Maryland Institute College of Art

Sorrento Summer Program
Grand Hotel Cocumella
Via Cocumella, 7
80065 Sorrento
Telephone: +1 410 225 2378
Fax: +1 410 225 2229
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Summer painting and drawing course based in Sant’Agnello/ Sorrento on the Bay of Naples. Founded in 1991.

This fully accredited four-week program taught by two MICA faculty focuses on interpreting the landscape and townscape of Southern Italy through painting and drawing, while simultaneously integrating the rich artistic and cultural heritage of the area into a meaningful Italian experience.

A blend of slide lectures, critiques, and weekly field trips complement outdoor painting and drawing. Housing and meals are provided.

The full scope of creative approaches is possible – from observational landscape painting to personal interpretation based on the unique local imagery. Students work independently to develop a portfolio of directed work.