Because of a three-day excursion to the Mugello coming up on Sunday, we have declared Thursday the new Friday! Several students are planning to travel to Rome for a few days, so we ended program activities at noon today to give them the opportunity to depart so they could have at least two nights there before coming back Saturday evening…

The morning began with a presentation on the topics of color, color theory, landscape painting and watercolors and pastels. The students then took their materials in hand and had at it — testing color intensities, hues, tints, saturation, etc.

The rest of the day was “libero” — departures for Rome, walking around the city of Florence, enjoying a brief downpour of much-needed rain.