Thursday 21 August 2014

ICS in Italy: Art in Orvieto

ART (Art, Religion, and Theology) in Orvieto is a summer studies program which will offer an ecumenical exploration of the history of Christian understandings of the arts in conjunction with the opportunity to participate in arts workshops geared to practicing artists. This program will be centered in Orvieto, Italy—a historically fertile ground for aesthetic imagination—and hosted in cooperation with the Studio for Art, Faith and History, a satellite campus of Gordon College (Wenham, Massachusetts).

The program is designed as a four week residency serving writers, artists and graduate students and those interested in the intersection of art, religion, and theology.

The program will take place between June 29 and July 24, 2015. Space is limited, and the final application deadline is November 30, 2014. For further details about the program and the application process, please contact Jeffrey Hocking at or 416-979-2331, ext. 240.

Dr. Rebekah Smick, Senior Member in Arts and Culture at ICS, will serve as the coordinator for this program and lead instructor for its academic components. In addition to the one credit course led by Dr. Smick, workshops will be lead by carpenter and writer John Terpstra and artist Paul Roorda. Further details about the course and workshops can be found here.