On April 14 the ISI Florence Spring 2018 Drawing Class, taught by Prof. Tiziano Lucchesi, traveled to Montecatini Terme (Tuscany) for an exhibition of our final works. The show was a part of the event “Disegni ANIMAti” hosted by the Comune di Montecatini Terme and Frida Onlus, an organization that deals with eating disorders.

As a class we chose to focus on hands as the subject matter of our drawings. Often the position of the hands has a common meaning across cultures, and we can understand another person’s thoughts or feelings simply by how they use their hands. Each of us created a 50 x 70 cm pencil drawing with this concept in mind. We enjoyed working with this excellent organization and we hope our drawings were both inspiring and comforting to the audience.

Margaret Veldman (UVA)