CONN 370

Rome: Sketchbooks and Space Studies

This course synthesizes studio art practices and art historical methodologies to explore representations of landscape and the social and aesthetic implications of select public spaces, culminating in a three-week study abroad experience centered in Rome, Italy. Experiential plein air painting and drawing exercises complement weekly reading assignments and two sustained research assignments. Additionally, this course explores connections between American landscape painting and public sites and historically significant sites in Italy.

Prerequisites: ART 101