This arts program will take place primarily in three locations: San Jose, Monteverde, and San Vicente. San Jose is the largest city in Costa Rica where you will learn about its rich culture and history through various museum visits. Monteverde is known as “the jungle in the clouds.” It is in this lush, tropical environment where you will study ceramics under the instruction of Ishmael Soto. In San Vicente, you will work alongside local artisans, learning the ceramic traditions of their ancestors, the Choretega Indians.
Ceramics in Costa Rica
Art History in Italy
With ancient origins and a rich medieval past, Florence is most famous for its Renaissance monuments and artworks. Students will walk under dramatic views of Brunelleschi's Duomo, past medieval churches, into Renaissance palaces, and through galleries with works by Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo. First–hand study of works will bring stylistic developments to life, and students will witness how cultural forces shape and define a still vibrant city.
Drawing in Italy
Create amazing art of your own while being inspired by the beauty of Florence and Venice. Receive ACC credit and experience Italy as a resident, not a tourist!
Be inspired by the architecture of Florence and the sparkling canals of Venice as you study Drawing II in Italy for 4 weeks during the summer of 2009.