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ID 122 Sketching and Rendering for Ideas

March 7-15, 2014
Sicily, Italy

This is a Global Classroom series class, a semester-long course taught at Marymount that includes an international field experience during Spring Break.

Course Description

This course explores the fundamental methods of graphic analysis, freehand sketching, and rendering for recording ideas and observations visually. These visual skills help designers to be creative and understand the documentation of work for construction. Emphasis will be placed on rapid and notational sketching for the built environment; rendering skills for architectural interiors and exteriors, furnishings, and accessories; and material simulation and delineation techniques through a variety of media including pen and ink, watercolor and markers.

Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in ID 121

Faculty: Professor Robin Wagner

Professor Robin Wagner specializes in illustration and drawing communication. She has developed the 3D drawing courses taken by interior design students at Marymount. Her lectures and love of drawing will help you “really see” and discover a new visual literacy through the island of Sicily.

Tentative Schedule
January - February Class meetings at MU, Monday & Thursday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
March 7 Departure
March 8 Palermo
March 9 Erice
March 10 Trapani- Segesta-Selinute-Agrigento
March 11 Agrigento-Piazza Armerina-Caltagirone
March 12 Caltagirone-Siracusa-Catania
March 13 Catania-Taormina-Montalbano Elicona
March 14 Cefalu-Caccamo-Palermo
March 15 Return to Washington, DC
March - May Class meetings at MU, Monday & Thursday 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Program Cost: $900

The program fee includes:

  • Round-trip economy-class international airfare
  • Double occupancy accommodations
  • Ground transportation
  • Entrance fees to all required site visits and cultural events
  • Daily continental breakfast

MU reserves the right to make any necessary changes including adjustments in cost in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise. Financial aid may apply. For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office as soon as possible.

The Center for Global Education will register selected students for this course class after receiving a signed Acceptance of Participation Form. Full-time students do not need to pay additional tuition for this course provided they are registered for no more than 18 credits during the spring semester, including this course. Full-time students enrolled in more than 18 credits are subject to over-enrollment fees.

Application Opens: September 13, 2013

Application Deadline: October 19, 2013

Application Status Updates Sent to Applicants: Week of October 21, 2013

Acceptance of Participation Forms Due: November 6, 2013

Before you start the online application it is strongly recommended that you meet with a representative from the Center for Global Education. Schedule an appointment online using your MU ID and password.

Learn more about the application process