SACI sculpture class fall field trips around Florence

SACI sculpture class with instructor, John Taylor (Fall 2015)

SACI sculpture class with instructor, John Taylor (Fall 2015)

During the fall term, SACI’s sculpture classes went on several field trips. In addition to the inspiring visits to the marble quarries and sculpture studios in Carrara and Pietrasanta, they also went around Florence to experience the newly re-opened Museo del Duomo where the restored doors of the Baptistry are on display. During the term, they visited the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo’s David and his unfinished Prisoners, plus, they viewed an important bas relief at the Casa Buonarroti. They saw Donatello’s pulpit in the church of San Lorenzo, and went to the Bargello national museum to see Florentine sculpture from the 1400s. Last but not least, they visited the anatomical sculptures in wax at La Specola.

Then, back at the SACI studios, they got their hands dirty, and put inspiration into action while learning new additive and subtractive techniques in creating sculpture. Here are some highlights from the Fall 2015 term.

(Photos courtesy of John Taylor.)

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Are you a SACI Alumn or Friend? Apply now to SACI’s Spring 2016 “master/class” 2-week SACI Alumni sculpture workshop, April 25 – May 9, 2016 in Seravezza, ITALY. Deadline to apply is March 1, 2016.

About SACI

SACI is a US non-profit College of Art and Design in Florence, Italy, for undergraduate and graduate students seeking accredited instruction in studio art, design, conservation, art history, and Italian language and culture. Founded in 1975, SACI offers the following programs: Academic Semester/Year Abroad, Summer Studies, Venice Summer Program, Post-Bac in Conservation, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History.

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