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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 worknig 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...

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 2020 semester at the Siena Art Institute and our partner program the...

Covid-19 Prevention Policies

We are grateful that our Province of Siena has been spared the grave impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic which heavily hit other areas of Italy. Nation-wide, Italy has been increasingly successful in controlling...

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!

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 ...

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 ...

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...

San Gimignano Orientation Trip

On Sunday Jan 26 we'll be travelling to the hilltop town of San Gimignano with our newly-arrived students from the Siena Art Institute & Siena School for Liberal Arts.  We'll have a group lunch together ...

Start of Spring 2020 Semester!

It's amazing that 2020 is here: the start of a new decade! Our study abroad students arrive Jan 24 2020 for the start of our Spring 2020 semester at the Siena School for Liberal Arts and the Siena Art ...

Highlights of Fall 2019 Semester

It's been a spectacular Fall 2019 semester, we could not begin to capture all the experiences and special moments that we have spent together in these past few months in Siena with our fabulous students...

Visting Sator Print

Our study abroad students visited the studio of Sator Print and met artisan Piergiorgio Bertolozzi Caredio .  Sator Print, in the heart of Siena just around the corner from the cathedral, specializes ...

Visiting Palazzo Pubblico and Siena’s City A...

This morning we had the chance to visit Siena’s City Hall (Palazzo Pubblico) and the City Archives as well. In Palazzo Pubblico, we spoke about the structure, admired the view, and looked at the representations of...
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