Past Program

Italy: Renaissance Painting Techniques in Florence

This course will teach the painting techniques of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The techniques will include gilding, pure egg-yolk tempera, combined methods of oil and tempera and painting with oil glazes.

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Florence, Italy
  • Rome, Italy
  • Assisi, Italy
  • Siena, Italy
When
Winter 2011

Course Dates: Jan 3, 2011 — Feb 9, 2011

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • Illustration
Course Numbers
  • ILLUS-W558
Cost
$3492

Includes accommodation, field trips, local transportation, all meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

Full Course Description

This course will teach the painting techniques of the Middle Ages and Renaissance. The techniques will include gilding, pure egg-yolk tempera, combined methods of oil and tempera and painting with oil glazes. For the first three weeks of Wintersession, students will work in Providence, to be followed by a twelve-day trip to Florence, Italy, during which time students will be able to examine first-hand relevant art and consider art historical issues related to growth and development of these techniques. This trip will include three days in Rome and visits to Assisi and Siena.

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