for non-art students. This course will be taught in English by two IUSB    professors, Ron Monsma and Dora Natella. Throughout the semester, all of the completed activities (artwork) from the students will be compiled in order to house an exhibition at the SRISA in Florence towards the end of the course. Another exhibition of that portfolio will be scheduled in the fall on the campus of  IUSB.

By living and studying in Florence for one month, students will have first-hand experience and insight into the European history and art that are invaluable to cultural awareness.

Florence

Program Fee

The total cost of this program will be $4,730.00 plus six tuition credits at IUSB. The fee includes airfare, instructional fees, housing, health insurance, travel in Italy, and a museum pass. This fee also includes a $250 housing deposit, which will be credited to your student account if your apartment is not damaged. Students will need to plan on additional funding for art supplies and food costs since they are not included in the estimate. Fees may vary slightly since airfare is not   purchased and apartments vary on accommodations

Deadlines

Applications are due by Monday, February 24, 2014.  A deposit of $800 is due by Monday, March 3 with the balance paid in full (or by commitment from Financial Aid) by May 10.

Housing

The host school, SRISA, provides 1, 2, and 3 bedroom apartments in the heart of Florence that are within walking distance to the school, museums, and parks.

Financial Aid

All loans, grants, and scholarships for which participants are eligible at Indiana University can also be used for the Painting & Sculpture in Florence program.

APPLICATION INFORMATION

Applications are available online and from the Office of International Programs. Any student desiring to participate in the program should contact:

Lisa Zwicker
Director of International Programs
zwicker@iusb.edu
DW 3269, (574) 520-4231

Dora Natella
Associate Professor of Visual Arts
dnatella@iusb.edu
Fine Arts 110, (574) 520-4895

Ron Monsma
Associate Professor of Drawing and Painting
rmonsma@iusb.edu
Fine Arts 110, (574) 520-4563


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