Monday, October 31, 2016

The Region of Tuscany

We will be touring the region of Tuscany (Italian "Toscana"), a province located in central Italy. Its diverse natural landscape encompasses the rugged Apennine Mountains, the island of Elba’s beaches on the Tyrrhenian Sea, and Chianti’s olive groves and vineyards.

Toscana is Italian for Tuscany

Tuscany's capital is Florence is home to some of the world’s most recognizable Renaissance art and architecture, including Michelangelo’s "David" statue, Botticelli’s works in the Uffizi Gallery, and the Brunelleschi's dome on the Duomo basilica.

Michelangelo’s "David"

Botticelli’s "The Birth of Venus"

Duomo basilica

Getting there!

Most airlines have regular flights to Rome or Milan. Some have direct flights to Venice (Delta). One little-known fact is that if you are heading to Tuscany, some airlines have seasonal non-stop flights to Pisa. It might be worth checking that out, since it is a short train ride away from Florence, and the prices are usually more economical. Most other cities in Italy do not have intercontinental airports. That means that to fly into Florence, for example, you will need to stop over in some other European city first.

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Italy, Here We Come!

Based on a suggestion from one of our students, we have decided to take students to Italy in September of 2017 !!

Flag of Italy

The flag of Italy is a tricolor featuring three equally sized vertical pales of green, white and red, with the green at the hoist side.


Italy (Italy in Italian) is a European country with a long Mediterranean coastline, it shares open land borders with France, Switzerland, Austria, Slovenia, San Marino, and Vatican City. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins. The official currency is the Euro (€).

Euro (€)

Italy has a largely temperate seasonal climate or Mediterranean climate; due to its shape, it is often referred to in Italy as lo Stivale (the Boot).

Map of Italy

Here are some Italian phrases that are useful...

Thank you...Grazie

You're Welcome...Prego

Please...Per favore



Excuse me...Mi scusi

I'm sorry...Mi dispiace

I don't understand..Non capiso

Where is the bathroom?...Dov’รจ la toilette?

Most Italians do speak English these days because of the internet, you won't have any trouble finding someone to help you.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Join Us Overseas!

We are starting this new blog! For our international workshops! We have decided to organize workshops overseas & in other foreign countries for students on a biannual basis.

That means that we now are taking students abroad to learn, create & cultivate on location! Make sure you have your passport, pack your bags and get ready to travel to instructional art workshops & programs for art lovers with guided tours of the art, architecture & museum of that region!

Travel Abroad through Art!