Our final week and we are making the most of our time here!
Monday we experimented with egg yolk, using it as medium for pigment in the same way that Giotto painted during the early Renaissance. Students completed a small painting using a clay board panel to absorb and support the paint.
Students have continued to make their painted diaries/ or reflection after each trip. So they each have completed a painting representing, Assisi, Sienna, Tivoli, Orvieto / Todi and Florence.
The class has experienced the issues of working out in the landscape and on site, such as carrying materials, selecting a good spot, setting up the painting or drawing, dealing with the heat, mosquitos, traffic and on lookers!
This past week the students have sketched in the streets of Spoleto and on a beautiful Monday evening class time was spent on location, making oil pastels at the Ponte de Torre.
On Thursday we made a visit to the The Museum of Palazzo Collicola Arti Visive, where the visual art students enjoyed viewing The Collection Carandente, which includes Italian and international artists of worldwide fame, such as Calder, Henry Moore and Sol le Witt.
Individual portraits are completed and the students are now focused on their final pieces.
Students are asked to consider all that they are drawn to here in Spoleto, be it urban or landscape and to select their appropriate medium and surface to work on while developing an art piece of personal meaning, representative of their time spent in Spoleto.
They are asked to consider, the development of their individual idea, the medium, composition, use and relationship of color, scale, depth of field (if necessary) and the quality of execution.