Arts & Cooking Courses, Perugia 2019

“Gods & Goddesses” Divine inspiration

Drawing & Painting – Traditional Italian cooking

organised by Accademia Amsterdam

Perugia (Italy), July 22 – 26, 2019

for all interested people

Be inspired by “divine” architecture, landscapes and the delicious kitchen of Italy.
Welcome to follow the courses in the civic museum “Palazzo della Penna”. You can follow more courses alongside.
“Piazza in Ballo” workshop baroque dance for everybody on the main square of Perugia.

1. Drawing & Painting

2014 07 31 Tekencursus 002Divinity has always been an inspiration in the arts, whether we consider the Divine Trinity or the Parnassus. When talking about cooking, don’t we say “It was a divine dish”? Accademia Amsterdam takes this theme as a starting point for the 2019 edition.
Course participants will get professional guidance from a qualified tutor. Whether you are experienced or you want to give it a try; you are welcome to subscribe to one or more courses. The drawing and painting courses will take place in the open air, in the historical centre or the surroundings of Perugia or between the works of art in the “Palazzo della Penna”. Subjects can be architectural elements, people in the streets, still lives and so called “vedute” of  the poetic landscape. The course participants can try several drawing or painting techniques at wish: charcoal, ink, pencil, wax pastels or (oil/acrylic) paint. But feel free to choose your own subject(s).

The course participants can present the drawings and paintings at the final concert.

Duration of the course: 1 to 5 days (as desired).

2. Traditional Italian cooking

2017 Accademia Summercourses 88The cooking courses will be dedicated to the traditional Italian cuisine, from “devine” appetizers to desserts. It highlights the evolution from country cooking to the most technologically advanced kitchen. We will pay attention to the preparation of fresh pastas and homemade pastries. After the first course day, we adapt the courses to the needs of the participants, asking them which recipes and techniques they would like to learn. At request, you can cook rural dishes of the Baroque era, following the original recipes. The courses are taking place in the well-equiped kitchen of professional cook Cinzia Ubaldi, very close to the “Palazzo della Penna”.

During the course-week, participants can enjoy the results of the cooking course at lunch or at the common dinner.

Duration of the course: 1 to 4 days (as desired).

“Gods & Goddesses” Divine inspiration

Drawing & Painting – Traditional Italian cooking

organised by Accademia Amsterdam

Perugia (Italy), July 22 – 26, 2019

for all interested people

Be inspired by “divine” architecture, landscapes and the delicious kitchen of Italy.
Welcome to follow the courses in the civic museum “Palazzo della Penna”. You can follow more courses alongside.
“Piazza in Ballo” workshop baroque dance for everybody on the main square of Perugia.

1. Drawing & Painting

2014 07 31 Tekencursus 002Divinity has always been an inspiration in the arts, whether we consider the Divine Trinity or the Parnassus. When talking about cooking, don’t we say “It was a divine dish”? Accademia Amsterdam takes this theme as a starting point for the 2019 edition.
Course participants will get professional guidance from a qualified tutor. Whether you are experienced or you want to give it a try; you are welcome to subscribe to one or more courses. The drawing and painting courses will take place in the open air, in the historical centre or the surroundings of Perugia or between the works of art in the “Palazzo della Penna”. Subjects can be architectural elements, people in the streets, still lives and so called “vedute” of  the poetic landscape. The course participants can try several drawing or painting techniques at wish: charcoal, ink, pencil, wax pastels or (oil/acrylic) paint. But feel free to choose your own subject(s).

The course participants can present the drawings and paintings at the final concert.

Duration of the course: 1 to 5 days (as desired).

2. Traditional Italian cooking

2017 Accademia Summercourses 88The cooking courses will be dedicated to the traditional Italian cuisine, from “devine” appetizers to desserts. It highlights the evolution from country cooking to the most technologically advanced kitchen. We will pay attention to the preparation of fresh pastas and homemade pastries. After the first course day, we adapt the courses to the needs of the participants, asking them which recipes and techniques they would like to learn. At request, you can cook rural dishes of the Baroque era, following the original recipes. The courses are taking place in the well-equiped kitchen of professional cook Cinzia Ubaldi, very close to the “Palazzo della Penna”.

During the course-week, participants can enjoy the results of the cooking course at lunch or at the common dinner.

Duration of the course: 1 to 4 days (as desired).

Who can attend?

Who can attend?

The courses are open to all interested people of any age and level, including friends and partners of participants of other courses. Experience is not necessary. You pay on per-day basis, making it possible to combine one or more courses.

Presentation

Accademia Amsterdam will treat participants with an inspiring concert in the Palazzo della Penna or the beautiful hall in the Università per Stranieri, located in the medieval centre of Perugia. Point of reference will be the Palazzo della Penna. Music students present themselves on the last afternoon in a magnificent historical hall.

Excursion & Free Dance Workshop

Some time will be reserved to visit the historical centre of Perugia or its surroundings. For those interested, we organize an excursion to one of the local cultural highlights.
Everyone can follow a dance workshop by master of baroque dance, Ricardo Barros, organised on the main square of Perugia. Dance skills are not necessary!

