Venice Architectural Sketchbook
Duration: 4 weeks – Part time
Description: Participants of diverse backgrounds and artistic ability will combine working in situ in diverse venues in historic Venice. Venice Architectural Sketchbook is designed to fully integrate the learning experience and creative process. This program combines the historic and contemporary context of the locations with the development of the creative process and refining technique and style. Students are encouraged to view their sketchbook as a visual journal and add to it as they see fit to reflect their personal experience. At the close of the program, students will present their impressions and reflections on their work and the neighborhood work sites. Participation and interaction are fundamental both to individual and collective student growth and success during the course.
Admission requirements: Introductory courses are intended for students at all levels of experience, including absolute beginners. No specific skills are required. Applicants should also show curiosity, passion and motivation.
Topics covered: Venetian cultural and architectural history, conservation and environmental issues unique to Venice, architecture as a subject, drawing materials and techniques, sketching in situ “en plein air”, use of critique in the learning process and artistic development, creation of a drawing portfolio