Il Chiostro Special Programs

In addition to our various workshop offerings, there are other special programs or events that we think deserve particular attention:

Dinner in Buenos Aires

Il Chiostro-Upside Down – our annual workshop in March in the southern hemisphere

Il Chiostro Art Exhibit – a juried show of painting, photography, sculpture, collage and mixed media done by our alumni at one of our workshops in Italy

Sicily – after many years of exploring, we are finally offering programs in Sicily starting in 2020.

Photography and Hiking in the Dolomites – this stunning area in the north of Italy above Venice and bordering on Switzerland has attracted us for many years.  Finally, in the fall of 2020 we will offer this program with our veteran alumni instructor, Lester Lefkowitz

Artists’ Reception at gallery

The Caribbean – December 4-11 of 2019, when it is getting cold and snowy up north, Il Chiostro will be heading for a week to sunny Vieques, Puerto Rico.  This unique island in all of the Caribbean will host us with Lynn Stender and her watercolor/acrylic painting class.

The Sensual Experience of Food – Linda Mironti has been developing this class for years, a commingling of her grandmother’s and the Italians’ philosophy of cooking.  Not your average cooking class, but a passionate pursuit flavor based on available ingredients.  Luckily we’ll be in Tuscany for this one!

Puglia – this is the heel of the boot of Italy, packed with sensuous food, wine, art and culture.  It is off the beaten path for most American tourists so we’ll explore the area together.  (By the way, it happens to be where Michael’s family comes from.)