You discuss the nature of beauty, looking around at landscapes, objects, and people and comparing their aesthetic elements.
You practice sketching fruits and flowers with Charcoal on parchment.
You study the theory of color, how they complement and contrast, and how to select colors to emphasize a mood.
You learn to mix paints and apply them to canvas, capturing the light and color of the castle gardens.
You study the art of floral design, seeing how the proper arrangement of flowers can affect the character of a room or an outdoor space.
You experiment with wax, learning both to build up small amounts and shape them together, and to carve out patterns from larger wax blocks to find the shapes already inside.
You experiment with fashion, trying on different outfits and watching as others do the same, learning how clothing can enhance or diminish certain physical features or give the impression of youth or age.
You practice all the techniques of needlework, from simple mending to dressmaking and embroidery.
You practice designing beautiful outfits from the first scrap of fabric to the last finishing touch of jewelry.
You practice painting minature portraits, capturing (and in some cases enhancing) each subject's unique beauty.