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Ceramic Culture along the Amalfi Coast: Temples, Villas & Museums Here are detailed descriptions of courses being offered by our expert faculty in 2015: Session I: July 4-13, 2015 Instructor: Robert Devers This program is open to ceramic aficionados,
Location:
Sorrento, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
A legendary retreat for artists, poets, and composers seeking inspiration in its sublime beauty, the Amalfi Coast is a natural setting to explore the visual arts. At the Amalfi Coast Music & Arts Festival, students are encouraged to explore the artistic traditions of the area while embarking on an intensive course of study. The Visual Arts Program is designed to take advantage of the cultural riches in the area. Students will be able to tour an array of museums and architectural treasures, such as the Naples Archaeology Museum, the magnificently preserved Greek temples in Paestum, and the haunting ruins of Pompeii. Instructors will bring perspectives gained back into the classroom. Students may also be invited to visit local studios and meet Italian artists to exchange ideas and share techniques. An exhibit of student work is held at the end of each session.

Ceramic Culture along the Amalfi Coast: Temples, Villas & Museums Here are detailed descriptions of courses being offered by our expert faculty in 2015: Session I: July 4-13, 2015 Instructor: Robert Devers This program is open to ceramic aficionados, students, and guests alike, and is designed to provide a survey of the rich ceramic history and traditions found along the Amalfi Coast. Visit historic and contemporary sites, including museums, artist’s studios, ceramics laboratories and factories, as well as important archeological zones, all to gain an understanding and appreciation for the ceramic legacy which can be witnessed throughout the region. ? Selected venues may include: Vietri sul Mare: Explore the ceramic shops and artist studios, the Solimene Factory, designed by Paolo Soleri, and Villa Guariglia Naples: Visit the beautiful maiolica painted Cloister of Santa Chiara and the Archaeological Museum. Paestum: Witness the sublime beauty of the Greek Temples and Ceramics Museum. Ravello: See some of the most exciting contemporary maiolica. Anacapri, Capri: Experience the magnificent floor in the Chapel of San Michele, depicting the Garden of Eden. Minori: Create hand-painted maiolica tiles in an afternoon workshop to creatively express all of the inspirations from your stay.

Setting Description:
For centuries, the sweeping coastlines and rocky cliffs have drawn painters eager to capture the breathtaking landscapes. Ceramics artists have also flocked here to experience the centuries-old tradition of ceramics still flourishing in many of the towns along the coast.
Cost:
Visual Arts Program: July 4-13 (Session I) Price includes course tuition lodging in 4-star hotel (double occupancy), three art-related excursions (such as Ravello, Minori, or Atrani), daily concerts (including transportation to out-of-town performances), other festival activities, and transportation to and from Naples airport (on arrival & departure day at designated times) $2,975 with accommodation in Festival standard Hotel (double occupancy). Single room supplements: $345 (Sessions I & II

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