Sorrento 01:42 PM
PROF. SIMONETTA CAPECCHI
PhD in Architectural Drawing (Federico II, University of Naples, 2001)
MA in Architecture (IUAV, University of Venice, 1993)
This course is offered to students enrolled at Sant’Anna Institute as part of the study abroad program in Sorrento, Italy. Lectures and field sketching sessions are centered on drawing on location as the best way wehave to increase our capacity to observe and to understand reality.An object, a tree, a person, cities or landscapes: during every day life or while traveling, journaling and sketchingfrom real is a profound and lasting experience. While drawing we learn to see and we can select information andhighlight details better than we could with a camera.Students will discover Sorrento and its region of Campania, visiting Naples and surrounding archaeological sites,recording their observations through images and words in a travel sketchbook.Freehand drawing and location drawing as basic and complementary skills are recommended not only amongarchitects, visual artists, animators and graphic designers, but also in disciplines such as archaeology, history,zoology, botany and geology. Classic drawing exercises, as suggested by authors such as Kimon Nicolaides orBetty Edwards, will also help beginners to break the ice with life drawing and get the most out of the experience.