Experience the rich artistic and cultural traditions of Greece and Italy while learning about and making art. The course will make full use of the museums, artists, and cultural institutions in these two countries to help students develop a greater awareness of art and its development throughout history. Particular focus will be placed on the migration of art, aesthetics, and craftsmanship throughout Greece and Italy and its consequent influence on Greek and Italian culture and European art.
In Greece students will visit Athens, Delphi, Olympia, Mycenae, Nafplion, and Epidaurus. Additionally, they will voyage to one of Greece’s many remote islands. The group will make its way to Palermo, Sicily, and visit Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Catania, and Messina. A quick ferry ride brings the group to Villa San Giovanni where they will board a train and travel north along the eastern coast of Italy with stops at San Nicolla Arcella, the Amalfi Coast, Pompeii, and Naples. From there they will pause in Florence and Rome for an extended period of time to set up studios and make art in response to their experience.