I hope everyone’s travel arrangements are going well. I want to advise you all to make sure that in your luggage selections/combinations, you have a small bag for overnight excursions. We will be going on an overnight trip to Naples to see Herculaneum and Pompeii, as well as a three day trip (2 nights) to the region of Umbria. During those trips, there are a few stops we will make where out luggage will be with us. We will be traveling by train to both destinations, and some days the bags will be with us before or after we check into the hotels. For this reason, make sure you have a smaller bag that will easily accommodate the travels days, and be easy to carry.
I believe everyone received an email from ISA with guidelines for pre-departuere and arrival guidelines. In the event that you loose that document, or didn’t recieve it, I am posting here for your convenience.
ISA Guidelines: Arrival Guidelines
A reminder that our 2nd Rome Studio Orientation is tonight at 6pm. We will meet in the Upper Studio Critique space, just like last week. This evening we will be joined by Keely Davin from OU’s Office of Education Abroad. She will discuss information related to OU and study abroad. Additionally, I will be discussing more information related to our trip, curriculum, supplies, etc. Looking forward to seeing you then!
I have heard from a number of you that the Rome Map listed on the textbooks list is out of print. Apparently, since our last Rome program, it has in fact gone out of print. I have created a list of “Map Options” under the “Documents” tab above. We will review these map options at our next orientation this Thursday – April, 25th at 6pm.
Thank you everyone for a productive orientation this evening. All the documents discussed and presented can be found under the “Documents” tab listed above. Please check back to this blog regularly from now until the time of departure for announcements, resources and information related to our Studio Rome Program.
Next Thursday 4/25 is our next orientation. We will be joined by Keely Davin at that session, and she will be discussing issues related to travel and Ohio University.
Please review the Art Supply List by the next orientation and come with questions about the various media listed on the sheet. You will have many choices related to how to you work while you are traveling. The list is meant to assist you in deciding what and how you want to work based on your personal interests and budgets. Also cross reference the list with the inventory on Dick Blick’s University Link. If you spend time clicking on the item numbers, it will take you to images and information about each product. The images and specs should help you decide what you are most interested in working with during the trip. For those of you interested in illustration markers (Copic or other brands) I have added some additional items to consider to the Dick Blick list online. Make sure to check out the Crescent Render sketchbooks. These are great for illustration markers. I will spend more time in the next session answering questions about supplies, technology as well as other items related to our upcoming trip.
The Education Abroad Program: Rome Studio: Place, Context & Response will occur in the Summer of 2013. This program is intended to assist studio arts and design students in developing conceptual documentation and drawing skills while deepening their knowledge, understanding and appreciation of architecture and issues of space/place in the specific sociological/historical place of Rome.
Program dates: May 23 — June 20. 2013
Application deadline: March 8, 2013.
FULL PROGRAM DETAILS are available under the “Program Information” page above.