Perugia 2018 – English

The 7th Art of Calligraphy Foundation Summer School of Calligraphy and Fine Arts

Perugia, August 2018

We cordially invite everyone to Italian Perugia for calligraphy workshops, in a beautiful scenery of a medieval monastery- Monteripido.
One may see a better  more beautiful world from the window of library in which we are going to work.

In Perugia we find harmony, silence of meditation, joy and … peace.

While patiently learning how to write beautiful letters we experience the power of words in our daily lives.
Sun, smell of cypresses, melding of nature and art, olive groves, winneries,
sensual aura of Piazza Grande- that’s our Perugia!



I week:

Calligraphy workshop: Gothic letters, ornaments, illumination elements, flourishes
3 – 10 August 2018
by: Anna Malesińska

II week:
Italic Calligraphy workshop
Renaissance writing and art of writing haiku
11-18 August 2018
by: Agnieszka Sztark-Wilczek

Calligraphy workshop
English Roundhand – Copperplate on Italian holidays
11-18 August 2018
by: Zuzanna Chróścik


The cost of the course covers: cost of workshops, lectures, calligraphy and illumination materials, accommodation and service fee.

* The cost of the course (25 h), materials, 7 nights in a double room is i 1.850 PLN
* The cost of the course (25 h), materials, 7 nights in a single room is 2.150 PLN
* People accompanying participants of the course : family members, children pay 880 PLN (double room), 1.220 PLN (single room).
* The cost of the course for the ones living outside the monastery is 200 euros. The cost was calculated based on the anticipated euro rate for June 2018.

If the Euro rate would drastically change, we will be forced to kindly ask you to reduce the price difference.
Participants of the previous Summer School editions and our school pupils will receive a discount.

The costs of transportation to Perugia, alimentation, museum, galleries tickets etc are covered by the participants themselves.
The monastery offers meals from the monastery’s kitchen (4 Euros breakfast, 9 Euros lunch, 4 Euros supper – it’s possible to choose just one) or there is a possibility to cook in the kitchen that’s available for our groups.


Transportation to Perugia

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 Pisa, 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.


To make a reservation for participation in a chosen workshop it is required to send an e-mail:

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



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
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.

Living in the Monastery

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 daily rythm

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.


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