The Art & Architecture of Italy
Professor Carey Watters.
Join Professors Carey Watters and Tom Berenze on a study abroad tour of Italy focusing on the study of ancient and Renaissance art and architecture in Florence, Venice and Naples. You will visit a combination of museums, archeological sites, and cultural sites. Professor Berenze will be teaching a Watercolor and Acrylic Plein Air Painting course in which students will be working on location in Florence, Venice, Rome, Naples and Capo Vaticano. This course is for students who have a desire and motivation to pursue a deeper understanding of the history, culture and landscape of Italy.
In Florence, students will focus on museums and in Venice they will explore the landscape. In Rome, architecture will be researched and in Naples, the students will look deeply at street life. Longer painting sessions will take place in Capo Vaticano dealing with the traditional landscape tropes and expansive vistas for which Italy is known. Each day the students will have an opportunity to paint something with which they have a connection. Through painting, students will further their understanding of their subject matter and better understand the history and culture of Italy.
ART 391 & ART 288/388/488:
The Art and Architecture of Italy (3 credits) and Topics in 2D - Landscape Painting (3 credits/Gen Ed)
Approximately $4,000 including airfare and lodging (excluding tuition for 6 credits). Price includes entrance to museums, tours, daily breakfast, dinner, and in-country transportation. Grants and financial aid are available. Parkside students may be eligible to receive up to $1500 from study abroad grants!