Special Events + Workshops

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 indicated by IIS at the time of registration.

La Filastrocca italiana

Saturday, March 14, 2:00-4:30 pm

Cost: $55

Presented in Italian. Pre-registration is required

Filastrocche are there to entertain, distract, teach, scare, tease, lull, recount, affect, play, inform, curse, comfort, celebrate. And then, sometimes, they are just pure sound.
Have you ever wondered what Italian nursery rhymes sound like, or which are the catchiest filastrocche that all Italians learn to recite, sing or dance in their childhood years? But, are you really sure that this is a form of poetry solely aimed at children?
Join us in a fun exploration of this extraordinary form of poetry, in both its classic and contemporary expressions, to better appreciate the Italian language and culture.