Program Details

The Program's ideology is based on the compelling impact that firsthand observation and perception have on drawing and painting. Students will work on location taking their inspiration from the evocative ruins, churches, Renaissance palaces, museums, stre
Location:
Pompei, Italy; Rome, Italy; Florence, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
During June and/or July (4 or 8 week programs available), students paint & draw from observation each day, in the streets, parks, gardens & historical sites of Rome. Art history on-site lectures take place once each week. The Rome Art Program welcomes students pursuing their BA and MFA degrees in Studio Art, as well as painters and sculptors looking to renew their studio practice. Working plein-air, where the street and garden become the studio, profoundly impacts the focus and output of our students. Launched in 2009, the Rome Art Program is designed to inspire students to expand their artistic vision through painting and drawing on the streets of Rome; expanding on the plein-air tradition of earlier generations of artists. -Daily plein–air painting in watercolor, gouache and acrylic -Daily drawing, plein–air or transcribing masterworks in churches and museums -Weekly on–site seminars with art historian -Weekly group critiques and Visiting Artist critiques -Daily individual on-site critiques -Field trips to Pompeii and Florence with art historian

The Program's ideology is based on the compelling impact that firsthand observation and perception have on drawing and painting. Students will work on location taking their inspiration from the evocative ruins, churches, Renaissance palaces, museums, streets and gardens that constitute the Italian landscape. Critiques and lectures will lend insight and prompt a deeper knowledge of each student's artistic journey. Guiding students through important sites, distinguished art historians will illuminate the significance of historic places and periods.

The Program is incorporated as a U.S. non-profit educational organization and it's Artistic Director is Carole Robb, a winner of the Rome Prize in Painting (1980), a Fulbright Scholar and a member of the National Academy NY. Ms. Robb has worked and exhibited in Rome, London, and New York. The Program has an internationally recognized faculty of artists, visiting artists and art historians.
Setting Description:
Rome, a Mecca for painters and sculptors since the seventeenth century, continues to serve as muse and subject for beginning and established artists. Students will become part of the fabric of the city, as they paint and draw directly from millennia-old landmarks and in the gardens and streets of lesser-known areas. Accomplished art historians will lead regular on-site discourses and field trips. The curriculum will be complemented by evening lectures and receptions at the American and British Academies and by visits to the city's diverse contemporary art galleries.
Cost:
Program Cost includes Tuition and Accommodation and one field trip (Florence in June, Pompeii in July). Full 8-week Program: (June 1 – July 27, 2014): Tuition, including triple occupancy accommodations $8,090 4-week June Session: (June 1 – June 28, 2014): Tuition, including triple occupancy accommodations $4,590 4-week July Session: (July 1 – July 27, 2014): Tuition, including triple occupancy accommodations $4,590 A limited number of scholarships will be awarded by the admissions committ

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