“Studying the works of the Italian Renaissance was the most significant formative experience for me as an artist.
— Gage teaching artist Kimberly Trowbridge”

Dear friends,

Join Kimberly Trowbridge and Carol Hendricks July 16-29, 2018 for this unparalleled opportunity to study the art of the Renaissance while developing your drawing skills.

During this two week Florentine intensive, Kimberly will teach a variety of drawing techniques, including graphite, pen and ink, gouache, and collage. These methods will be applied when working on-sight from the magnificent sculptures throughout Florence, from the life-model in the studio, and in developing master-copies of Renaissance paintings that analyze composition through the lens of Modernism.

“Studying the works of the Italian Renaissance was the most significant formative experience for me as an artist. The pictorial tradition of the Renaissance painters continues to inform my artistic practice in fundamental ways. This trip is an exciting opportunity for me to return to Florence, to the roots of my tradition, and to engage students in the act of looking and creating through the perspective of a contemporary artist. My personal highlights include: Fra Angelico, Pontormo, Piero della Francesca, Masaccio, Botticelli.” –Kimberly Trowbridge

Santa Croce, Facade

Carol Hendricks, your Italian art history expert, introduces you to Florence’s famed art and history. Mornings will be spent touring and drawing in places such as the UffiziSan Marco, Santa Croce, the Bargello, Santa Maria Novella and the museums of the Palazzo Pitti and Boboli Gardens. Students will gain knowledge through lectures, discussion and hands on practice in drawing in the studio and on location in the city.

The Florence program is head quartered at Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in the heart of the city for studio classes, art history lectures and the occasional retreat to the garden courtyard for plein-air sketching. Your stay in Florence covers 14 nights, with three days free for your own independent explorations. Your accommodations are in shared apartments throughout the city with double or single occupancy bedrooms.

If you have any questions, contact Adult Programs Director Carol Hendricks.

Tour details:

Date: July 16-29, 2018
Total cost: Double occupancy room — $4,200/person
Single supplement: $ 600/per person

Documents: Individual passport. Entry visas in Italy are not requested for United States citizens. Please check your expiration date of your passport as both countries require 3 month validity before expiry date. If you are not United States citizens please check Visa requirements for your country on the Consulate General of Italy – San Francisco

Tour includes 10-day art and art history program hosted by Studio Art Centers International (SACI) in Florence, 14 nights in a centrally located Florence apartment with kitchen, welcome dinner and all Museum entries. Program price does not include airfare.

If you have any questions, contact Adult Programs Director Carol Hendricks.