The (8th) Summer Academy

appeals to people speaking or learning  Italian (or German, or English or Dutch), but also to people who want to learn and practice painting, photography, the methods to be a clown, creative and autobiographical writing.
Above all, we want to reach people who like to experiment.

In the unusual education and encounter week, in the widely varied program of workshops, language courses, talks and city tours, you have the possibility to become part of a familiar educational community meeting and growing for 8 years. Every year the Summer Academy takes place in a different location in Europe. This year you have the opportunity to encounter people and the culture not only of Tuscany but also from Berlin, Vienna, Amsterdam, Rimini, Rome ....

The events are conducted in the mother tongue of the individual instructors – Italian, German English or Dutch– and, where possible, in one or two other languages. Participants from different countries will come together and experience the variety of the academy through a) the mini-courses in the afternoon (abridged version of the Basic Course at the morning) a) the project day (a hole day off collaboration of all courses) and c) the excursion day.

This year you have the possibility to experience not only  the hospitality, atmosphere,  nature, cooking  typical of a small village in Tuscany.

With the help of the National Diaries Archive in Pieve Santo Stefano we will have the possibility to get to know people from the region, through interviews and in words, pictures and photos. We will have access to some of the 6,000 life stories of people collected in the Archive.  For example, we will study  the linen cloth, on which Clelia Marchi wrote down and painted  her life story, as well as other impressive personal documents of life in the past and in the present. Through these contacts and the creative use of parts of these life stories, we want to offer lively and unusual ways to learn and practice foreign languages, paintin, drawing, photography, creative and autobiographical writing  ...

General Information and Costs                      

CHOOSE YOUR COURSE
Each participant not residing in Holland will choose both a BASIC COURSE to attend each morning and as many and types of MINI-COURSES in the afternoon as he/she wishes (two MINICOURSES are included in basic course fee).
The topics treated in almost all the BASIC COURSES are repeated in an abridged version in the MINI-COURSES as well, so that each participant can experience the variety offered by the Summer Academy.
In addition, we offer numerous MINI-COURSES on other topics; the Program will be illustrated in detail on the evening of the inauguration; it is also available online and can be mailed on request.
No. of participants per course: 10-14.

LANGUAGES OF INSTRUCTION IN THE COURSES
The Academy is based on a collaboration of teachers from different countries who teach in their native language, and often in one or two other languages as well. Do not always expect professional-level simulataneous translation. The concept of the Academy is based on the solidarity and flexibility of all the participants and on a common search for innovative solutions. Content will be transmitted through the instructors on the one hand but also through the active linguistic contribution of the participants from the different countries.

BASIC OFFER
1 BASICCOURSE: 5 mornings (Saturday - Wednesday) 9.00-12.00.
2 MINI-COURSES: to be selected from the various choices offered in
the afternoons and evenings: Saturday - Wednesday

TOTAL FEE € 165,-.

SUPPLEMENTARY OFFERS, COMMON EVENTS FOR ALL
Additional MINI-COURSES besides the two included in the basic offer can be attended. Price for each additional MINI-COURSE: € 10.-
(unless otherwise specified).
Friday, in the evening: Inauguration Celebration
Sunday, in the morning: project day, presentations of selected life histories from the archive, interviews
Sunday or Saturday, in the afternoon: walking tour
Tuesday: common trip with private bus (the costs will be communicated)
Friday: Final Celebration
Different proposals for the evenings during the week.

Possibilities of inexpensive meals will be offered 

More information, bookings and price (of common events) at the booking and on location.

Basic Courses, Overview                                  

Italian Language

Ascoltare (e parlare con) Pieve  (IT 1)
Corso di conversazione (e lettura) dal vivo,
Claudio Cassetti, Berlino
Silvia Bragagni e Riccardo Pieracci, Pieve
per persone con livello
di conoscenza medio o avanzato

Too difficult for you?
if you look for a easier course (A2-B1)
please send us a email.

clown

The clowns concuer pieve santo stefano (CL 1)
In search of the clown, who is within us
Ulrike Henseler, Berlin / Paolo Bertazza, Ferrara
German, Italian, English,

Art

People and their Habitat (KG1)
sketch, draw and paint
Berthild Zierl, Wien
German, English

