First Project Assignment

IMG_1107.JPGAfter 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:

Exploring Hidden Corners of Siena

During our Intro Unit walks we’ve  had the chance to explore some hidden corners of Siena, including the Vicolo degli Orefici, a quiet alleyway filled with potted plants tended by the neighborhood residents.  We also stoppedy by the Miseriocordia headquarters (a historic organization providing emergency medical care for the community) and Siena’s synagogue and walked through the historic Jewish neighborhood.

Visiting the Leocorno Contrada Museum

In our Exploring Siena walks around the historic city center, we had the lucky chance to see the Museum of the Leocorno Contrada, which the neighborhood volunteers kindly opened for us.  It was a great opportunity to see some of the costumes and memorabilia from the neighborhood’s history, as well as the Palio banners they have won over the years and the beautiful chapel where the blessing of the horse ceremony is performed.