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Workshops

COMING SOON!

Cassata Siciliana Baking Workshop
Garibaldina Hall

Together with the Garibaldina Society Fondazione Italia presents a baking workshop for adults and children on how to make a cassata siciliana. A cassata is a traditional sweet that consists of sponge cake, ricotta cheese and candied fruit and marzipan. All materials and ingredients included in workshop fee.


PAST WORKSHOPS

“Italian for Travelers” ONLINE Language Workshop
Saturday, April 27 – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm PST
$55

If you are planning a trip to Italy this workshop will help you get ready to impress the locals! During this fun ONLINE workshop you will meet live in a virtual classroom with one of Fondazione Italia’s most experienced and entertaining teachers, Lorena Bignamini. Students will be exposed to situations that you are likely to encounter when traveling. You will learn and practice speaking key Italian words and phrases so you can get the most out of your Italian vacation. This workshop is intended for students with little or no previous exposure to Italian but all levels are welcome! Both Italian and English will be spoken during the workshop.


Cinema Workshop: Italian Directors – Giuseppe Tornatore
Burbank – Saturday, April 6 – 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
$45
During this cinema workshop, participants will watch clips from the best movies directed by famous Italian director Giuseppe Tornatore. The presenter will guide you through a discussion before and after each clip highlighting specific aspects of the films that are of importance. Clips will be shown from Nuovo Cinema Paradiso (1988), L’uomo delle stelle (1995), La leggenda del pianista sull’oceano (1998), La migliore offerta (2013) e La corrispondenza (2016) . This workshop will be presented in English and is for cinema lovers 18 years of age and older.

“Paint & Speak” Valentine’s Day Italian Art Workshop
Saturday, February 2
2:00 – 3:30 pm
$40*
Orange County Location

Learn Italian while painting notes of love! You are invited to experience a “Paint & Speak” Italian art workshop led by expert Italian artist and language teacher Ylenia Mino! Ylenia will guide you through the creation of a Valentine’s Day painting while teaching you new vocabulary words and phrases with the goal of enriching your Italian language skills through the artistic medium of painting. This workshop is intended for all proficiency levels including absolute beginners. This is a fun and stress-free way to spend your afternoon. Release your creativity and learn Italian! *Art materials are included in workshop fee. Discount offers do not apply to workshops. Deadline to register is January 31.


 “Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere” ONLINE Language Workshop
Saturday February, 23
9:00 am – 11:00 PST
$48

4 ChiacchiereFacciamo quattro chiacchiere insieme or let’s dish together! There is nothing like the feeling of ‘belonging’ to a community than speaking its language like a native. Join Fondazione Italia online for our “Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere” language workshop where you will learn a variety of idiomatic verbs and expressions that will make you sound like a ‘local’ the next time you are in Italy! In the comfort of your pajamas, while sipping a cup of coffee, you will learn the vocabulary that you won’t find in an ordinary Italian Grammar Book. This workshop is geared towards students who possess a low intermediate knowledge of Italian and higher. 


Italian “Aperitivo” & Conversation
Saturday, March 16
4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
$35

In Italy, An aperitivo (or apéritif) is often described as being similar to the American happy hour, but in reality, it’s much more than that. The term comes from the Latin word for “opener”, signifying that it was to open a meal. The aperitivo today describes the  couple of hours before dinner when Italians meet to relax over a glass of wine or a light cocktail and finger foods. Join Fondazione Italia to mingle and converse in Italian at a venue in Burbank at our first ever Italian Aperitivo & Conversation gathering. Native Italian speakers will be there to guide conversations and give students the opportunity to put their Italian into action in a relaxed and informal setting. Price includes Italian cocktail and appetizers. Address of location will be sent via email.


“Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere” Language Workshop

Facciamo quattro chiacchiere insieme or let’s dish together! There is nothing like the feeling of ‘belonging’ to a community than speaking its language like a native. Join Fondazione Italia at our language center in Burbank for our “Facciamo Quattro Chiacchiere” language workshop where you will learn a variety of idiomatic verbs and expressions that will make you sound like a ‘local’ the next time you are in Italy! Whether you are a beginner just learning Italian or you are already mastering the Subjunctive, this workshop will teach you the vocabulary that you won’t find in an ordinary Italian Grammar Book.


“Paint & Speak” Italian Art Workshop

“Italian for Travelers” Language Workshop

“Passato Prossimo vs. Imperfetto” Grammar Workshop

Italian Private Dinner & Conversation

Burbank

St. Robert Bellarmine
154 N 5th Street
Burbank, CA  91501

Orange County

Chapman University
Doti Hall
One University Drive
Orange, CA 92866

West LA

Montessori Garden
10551 Holman Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Online Italian Classes

Events & Workshops

Summer Camp – Glendale

Dunsmore Park
4700 Dunsmore Avenue
La Crescenta, CA 91214

Summer Camp – Laguna

Anneliese School
20062 Laguna Canyon Rd.
Laguna Beach, CA 92651