Memorables Places (KG2)
Stories from Pieve Santo Stefano
drawing – painting – collage
Uschi Niehaus, Berlin
German, English, French,

personal exposures (KG3)
searching for traces with the camera
Anne Kathrin Greiner, Berlin
German, English, French, a little Spanish and Italian

De ziel van Toscane, The Heart and Soul of Tuscany (KG4)
fotografie cursus, photography course
Irma Regtien, Amsterdam
Dutch, English

Creative and autobiographical writing

Tuscan country life (KAS1)
writing workshop
Mag. Helga   Schwaiger, Wien
German, English, Italian

The Secret of Telling Stories  (KAS 2)
Creative writing in Tuscany
Julia Powalla, Berlin
German (Italian, English, Dutsch)

„Bank der Erinnerungen“ (KAS 3)
Kreatives Schreiben
Karin Manke, Berlin,
Deutsch

Meditazioni e scritture in cammino (KAS 4)
Un percorso di scrittura tra opere dell’uomo e natura
Francesca Castellani, Rimini
Italiano, francese
( The course has only 9 hours - 3 mornings -, participants not residing in Italy can book it only in connection with 2 mornings of a other basic course)

Living Memory (KAS 5)
Workshop on autobiographical writing
Andrea Ciantar, Rom
English, Italian

Basic Courses, Detailed Description                       

Italian Language

Ascoltare (e parlare con) Pieve  (IT 1)
Corso di conversazione (e lettura) dal vivo,
Claudio Cassetti, Berlino
Silvia Bragagni e Riccardo Pieracci, Pieve
per persone con livello
di conoscenza medio o avanzato

clown

The clowns concuer pieve santo stefano (CL 1)
In search of the clown, who is within us
Ulrike Henseler, Berlin / Paolo Bertazza, Ferrara
German, Italian, English,


To be a clown, means to let go of the fear and surrender into the game, in the here and now.The clown accepts everything the way it is. Hedoes not condemn. Thus he teaches us to treat ourselves with loving and to present and like ourselves with allrough edges. After all, these rough edges, our lifestory with all the successes and failures,are the source of inspiration and play material. They are our fortune! We concentrate on being a clown, especially with the way the clown explores a new environment. For one week the clowns will be present in the town of Pieve Santo Stefano. A large part of the course will take place in the middle of the town. The seminar is directed to people who want to discover a new town, and their own humour. It's not about learning gags or tricks, but about exploring our own comical aspects, so to speak,in the depth of our soul and give the man expression while exploring a new culture therefore,to explore inner and outer life.

Art

People and their Habitat (KG1)
sketch, draw and paint
Berthild Zierl, Wien
http://www.berthild-zierl.de.vu/
German, English

We will sketch, draw and paint (personal choice of material) people living and dead in Tuscany. Typical vegetation such as Cypress trees, Pines, lakes and classic Tuscany farmhouses, while being inspired by the distinct light of that area. Visits to birthplaces of Michelangelo, Caprese di Michelangelo and Arberto Burri (Informal), Cittá di Castello and spend time observing their works.
Our objective will be an intense contact to nature and the positive adrenaline rush to achieve our own spontaneous composition. All participants will have individual coaching and be encouraged to express their own ideas. Basic rules of colour-effect and perspective as well as emphasizing the different levels of the picture and their results, by means of colour and composition.
No previous experiences needed

Memorable Places,
Stories from Pieve Santo Stefano (KG2)
drawing – painting – collage
Uschi Niehaus, Berlin
German, English, French,

The starting point of our artistic activities is the National Archive of Diaries.We will then familiarize ourselves with some notable biographies and visit memorable places in Santo Stefano. This way we will actually see the environment of the authors and add our own experiences to create sketches, pictures, drawings and collages.
Your  work will be collected in a special kind of diary: a leporello.

