Ciao from Firenze! We have been busy! The group had a terrific outing to the beach in Viareggio, complete with swimming and sunbathing. It was a much needed break from city life. On the way back, we stopped in Pisa. The tower is still leaning, and kids are still making funny poses with it. Ours were no exception.
The students are so lucky that our staff member Marco knows of a local ceramics studio where he is able to bring small groups for a complete lesson, where they create and paint their own plate. After firing, I went back to get them and I was so impressed! what a great souvenir to take home.
All smiles at Ceramics Class!! So relaxing to focus on their artwork.
Another class that is in full swing and soon to be releasing the "film" is our film class. Students have created, acted, and filmed right here in our neighborhoods and apartments. They have had so much fun working with our film teacher Tiberio.
First Tiberio provides guidance and instruction, then the student is left to be the camera man.
The Tuscan Cuisine class is always having fun! this class they were making a cake, baked in a dish called a tortiera. It looks SO authentic. Lets see if they can recreate this at home for you! put them to the test I say.
Of course we would not be without our Italian Language class, taught by none other than a wonderful local Italian teacher named Caris. She loves working with our students from the Abbey Road Program. Sometime she takes the class to the cafe, so they can order, pay, etc in Italian.
After our first two weeks here, the second group of students arrived here in Florence. It's been so great having new friends, new classmates and seeing all of the "firsts" through their eyes. Here are just a couple airport shots of tired travelers that managed a smile for me!
Well I have more to share, but it's getting late here in Italy so I will sign off for tonight and share more in a couple days! check back!
Posso Pagare con Carta? Can I pay with a credit card?