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Florence Informational Meeting

Room 140, CVA

Join us for an Informational Meeting for: 

Semester Study Abroad in Florence, Italy with the School of Art

Travel study with studio faculty, Isabel Farnsworth - Spring 2018

Where: Center for the Visual Art, room 140 (off of the atrium) 

When: Friday, September 15th 

Time: 2:oo p.m.  

Parents are also welcome to attend! 

The School of Art is excited to offer this new travel study opportunity! Students now have a chance to spend an entire semester studying art in Florence, Italy starting in the spring of 2018.  Courses are offered in both Studio Art and Art History, along with other KSU courses. You’ll have the experience of a lifetime living and working in the birthplace of the Renaissance!  

Students will be able take upper-division studio courses while in Florence. Isabel Farnsworth will be teaching special topic courses (listed below) at Santa Reparta and International Art School in Florence, which is located near KSU’s campus in the center of Florence. Students live in furnished apartments with roommates within walking distance to both campuses. The program includes a tour of the major cities in Italy, including Rome and Venice. Scholarship opportunities are available!  Details will be available at this informational meeting. 

Fabrizio Ricciardelli, the Director of the Florence program, and Amber Cruxton the coordinator from Global Education, will join Isabel Farnsworth to discuss the details of the program. Amber will introduce to you what it’s like to live and study in Florence for a semester.  

Florence is the capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, it’s the is home to many masterpieces of Renaissance art and architecture. One of its most iconic sights is the Duomo, a cathedral with a terracotta-tiled dome engineered by Brunelleschi and a bell tower by Giotto. The Galleria dell'Accademia displays Michelangelo’s “David” sculpture. The Uffizi Gallery exhibits Botticelli’s “The Birth of Venus” and da Vinci’s “Annunciation. 

Isabel Farnsworth’s Special Topics course offerings: 

ARTS 44095 Drawing in the Expanded Field  

Drawing in the expanded field is a studio art course that focuses on exploring contemporary drawing across a wide range of subjects and media. Students will initially look closely at ideas pertaining to the pictorial and conceptual nature of the subject of drawing as a means to record, communicate and discover through mark making in wet and dry media.  As the course progresses, students will study artists working with drawing in media other than traditional materials. Alternative ways of drawing will be explored through the use of assemblage, on-site interventions and various technology.   

Prerequisites: Drawing III (for Studio Art majors) exceptions will be made for non-majors by special permission. 

ARTS 44095 Monotype Printmaking 

Monotype and monoprinting are forms of printmaking in which artists create unique prints through various transfer methods from a plate or matrix onto paper or other substrates. The course will teach students various painterly techniques (utilizing both additive and subtractive techniques in both oil and water based inks), stenciling and masking, chine colle, image transfer processes, block printing, overprinting and various other image making techniques. Students will be encouraged to experiment, play, explore and layer various techniques to create a portfolio of one-of-a-kind prints. The course will consist of hands-on demonstrations, slide shows of artist’s works, in class work time, discussions and critiques. 

Prerequisites: Print I (for Studio Art majors) exceptions will be made for non-majors by special permission.