Materials:  different pencils, charcoal, watercolor, brushes
The booklets (with teir case) will be prepared bz the instructor (cost, about € 4,-)
Prior skills: useful but not indispensable

personal exposures (KG3)
searching for traces with the camera
Anne Kathrin Greiner, Berlin
www.akgreiner.com
German, English, French, a little Spanish and Italian

Photographs serve as a means of remembrance, they bring the past to life, hold on to what is important to us and, combined, have the ability to tell a new stories.
Inspired by the life stories assembled in the diary archive of Pieve Santo Stefano, we will take photographs in selected places of the town and its surroundings: the records serve as the starting point for our photographic excursions, during which new mementos are gradually created and the past and present can grow together.  Through the combination of biographies and autobiographies, the unknown and the familiar, text and image, individual photo series are created, permitting a glance at a Tuscany beyond well-known clichés. We will produce our own visual diaries, come into contact with the country and its people and, simultaneously, learn how to advance our photographic abilities to the next level. The course offers the chance to experiment with different genres, including reportage, architectural and landscape photography and also to connect with other courses and techniques (e.g. painting).

Material required: a camera
Additional costs: If necessary for photo prints on the spot
Prior skills: useful but not indispensable

De ziel van Toscane, The Heart and Soul of Tuscany (KG4)
fotografie cursus, photography course
Irma Regtien, Amsterdam
Dutch, English

In this photography course we will explore  “the Heart and Soul of Tuscany”, a place with a strong local tradition and way of living. Every day we will be inspired by the renowned cultural heritage of this area and translate this into present day photography. Each theme will be preceded by an introduction. A theme can be introduced by a word, a picture of a painting or a poem, with the aim of encouraging your personal expression. There will be an opportunity to work within the different photographic fields of interest (e.g. landscape, portrait, illustration). Additionally you will learn in a short span of time more on how to use your digital camera.
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Material: digital camera, manual, battery  + charger, memory card, USB-cable of the camera or USB-card reader and if you have one: a tripod, flash, etc.
Prior skills: are an advantage but not a requirement.

Creative and autobiographical writing

Tuscan country life (KAS1)
writing workshop
Mag. Helga   Schwaiger, Wien
www.helgaschwaiger.net

German, English, Italian

A Tuscan experience through the eyes of poets who lived here and were inspired by the beautiful hilly countryside - /Rilke/, /Dante, Tieck, Heine, Bocaccio, Carducci, Pascoli, Michel de Montaigne, Goethe, Mann, Gabriele d’Annunzio , Lord Byron, Dickens, Battista Alberti, as well as Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and other leaders of the rich cultural history.
A discovery excursion through the Diary Archive with over 6000 biographies will inspire curiosity and lead to interesting group discussions and/or stimulative ideas for taking up pen and paper and awaken your literary interests. The Archive invites explorination and provides a nurturing environment for your own memories.
Text work intermixed with conversations with locals in the town. The literary figures should be given special attention. In typical cafes or under the pines texts can be written and literary templates reproduced. Short pieces and dialogs reflect the authors' inner experiences and create new insights and perspectives in dealing with time and space along with learning the characteristics and flair of the region.

The Secret of Telling Stories  (KAS 2)
Creative writing in Tuscany
Julia Powalla, Berlin
German (Italian, English, Dutsch)

Let Tuscany inspire you to write. Mix observation with imagination, and find your own style between the lines. Give yourself the space to create stories, poems and scenes.
How can you touch the reader without sounding kitsch or cliché? From which perspective does your story want to be told? What is the key to suspense, Mr. Hitchcock? And, how can you transform everyday speech into thrilling dialogue?
Bring your own experience, and share with international participants and local “toscani”.

„Bank der Erinnerungen“ (KAS 3)
Kreatives Schreiben
Karin Manke, Berlin,
Deutsch

Meditazioni e scritture in cammino (KAS 4)
Un percorso di scrittura tra opere dell’uomo e natura
Francesca Castellani, Rimini
Italiano
( The course has only 9 hours - 3 mornings -, participants not residing in Italy can book it only in connection with 2 mornings of a other basic course)

Living Memory (KAS 5)
Workshop on autobiographical writing
Andrea Ciantar, Rom
andrea.ciantar@upter.it

English, Italian

Aim of the workshop in to give the opportunity to write memories about our life; we will write starting from very simple exsercises, like memories of childhood, memories of places, persons, objects of our life. Then we will write about significant learning, meaningful moments, towards the search for existential plot… Training content: Autobiographical methodologies as adult education and self-care, the social and historical dimension of the autobiographical narration, autobiographical stories as a form of participation and active citizenship. Experiences and methodologies, autobiographical stories and intergenerational learning, digital storytelling, from the local memories to the web, the method "Stories in circle” methodology.
Guided tours: Visit the National Archives of Pieve and to the "city of autobiography" (Anghiari). Expected results (especially in terms of learning process for participants): knowledge of the autobiographical methodologies as pedagogical approach and "self care"; of principles and methods of the autobiographical methodologies for the development of active citizenship in Europe, of concrete instruments - such as the archive www.europeanmemories.eu  – which enable people to share memories with others at European level.

