Saturday March 17, 2:00 to 4:30 pm
Giotto di Bondone, known simply as Giotto, was an Italian painter and architect who lived and worked between 1200 and 1300. His original work makes him the first modern artist in history, whose influence lasted for the entire 14th century and whose masterworks have been admired ever since by all. In his paintings Giotto gives volume and emotions to the human figures and perspective to the compositions, overcoming both the hieratic character and the bidimensionality of the Byzantine style. Drawing on both history and legend, we will explore Giotto life and work through the frescoes of the Scrovegni Chapel in Padua, the frescos in the Upper Church at Assisi, and the Campanile in Florence.
Saturday March 17, 2018, 1:30pm to 4:30pm
Planning a trip to Italy? This highly entertaining workshop will help you prepare. You will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling–meeting people, ordering in a restaurant, making a reservation, shopping–learning essential Italian words and key phrases so you can get more from your vacation. The class is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian.
Saturday November 4, 2 to 4:30 pm
Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto are two past tenses Italians use a lot. For English speakers, it is a real struggle to use them properly because Italian language includes variants of the past tenses that either don’t exist at all in English, or correlate inconsistently with their English counterparts. Are you familiar with Passato Prossimo and Imperfetto?
During this workshop we will give you wide range of tools to master the use of these tenses and hopefully you’ll walk out of the room feeling better about them!