ART 140, Drawing I: Exploring Barcelona (3 hours)
From its mountain peak of Tibidabo to its shoreline on the Balearic Sea, Barcelona's varied topography and urban spaces provide a range of interesting views for a beginning-level drawing student: narrow corridors within the Gothic quarter of the city, city squares and roundabouts, small plazas centered within unique neighborhoods, and parks and boulevards decorated with Modernisme style architecture. While studying and using fundamental drawing principals, such as linear and atmospheric perspective, students will record their observations of this visually rich city. Classes will be structured with group excursions, including visiting the monastery mountain of Montserrat; independent assignments; instructor presentations and demonstrations; and critiques. Previous drawing experience is not required. Taught in Barcelona by Prof. Kevin Gardner.

ART 340 Drawing III: An Artist's Portrait of Barcelona (3 hours)
This advanced level drawing course postulates that Barcelona has its own unique characteristics and that this city is best understood in relationship to its people. You will undertake the drawing and painting of both people and place through a variety of media, both graphic and aqueous, and through both class-structured and independent work. Similar to writing a travel journal, students will develop an artist's book, which will include observational drawings and paintings as well as reflections on readings and experiences, to form a personal portrait of Barcelona. Taught in Barcelona by Prof. Kevin Gardner.

ART 491 Topics: The Art Museum - Art and Nationalism in Barcelona (3 hours)
This course uses the museums of Barcelona as its classroom. Barcelona boasts some of the most innovative museums in Europe, with a particular emphasis on modern art and culture. The course, however, will explore the broader artistic history of the region, including museums that focus on material culture. Thus we begin with the Museum of Archaeology of Cataluna exploring pre-History through Roman material culture and ending with the Museum of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona. Catalan identity is celebrated within these collections and deliberately crafted to present an independent and forward thinking city and region. Designed as a museum studies course, the class will focus on curatorial decision-making, which includes issues of exhibition design and layout, collections management, marketing, museum education, and accessibility. Taught in Barcelona by Dr. Eileen McKiernan-Gonzalez.

Please note: All courses are taught in English. Each student must take at least one three-credit hour course. However, students typically take two three-credit hour courses. The program fee is the same if you take one or two courses. A student cannot take more than two three-credit-hour courses. All course credit will be issued by Western Kentucky University. The WKU Registrar will transfer your grades to your home institution approximately 6-8 weeks after the completion of the program. We encourage all students - long before KIIS program departure - to contact their Academic Advisor, Department Head, and/or the Study Abroad Office to determine the credit equivalencies at their home institution (that is, confirm ahead of time with your college or university how your desired KIIS courses will count towards your major and/or overall degree requirements). Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment.

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