SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2021
Dear friends and visitors
The JSS in Civita Master Class and associated programs will be on extended sabbatical during summer 2021.
Master Class Residency dates will be October 18 through November 1, 2021. Guided Residency dates are November 1 - 15
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Artistic Immersion of a Lifetime in a Land of Origins
JSS IN CIVITA Summer Art School & Residency in Italy will be on extended sabbatical for summer 2021. However, we are offering a Fall 2021 Master Class Residency and Guided Residency – click here for details. Our community, program and studio facilities provide a nurturing incubator-like artistic environment located in legendary Civita Castellana, less than an hour north of Rome – A singular artistic journey in the most pictorially evocative landscape in Italy, in the birthplace of open air painting ™.
2022 Master Class Guest of Honor – To Be Announced (TBA)
Civita Castellana and its environs is a place of intoxicating natural beauty. It is steeped in history, both ancient and artistic, going back millennia to the pre-Roman Faliscan civilization. In the Lazio region of Italy, during the 17, 18, and 19th centuries Civita was a Grand Tour epicenter of open air landscape painting for artists sojourning through the Roman Campagna. It has been painted and inhabited by such artistic eminences as Corot, Ingres, Turner, Granet, Michallon, Valenciennes, Dughet, Bertin and played host to the likes of Mozart, Byron, Goethe, Nathaniel Hawthorne and others too numerous to list. This is the landscape that set on fire Nicholas Poussin’s and Claude Lorrain’s Arcadian imaginations as they traversed northward from Rome toward Monte Soratte through the Campagna on horseback and on foot, drawing and dreaming. In this landscape, Arcadia as idea found its embodiment. Among the impressive tufa cliffs, gorges, ruins, castles, forts and pastures, all majestically administered by the fabled Monte Soratte, is the immersive and engaging locus that is the JSS in Civita Summer Art School & Residency – a peerless painter’s paradise ™. — Israel Hershberg, Director & Founder
JSS in Civita Italy offers students and artists the possibility of an incomparable engagement with the history of art, its idioms, pictorial conceptions, methods, materials and techniques. The direct experience of Italy’s boundless artistic heritage has the ability to nurture artistic understanding, skill and life-long inspiration.
Corot, Civita Castellana, 1826
In 2022 we will be offering four separate programs for participants:
Master Class with Israel Hershberg & Guest of Honor, TBA
Our individual Studio Facilities and Studio Classroom, located conveniently in and around Civita’s historic center, are available to Residents and Master Class students who wish to work indoors or couple their open-air work with studio time. The Studio Classroom will be available through advance reservation by Workshops Faculty whose courses require an indoor situation.
When it All Happens
Master Class – Dates TBA
Corot, Civita Castellana, 1826