The vaparetto crew were back at work today much to the delight of the students. The morning journey across to the Rialto bridge to draw near the markets was far easier. Venice is actually quite small, but walking from A to B can be eventful, the water bus takes all the stress away.
We drew the facades of the buildings on the Grand canal first, and many of the students were fascinated at the location used in the James Bond film Casino Royale.
It was another excellent session and loads of good stuff produced in the sketchbooks.
It’s great how we take over the place!
It was a visit to the Peggy Guggenheim museum in the afternoon to see the private collection and the vorticist exhibition. It’s always good to see this amazing gallery on the grand canal, and we finished off the session with some detailed observation on the narrow canals.
I think everyone’s getting the hang of my accent now and the translation into standard English is not too difficult for everyone. It’s a good job I’ve got my sketchbooks to show them what I mean!
The students have been challenged to make their own way back to the hotel, venetian style. I think they will all opt for the vaparetto. We tried out the traghetto to cut across the grand canal. Check out the video: