Art in Florence

Art in Florence

 

Program Director: Leslie Koptcho

Art in Florence offers an exceptional opportunity to enhance your global, intellectual, and creative vision by studying art and creative writing while living independently in the fabulous city of Florence, Italy.

Professor Leslie Koptcho and Instructor Afton Wilky will teach discipline-specific concepts and techniques in printmaking, drawing, bookmaking, and poetry. Instruction will emphasize art and writing as a means of illuminating personal experiences of an exotic place and culture, and as a vehicle for expressing those experiences with words and images.

Classes will meet Monday through Thursday at the acclaimed Santa Reparata International School of Art, which is located in the heart of the historic center of Florence. Daily outings to museums, cultural sites, and walking tours will supplement instruction and enhance and stimulate creativity.

The month-long program also includes weekend excursions to the Medieval city of Siena (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) and to Venice, where we’ll attend the 56th Venice BiennaleLa Biennale is famous the world over for it International Exhibition of Contemporary Art.

Visit Art in Florence at LSU Academic Programs Abroad for more information.