After two individual conferences first thing this morning, we headed over to the PItti Palace and a visit to the Boboli Gardens, a multi-acre “park” that includes fountains, grottos, and fabulous grotesques. The weather was comfortable enough to make the visit entirely enjoyable.

The students were tasked with creating two separate works in the gardens: one utilizing color and the other, linear perspective. Colors in September are relegated to varying shades of green, but there were a few blooms to be found if you looked carefully.

As for perspective, the arbor-lined walks and architectural features of the garden provided numerous vistas.

More student conferences in the afternoon. The majority of the students are planning a day trip to the Cinqueterra tomorrow. The weekend begins!