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Spring 2021 Garden Updates

Spring has sprung in our garden! There are lots of flowers blooming and plants sprouting. We had a set-back with a repair needed for the acqueduct tube which passes beneath our garden and required digging...

Extended Deadline & Calendar Updates for...

Due to uncertainties for international travel amidst the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, we have decided to shift the calendar of our Fall 2021 semester at the Siena School for Liberal Arts and our partner pro...

Forthcoming Updates for 2021 Deaf Studies...

We are waiting to confirm plans for our summer 2021 Deaf Studies courses until mid or late April 2021.  We are currently exploring 2 possibilities for the summer 2021 Deaf-Studies program: a 2 week course ...

Sustainable winter garden updates

Although the temps are getting below zero at night our sustainable garden is still thriving, with hearty plants and the help of our greenhouse and covering plant beds! With a hard-working team led by...

#SportSign LIS Project

What are we working on together with Valeria Giura? Stay tuned to find out! We can give you a hint: these are videos made within #SportSign, a European project to facilitate communication with Deaf people...

#DeafMuseums Project Underway

The aim of the European project Deaf Museums Project is to enhance and preserve the cultural and historical heritage of the deaf community to make known and understood the culture, life, the world of deaf...

Fall 2020 activities underway

Activities are starting back up for the fall and we are hosting a small group of students through our partner school the Siena Art Institute. The students of the Fall 2020 semester are working on their...

Idiom challenge with Profs Valeria Indice...

In our latest video, our teachers Valeria Indice and Jeff Shapiro challenge each other in Italian and English idioms!Nel nostro nuovo video, i nostri insegnanti Valeria Indice e Jeff Shapiro si sfidano...

Planting our winter garden

We've been working under the guidance of our faculty member Bernardo Giorgi to plant winter crops in our garden following sustainable permaculture practices.  Our plants include leeks, cabbages, broccoli, ...

Lockdown Lifted: Extended Application Deadline

Since events are evolving rapidly around the globe, here is a newsletter with some updates on our activities at the Siena Art Institute and the Siena School for Liberal Arts. As our digital initiatives con...

Covid-19 Prevention Policies

We require incoming students to abide by all travel and testing guidelines which apply to their country of origin and we will help our students to monitor the evolving border restrictions of the Italian...

Spring Show 2020 Launching Online May 9

DIGITAL EXHIBIT LAUNCHING ONLINE SATURDAY MAY 9th at 5:30pm! Join us online as we celebrate together the artworks created by the tenacious young artists of the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for...

Working remotely in the coronavirus "lock-down"

The entire country of Italy is currently in a national “lock-down” to help lessen the spread of the coronavirus.  Our building is closed until April 3 as required by this national mandate, but our work a...

COVID-19: Info & Resources for our students...

At the Siena Art Institute (SART) & Siena School for Liberal Arts (SSLA), we are committed to ensuring the health & safety of all of our students and community members. This page provides latest information...

International Women's Day Celebrations

Happy International Women's Day! Now is the time of year when Siena is awash in gold, as the mimosa trees’ clusters of yellow flowers are in bloom across the country! In Italy, since WWII, the mimosa f...

Visiting Siena's weekly Farmers' Market

Every Friday from 7:30am to 2pm is the weekly farmer's market in Siena's Lizza Park, alongside the main bus station of Piazza Gramsci.  Local producers bring all kinds of locally-produced goods, including ...

Our Sustainable Garden in Bloom!

Spring 2020 has arrived to our school garden!  It is really exciting to see the flowers growing and the bees buzzing, thanks to the hard work of our instructor Bernardo Giorgi!

Visiting the City Archives

Painting Professor Franca Marini led our visit to the City Archives, seeing the important Biccherne tablets and other highlights of the collection.  We also were able to enjoy the view from the archives ...

First Field Trip of Spring 2020 Semester...

The first field trip has been announced for our Spring 2020 semester!  This Friday our students from the Siena School for Liberal Arts and the Siena Art Institute will be travelling to the historic hill-top ...

Historic Fresco Paintings at Siena's City...

Siena is filled with important areas of cultural heritage and artistic signifigance.  One place that is very worthwhile to see in the city center is Palazzo Pubblico, the historic city hall.  Construction o...
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