Perugia 2016 – English

Once again, The Art of Calligraphy Foundation would like to cordially invite you all to participate in our Summer School in Perugia, Italy.

The 5th Art of Calligraphy Foundation Summer School in Calligraphy
and Fine Arts

Perugia 2016


In the foreground we see the roof of St Michael the Archangel Church built on the Roman rotunda from the 5th century; the light spot in the background is the City of Assisi nestling against the mountain slope; the Monte Subasio massif – the holly mountain of St Francis and thousands of pilgrims following his steps – is towering over it all.

Looking out through the Monteripido library’s window one can see a better, more beautiful world. The one we are all searching and longing for. The world of harmony, good and peace.

Learning patiently how to write beautiful letters, we are experiencing the great power of words in our everyday life. The words we read and write. The words of friendly conversations and public debate. The words by which we tell children about the world…

I cordially invite you all to participate in our workshops in the medieval monastery of San Frascensco del Monte.

Benvenuti a Perugia! Buon giorno!

Anna Jeziorna
President of the Art of Calligraphy Foundation


Calligraphy workshop “Copperplate”
* 9-16 July 2016 by Ewa Landowska
* 13-20 August 2016 by Barbara Wilińska

Medieval calligraphy workshop
* 6-13 August 2016 by Barbara Wilińska

Medieval illuminating workshop
* 6-13 August 2016 by Barbara Bodziony
* 13-20 August 2016 by Barbara Bodziony

Outdoor architectonic drawing workshop
* 16-23 July 2016 by Beata and Lucjan Krupa 

Artistic drawing workshop
* 6-13 August 2016 by Małgorzata Matyjaszczyk

The capital of Umbria, central Italy. Excellently communicated, near the A-1 highway, on the border of Tuscany and Umbria. A two hour drive from Rome, one and half an hour from Florence, and half an hour from Assisi. Located near Spello, Spoleto, Gubbio, Orvieto, Nursia, Piano Grande.
An ancient city with Etruscan roots and a stormy fortune. Located among picturesque hills, full of monuments and unusual stories. Has an excellent collection of paintings in the city museum. The home of the University for Foreigners. The city of the Italian Renaissance painter Pietro Vannucci, known as Perugino. His artistic pseudonym is also the name of  famous Italian chocolates, produced in Perugia, of course.

The monastery of Saint Francis in Perugia, dating back to the 13thcentury, enchants with its beauty, simplicity, calmness and openness. It is located on a hill in the northern part of the city, near the Saint Angel’s Gate and the university district. Within the walls, apart from the monastic buildings, the chapel, library, and arcades, there is a huge, terraced garden, where one can admire a fig tree alike the Paradisian Apple Tree, stroll in the olive grove and among the cypress trees. The scent of rosemary and leaves of laurel trees accompanies us during meals in the garden. The view of Perugia – priceless. Everything that has been said about the play of light in Italian landscape painting is undoubtedly true. Delighted we admire the city whilst drinking our morning coffee and evening glass of wine from our befriended wine cellar “II Tempio”. Our hosts are the Friar Minors – their hospitality and openness is extraordinary.

We are accommodated in single or double rooms with bathrooms. At our disposal is a spacious, modern kitchen with refrigerators, and a refectory. All meals can be prepared in the monastery, using products bought at the market, in small grocery shops, or simply in the nearest supermarket. Not to mention, the university district has plenty of tittle trattorias, restaurants, bars, cafes and ice cream parlors.

The rhythm of the day is set by the classes held in the scriptorium – in the room of Saint Clare, the arcades, sometimes in the garden. Classes start at 9.00 or 9.30 in the morning, and end at 3 in the afternoon, a small coffee break included. We most often make our own supper in the monastic kitchen. The afternoons are for reading a book, a rest in the garden, a stroll through Perugia, or individual practise in the scriptorium. Some go on short tours – to Assisi, Orvieto, Spoleto, Florence. In the evenings, after dinner, we like to have a little chat in the garden with wine, cheese, and olives.
Every morning at 7.30 a Mass is held in the monastic chapel.

The price of the course covers the costs of the workshops and lectures, tools needed for calligraphy and illumination, accommodation and administrative fee.

Calligraphy, illumination, architectonic drawing, monastic herbarium
* The cost of the course, tools, and 7 nights in a double room is 1.750 zł / 397 Euro.
* The cost of the course, tools, and 7 nights in a single room is 2.100 zł / 477 Euro.
* For persons not taking part in the course, only accompanying, family members, children, the cost is 880 zł / 200 Euro (in a double room) and 1.220 zł / 277 Euro (in a single room).
* The cost of the course and tools is 880 zł / 200 Euro.

Participants are to cover the costs of travelling to Perugia, meals, tickets to museums and art galleries, etc., and trips throughout the duration of the courses.

One can travel to Perugia by bus with a transfer in Florence. It is also possible to go by plane to Rome, Florence, Bologna or Piza, from where there are both train and bus connections to Perugia. Near the bus station in Perugia there is a 24 hour functioning taxi stop. The cost of going to the Monastery of Monteripido by taxi is about 10-15 Euros.

The price of the workshops is calculated based on predictions of the rate for the Euro for June 2016. In case of drastic changes in the rate of the Euro we will be forced to ask you to pay the difference.


To make a reservation for participation in a chosen workshop it is required to send an e-mail:
Please transfer the remaining costs until 31st May 2016.

Payment information:
Fundacja Sztuka Kaligrafii
ul. Brzozowa 14, 31-050 Kraków, Poland
IBAN: PL65 85890006 0000 0032 4874 0001
Swift code: POLUPLPR
entitled: Donation for statutory objectives of the foundation.

Fundacja Sztuka Kaligrafii does not lead any economic activity, the payments for courses are accepted due to chargeable statutory activities.

The Anna Jeziorna Fundacja Sztuka Kaligrafii (The Art of Calligraphy Foundation)
tel. + 48 12/ 429 54 52
Anna Jeziorna – tel. +48/ 660 432 976




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