Mini courses                                                     

Are the basis courses (see  the number there, please)

Other mini courses will be later announced.
At your enrollment ask us, please.

Pieve Santo Stefano                                         

The main wealth of Pieve Santo Stefano are

- the possibility of contact with people from Pieve (also through the mediation of the Journal Archive) and  of access to a part of the 6000 life stories, collected in the Archive. (see the descrition of the Archive in English)

- The possibility for the participants to get better in contact and in exchange with each other

In Pieve Santo Stefano the participants will sure enjoi  the nature, the cookin, the hospitality expected in a small village of Tuscany. But Pieve Santo Stefan is not a small Florence or Siena. What does it mean?

The village was destroyed in the last days of the 2th World War2, to 90%. After the war has been rebuilt with a similar plan, but with houses certainly not as nice as the old ones. The village "has lost its architectural personality". However there are a nice and comfortable old city (three small squares, small streets, the place of the marked) the Praetorian Palace (a building of the Renaissance, in the palace we will partially work) as well as other old and nice buildings.
One can walking at the river (Tiber), in the village, barely disturbed by traffic. From Pieve one can also walk in an beautiful nature of the surrounding mountains. The old monastery, where we will have classrooms and accommodation, although battered (it is now used as accommodation for the students of the local agricultural school) has a lot of the initial fascination.

Pieve Santo Stefano / Wikipedia

Images from a workshop in Pieve Santo Stefano,
of Antonio Tiso and Ileana Piccioni.

The Surroundings of Pieve

The academics will be able to reach some of the beautiful places of Tuscany from Pieve Santo Stefano:
- the famous city Arezzo,
- some places of spirituality (LaVerna, Cerbaiolo),
- some places of Piero della Francesca (Sansepolcro, Monterchi, Arezzo)
and many lesser known places,
such Anghiari, Città di Castello (Alberto Burri),
Caprese Michelangelo and Verghereto(close to the source of the Tiber river).
The lake Montedoglio is not far from Pieve.
We will see some of these places
- by common trip (probably a walking tour ) Sunday or Saturday, in the afternoon
- by the common trip on Tuesday, in the afternoon
- on Monday or Wednesday (each course can go to Sansepolcro
and then to  Arezzo, Monterchi, Anghiari, Città di Castello by public bus).

The Journey to Pieve Santo Stefano                     

To reach Pieve Santo Stefano you have 

1) to fly to Rome or Florence (or to Pisa),
2) to go by train to Arezzo (Rome-Arezzo: around 2 hours, Florence-Arezzo: 1 hour, Pisa-Arezzo around 3 hours).
3) to go from Arezzo to Pieve by bus or by car, around 1 hour.
 
We will try to coordinate the arrival of participants and organize transfers from Arezzo or from Rome with a special bus, after that we have the applications.

Please take care to arrive in Rome (or Pisa or Florence) in the morning.


There is a bus connecting Rome, Pieve and Cesena, one time each day

Accomodation                                                

Senzarete coordinates the accommodation.
a) simple accommodation in a double room in the monastery
(with shared bathroom and toilet on the corridor)
€ 22 per person with Italian breakfast outside, in the Bar
b) Accommodation in double room in apartment
€ 30 per person, as an Italian breakfast self-catering
(ingredients provided)
c) Accommodation in double rooms at the hotel
http://www.hotelildiario.it/ildiario/hotel_pieve_santo_stefano_i.html
€ 38 per person with breakfast buffet.
Three-bed room in the hotel
reduced price is possible.
A very limited number of single rooms
is only in the hotel at € 55 possible.

All prices are per person per night.

Requests for accommodations at 
Infomail@senzarete.de

 

 

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