Italian through art A Pedagogical Seminar - University of Pennsylvania

Italian through art

A Pedagogical Seminar

Registration extended till Oct. 22!

Join us Friday October 23, 12-4pm, to discover how you can use art in your Italian classroom or Italian in your art classroom. New!Presentation by book artist Angela Lorenz and visit to her exhibit Victorius Secret at the Penn Education Commons.

L'arte con
        Mati e Dada Gioconda

Variations on Leonardo's Mona Lisa (L’arte con Matì e Dadà


This seminar is offered to K-12 teachers in existing Italian programs as well as to individuals and schools that may be interested in establishing a new Italian program. It will lead K-12 teachers of Italian on an exploration of the use of art, from drawing to painting, sculpture, and photography a) to introduce students to the study of the Italian language and culture; b) to introduce or reinforce specific grammar structures, communicative situations, and cultural themes, with work aimed at developing all four language skills – listening, speaking, reading, writing - at different levels. The seminar provides Act 48 credits in Pennsylvania.

The seminar is structured in a series of presentation by experienced University of Pennsylvania faculty and invited speakers Anna Mecugni (Philadelphia Museum of Art) and Angela Lorenz (Bologna based American artist).

Visit for the full program and the registration form. 

Marina Della Putta Johnston
Undergraduate Chair, Italian Studies
Assistant Director, Center for Italian Studies
550 Williams Hall
255 S. 36th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104