CLU printmaking instructor, Kristi Colell, joins the teaching staff of Dan Welden’s Florence 2009 Summer workshop held in Firenze Italy this August 6-27th. Colell will be offering a Mixed Media curriculum. Three local students, will be working with artists from Saudia Arabia, South America, European, Australian and the USA: Jason Nuygen is a junior art major at CLU, Samantha Budy, art major at CSUCI and Kari Lewis, graduate of Dartmouth University majoring in Russian, and Indian Studies/art.
The workshops offer a splendid opportunity to create a solid body of work in painting, drawing, photography, or book arts while taking in the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy.
Nestled by rolling hills, olive groves and vineyards, Florence sits along the banks of the Arno river and is considered the red roofed gem of Northern Tuscany.As the veritable birthplace of the Renaissance, the city was home to Dante, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Brunelleschi, and countless other famous artists. Today it is a thriving metropolis and inspiration to artists from all over the world.Museums such as the Uffizi, Accademia, Bargello, and the Palazzo Pitti, house the greatest repository of Renaissance art in the western world.