Painting En Plein Air

Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Painting En Plein Air

  • Host University

    Florence University of the Arts and Apicius International School of Hospitality

  • Location

    Florence, Italy

  • Area of Study

    Art, Studio Art

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    In this foundational open-air painting course, students will explore and familiarize with the pleasures and challenges of painting outdoors. The students will acquire skills in the techniques of Plein Air oil painting and develop critical skills to evaluate paintings executed in this style. This course will also provide students with an in depth look at the various materials and products used for outdoor painting using wet techniques. Students will be introduced to the history and tradition of this genre; the "conceptual" in landscape painting will be emphasized with a specific focus on the Italian impressionists also known as the Macchiaioli. Sessions will be held in studio and at different outdoor venues in and around Florence.

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Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

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