Instructors ~ Alecia Serafini & Polly Ford
We are already excited to go back to San Marco di Casetellabate and immerse ourselves in the beauty and culture of Italy!
Below is the curriculum for summer 2016. We will be updating the new curriculum for 2017. As students register, we will look at the art preference sheet to get ideas for the curriculum. We will design the curriculum partially around the interest of the students who will be with us!
Please check back for updates and changes.
Lessons in Painting ~
En plein air painting – Students will work outdoors directly from nature. Students will learn how to incorporate organizational principles such as linear perspective, atmospheric perspective, and unity to produce landscape paintings in, and around, San Marco di Castellabate.
Students will explore multiple techniques in water-based paints, (water color, gouache, and acrylics). Techniques will include mixing mediums, glazing, using masking fluid, wet on wet, glazing, and dry brush.
Lessons in Drawing ~ sketchbooks will be used on a daily basis and will include works in pencil, charcoal, pen & ink, and oil pastel. Students will learn techniques in drawing from life. Students will also be encouraged to draw from their own inspirations and experiences on the trip.
Lessons in Mixed Media & Assemblage ~
Students will be encouraged to explore found object materials to include in their works.
Lessons in Sculpture and Land-Art ~
Students will have an opportunity to work alone and in teams to create 3D pieces influenced by the environment.
Lessons in Art History~
Students will visit historic museums, such as the museum at Paestum which houses the famous monument, Tomb of the Diver, and learn about the area’s ancient Greek art history.
Critique and Supportive Sharing ~
Students will reflect on their own work, and the work of their peers on a daily basis.
Students will take part in a closing exhibition of works created during their stay. Students will take part in the planning and organization of the exhibit.
DAILY SCHEDULE - Visual Art
8:00 AM, BREAKFAST
8:30 AM to 9:50 AM, CONVERSATIONAL ITALIAN
9:50 AM, SNACK
10 -10:45 AM - Technique lesson. Students will explore a technique in drawing, painting, mixed media, or sculpture to add to their daily work if they choose.
10:45 AM-12:15 PM - *Studio
12:30 PM, LUNCH
1:15 PM, BEACH/ VOLLEYBALL/ SWIMMING POOL, FREE TIME, ETC.
4:30 PM to 7:15 PM - *Studio/Critique
7:30 PM, DINNER
8:15 PM - Join music students in the jam session - FREE TIME/ QUIZZES/SHOW AND TELL
End of evening PRESENTATION OF DAY AHEAD
*STUDIO: Includes art inside and outside of the complex