We were able to hear from our writer-in-residence, Elaine Sexton, who shared a reading of her poetry and a discussion of her creative process, how her writing work connects to her mixed-media visual art.
For more information, visit Elaine’s residency profile:
Students created their own responses to the “Luoghi di Fuga” project, considering the idea of “place of escape” with booklets functioning as a platform to collect/archive personal observations/reflections. Resident artists Elaine Sexton and Sidra Zubairi joined for our group critique, along with course instructors Bernardo Giorgi, Annunziata de Comite, and Lisa Nonken.
Today we had the opportunity to stop by the Accademia dei Fisiocritici Natural History Museum, connecting to themes of collecting and archiving, and the intersection of local and global areas, different fields of study, and a vast array of eclectic objects, specimens and perplexing curiosities!
For more info about the museum, visit
As our semester speeds along, our students have completed their latest projects of the intro unit, responding to the Tempo Zulu stones in the city center of Siena.
Visit the students’ personal blog pages to see more about the work of our remarkable group of young artists:
On Sept 25th we had a talk with resident artist Magdalena Maślerz, goldsmith specialised in bone jewellery and a teacher of goldsmithing based in Kraków, Poland.
For more info: https://www.sienaart.org/News/Magdalena-Ma%C5%9Blerz-artist%27s-talk-Sept-25/
A presentation about the “Luoghi di Fuga” project (Places of Escape) with architect Annunziata de Comite, and exploring the hidden garden at the Fonte delle Monache, just down the street from the Siena Art Institute!
Every Wednesday is market day in the area surrounding #Siena’s Lizza Park and Fortress. We had a chance to check out this area with students from the Siena Art Institute and Siena School for Liberal Arts and Italian Language instructor Valeria Indice!
After a busy first week in the Intro Unit, our Fall 2018 students have created their first responses to the “Walk of Destiny” project!
Visit their personal blog pages to see more about our remarkable group of young artists: