Special Events + Workshops

Italian for Travelers

Saturday, August 8, 2:00 - 4:30 pm - CANCELED

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian and English. Register by August 1 - CANCELED

Is it time to travel in Italy? Then it’s time to learn how to handle common situations that you are likely to encounter when visiting our country–meeting people, ordering in a coffee shop or restaurant, buying bus, train or museum tickets, shopping. Role playing these situations, you will learn to use key words and phrases, so as to get more from your vacation.

The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.

Arte: Caravaggio

Saturday, August 8, 2:00 - 4:30 pm - SOLD OUT

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian . Register by August 1 - SOLD OUT

Michelangelo Merisi, known as Caravaggio, was an Italian artist active in Rome, Naples, Malta, and Sicily between 1553 and 1610. His peculiar style and approach to his art and his rebellious life made him famous as the ”Pittore Maledetto”. His artwork combined a realistic observation of the human being with a dramatic use of light and tension within the bodies. His art has influenced the Baroque style and generations of artists after him.
Drawing on both history and legend we will explore Caravaggio life and work through his masterpieces.

Leggere e parlare: Elementare book club

Saturday, September 12, 2:00 - 4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian and English. Register by September 5

This Book Club is designed to meet Elementary students’ desire of reading an Italian story and have a genuine conversation about it.
During the meeting, participants will improve their reading skills, vocabulary and grammar.
Our Instructor will facilitate the conversation while participants chat about the story and share their opinions and ideas in a friendly and informal environment.

Before attending the meeting, participants are invited to read a short story provided by IIS at the time of registration.