Study the art and architecture of Florence up close and in person, through the study of Art History or the Studio medium of Drawing. Our classroom will be the city itself with all its beautiful piazza, palazzos, churches and museums. All classes will be conducted ON SITE! Once in Florence, immerse yourself in a perfectly preserved Renaissance town built around the central cathedral St. Mary of the Flowers (Duomo). Study famous paintings at the Uffizi, sculpture at the Bargello and regal living at the Pitti Palace. Experience firsthand the well-ordered layout as you walk through the Boboli gardens. Take your time to admire the innovative construction of Brunelleschi’s dome while having a drink at a nearby outdoor café. Both classes will be taught during excursoins to points of interest throughout the city. Since Florence is a pedestrian city (no cars allowed), come prepared to walk, talk and think for yourself!                

Course Offerings:

Art History: Art & Architecture of Florence

Drawing: Florence Studio Plein-Air

 

Sample Itinerary

Friday, June 22 – Depart USA (overnight flight)

Saturday, June 23  – Hotel arrival and group welcome dinner

Sunday, June 24 – Art History tour at the Orsanmichele, the Bargello and Piazza della Signoria or Drawing at the Boboli and Bardini gardens.

Monday, June 25 – Art History tour at the Duomo Museum, Campanile and Baptistery or Drawing at the Boboli and Bardini gardens.

Tuesday, June 26 – Art History tour at the Feast of San Giovanni, Calcio Storico (pending schedule) or Drawing at the Boboli and Bardini gardens.

Wednesday, June 27 – City wide holiday feast of San Giovanni (no class). Will attend Calcio Storico pending event’s schedule.

Thursday, June 28 – Art History tour at the Medici Palace and Chapel or Drawing at the Boboli and Bardini gardens. Afternoon group farewell lunch!

Friday, June 29 – Art History tour at the Ponte Vecchio, Bardini Gardens and Pitti Palace or Drawing at the Boboli and Bardini gardens. Afternoon group farewell lunch!

Saturday, June 30 – Departure

 

Included

  • 60 CEUs (JU credit may be available for a fee upon request)
  • Breakfast daily
  • Welcome Dinner/ Farewell Lunch
  • Housing in double occupancy hotel rooms
  • Program related excursions (museums entrances, in-country transportation)
  • Medical & Accident Insurance
  • Pre-departure/On-site orientation
  • 24 hour on site support

Not Included

  • Roundtrip Airfare
  • Meals (other than those specified above)
  • Textbook/Supplies
  • Incidentals