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Workshops


Think Like Leonardo! – An interactive workshop for Kids 6+
Saturday, December 7 at IIC
4:00 – 5:30 pm

This playful and interactive learning workshop presented by “Così X Gioco” from Palermo, will investigate the mind of the brilliant Florentine genius, Leonardo Da Vinci, by analyzing his exceptional skills and learning techniques, as well as his mistakes and failures.  The presentation consists of a series of images, games and narrations that aim to make children and teenagers interested in the world around them.

$15 one parent with one child* / $5 for additional child
(max 3 children per 1 parent – snack included with workshop fee)
*must be 6 years old+ to attend and accompanied by parent/guardian.

Organized by the Italian Cultural Institute in collaboration with Fondazione Italia.

Registration opens on October 4


“Paint & Speak” Italian Kids Summer Art Workshop
Orange – Saturday, June 8 – 3:00 pm to 4:00 pm
$28*

Children ages five and older are invited to experience a “Paint and Speak” Italian art workshop led by Italian artist and language teacher Ylenia Mino! The goal of this workshop is use the artistic medium of painting and creativity to augment a child’s Italian language skills. Students will explore their creativity while learning Italian! This workshop is intended for all proficiency levels including absolute beginners. English will be spoken if needed as Ylenia guides each student in the creation of a wonderful summer time painting.

*Art materials are included in price of the workshop. Discount offers do not apply to workshops.

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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.


Una Domenica Italiana! – Family Sunday Fund Day
12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
$20 per adult – (kids under 12 free)
Garibaldina Hall

Join Fondazione Italia and the Garibaldina Society for a fun “Domenica Italiana” at the Garibaldina Hall in Los Angeles.  This Italian Family Fun Day will include a delicious Italian Brunch (served at 1:00), followed by Bocce lessons for children at the Garibaldina’s indoor courts.  Children will learn the origins and rules of Bocce and its Italian history before being assigned by age to “squadre” or teams led by expert Garibaldina players.  Smaller children can enjoy face painting and coloring, or dance to contemporary Italian music played by our DJ.  All ages are welcome!  Don’t miss the Espresso and Gelato carts!  Proceeds will go to support Fondazione Italia student scholarships.


PAST 2019 WORKSHOPS

Saturday, February 2 – “Paint & Speak” Valentine’s Day Italian Art Workshop
Time: 1:00 – 2:00 pm
Fee: $28 per child (ages 5+)
Orange County Language Center

Children ages five and older are invited to experience a “Paint and Speak” Italian art workshop led by Italian artist and language teacher Ylenia Mino! The goal of this workshop is use the artistic medium of painting and creativity to augment a child’s Italian language skills. In an artistic/linguistic environment, children tend to be more focused, learn quicker and gain excellent developmental benefits including increased self-confidence, enhanced creativity and awareness of their abilities. This workshop is intended for all proficiency levels including absolute beginners. English will be spoken only if needed as Ylenia guides each student in the creation of a wonderful Valentine’s Day painting. *Art materials are included in price of the workshop. Discount offers do not apply to workshops. Deadline to register is January 31.

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PAST 2018 WORKSHOPS

Kids Italian “Superpowers of Music” Workshop
Fee: $15 per child (ages 4+)
Burbank Language Center

This music workshop held at our Burbank Language Center is aimed at all children aged 4+ who want to know, observe and experience the superpowers of music! Teachers, Ingrid Pagliarulo and Daniele de Cario, will lead kids in fun games, experiments, stories, and musical activities aimed at developing auditory perception, basic musical skills, tapping into child’s own artistic and musical potential, and understanding ways to communicate feelings and emotions through music. Discover the fantastical world of music with us! All proficiency levels welcome.


Kids Italian Holiday Art Workshop
1:00 – 2:30 pm
$20 per child (4+ years old)
Orange County Language Center

Leave your kids with Fondazione Italia and go do some holiday shopping! Led by Italian art teacher, Ylenia Mino, children ages 4+ will be inspired to create holiday art and make arts & crafts gifts.  Activities will be presented in Italian and English. Your kids will be learning Italian through creativity! Materials included in workshop fee.