Special Programs

Special Programs

Along with our semester courses of study and our summer and winter intensive courses, the Siena Art Institute also hosts events and specialized courses of study for individuals and for partner academic institutions. 

Please contact us for more information on special programs.

Upcoming Special Programs: 

Pathways: Walking Through Art and History in Siena, May Inter-Session course, with Prof Suzanne Silver from The Ohio State University

Brandeis-in-Siena, 5-week summer course combining studies of Art History and Studio Art for students of Brandeis University, mid-July through mid-August.

Drawing-as-Seeing, June 2-week course, led by instructors Pamela Lawton & Annie Leist who teach regularly at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

"Living the Past in the Present: the Art of the Archive" School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Winter-Term Course, with Prof. Brian Sikes and Amy Yoes, former Project Fellow at the Siena Art Institute.  

SienAgosto, the annual residential summer music academy for singers and continuo players led by renowned vocalist Michael Chance, will again be hosted by the Siena Art Institute in collaboration with the Siena School for Liberal Arts from August 19-27 2020. Students are invited to apply for nine days of intensive teaching, coaching, workshops and masterclasses, as well as public concerts, in the intensely stimulating city of Siena, where senses are bombarded, minds altered, and aspirations raised.

Previous Special Programs:

June 25th-26th, 2014 Feeding the City, Symposium on Production, Representation and Engagement, in collaboration with the Siena School for Liberal Arts

January 2014, Williams College, Winter-Term Course led by Profs. Amy Podmore and Stefanie Solum

June 2013, Collaborative workshop with artists-in-residence from the Bread and Puppet Theater company, organized together with the Culture Attive Group of San Gimignano.

Gap Year Students & Independent Study: 

Students who have completed their high school studies but have not yet enrolled in a university may be eligible to participate as "Gap Year" students for one or two semesters, following the coursework of our undergraduate students. Gap year students may also be interested in courses offered by our sister-school, the Siena School for Liberal Arts

Depending on scheduling availability, the Siena Art Institute can also create customized coursework as independent study for high-school or gap-year students.  Please contact us for more information at info@sienaart.org

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