Italian kitchen

Of course we do not forget the good life: dinners are being served in the proper Italian way, on the terrace of restaurant Iris, one of the typical Perugian restaurants. All course members and their family, partners or friends can join them. During the final party dinner we will offer you a typical Italian ‘aperitivo’ and the cook serves festive dishes.

Side programme

We offer these Arts & Cooking Courses for friends, partners, children and interested people of all ages. You can combine more of these courses alongside.

It is possible to apply for extra days of individual coaching or to follow additional courses apart from the mentioned dates. Locations can be Perugia or Deruta (in Umbria). Prices are €80 (70£) per extra day. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Where to stay?

Close to the course locations, in an antique structure, we find hotel hotel Signa, where guest-students can stay conveniently at a reduced price. Participants wishing less luxurious accommodation can stay at a camping site or in ‘ostelli’ in the neighbourhood or in the historic centre of Perugia. Very close to the course location are several affordable hotels.

If you don't know how to book your lodging yourself, we are glad to advise you.
Please note that those who are staying outside the city centre will need to be able to get to Palazzo della Penna on their own, by car or by public transport.

Details

Tutors
Marc Gerretsen, Amsterdam: drawing & painting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Cinzia Ubaldi, Perugia: traditional cooking This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Theme

“Gods and Goddesses” Divine inspiriation
Be inspired by divine scenery in visual arts and the "heavenly" kitchen of Italy.
Drawing & painting inspired by the rich Italian tradition of depicting pastoral scenery, but free subjects are possible too. Rural and traditional Italian cooking.

Materials

Painting and drawing materials are excluded from the course price and can be purchased in Perugia via the tutor.
Advice about possible techniques and used materials, and information about the courses can be obtained from the tutor(s) (see their e-mail addresses).

Languages

English, German, Italian (partially), Dutch (partially), French (partially).

Dates

Monday July 22 to Friday July 26, 2019.

Programme (preliminary)
  • Monday July 22:
    10:00 AM welcome reception, introduction in civic museum “Palazzo della Penna”
  • Monday July 22 to Friday July 27:
    painting & drawing and cooking courses (with one free morning/afternoon and optional excursion)
  • Monday July 22:
    6:00 PM music & dance tutors' concert (in collaboration with Musica dal Mondo)
  • Wednesday July 24:
    “Piazza in Ballo” workshop baroque dance for everybody on the main square of Perugia
  • Friday July 26:
    06:00 PM final concert and presentation by course participants (in collaboration with Musica dal Mondo)
    08:00 PM dinner and final party

It is possible to apply for extra days of individual coaching or to follow additional courses apart from the mentioned dates. Locations can be Perugia or Deruta (in Umbria). Prices are €80 (70£) per extra day. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Transport

Perugia is easy to reach. You can fly to Rome, Perugia or Pisa (KLM/Alitalia/Transavia/EasyJet/RyanAir). Then take the train (Trenitalia) or coach (SULGA) to Perugia.

All hotels and hostels are accessible by the "minimetrò", which departs from Perugia railway station.

We are pleased to advise you with booking of your travels. Please note that those who are staying outside the city centre will need to be able to reach Palazzo della Penna independently, by car or by public transport.

Dinners

Five dinners are organized (Monday – Friday), participation at wish, €19 (17£) per meal. Final party dinner: €22 (19£).

Lodging

You can book and pay lodging yourself in hotels close to the course locations, hostels in the neighbourhood, or on a camp site. See our suggestions on the next page.
When you book hotel Signa, you will get an attractive discounton the normal price, if you mention the owner that you attend the course.

Any questions? We are glad to help

Fees
Each course per day (exclusive painting & drawing materials) €80 (70£)

Applications before April 1, 2019: you receive 5% reduction on the fee of the course.
If you introduce another participant, you will receive 5% (extra) reduction on the fee of the course. (Only valid if you subscribe simultaneously and applicable once and only for the introducer. Not valid in combination with teacher's reduction and discount for Italian students).

Fees are excl. travel, lodging and meals and including 21% VAT. No VAT-reduction possible.
Painting and drawing materials are excluded from the course price. Ingredients for the recipes are included.
Painting & drawing: min. 4, max. 12 participants, duration 1 to 5 days.
Cooking: min. 4, max. 12 participants, duration 1 to 4 days.
A course day does not consist of a fixed number of hours. The duration depends on other activities that are organized in a day.

Lodgings and Meals (indicative)
Hotel, 6 nights (double/single rooms) approx. €240/€360 (210£/315£)*
Hostel, 6 nights (dormitory/single rooms) approx. €110/€240 (97£/210£)*
Camp site, 6 nights (two adults with caravan) approx. €135 (118£)*
Meals (participation at wish, 5 dinners are organized) per meal €19/€22 (17£/19£)*

*price per person, directly to be paid to the hotel/hostel/restaurant

Subscription

Subscription

By subscribing, you agree with the general conditions. Since we are working on our website, you can request by phone a subscription form or download it here. After filling in, send it by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Upon subscription you will receive an invoice. You can pay the fee by money transfer directly to our bank account. Your subscription is confirmed when we have received your payment.

Official registration ceases the 1st of July 2019 or till the course is fully booked. Only in particular cases we accept later subscriptions. Specify the required number of course days on subscription. We will do our utmost best to take your wishes into account.

Tailor made Courses

Do the dates not suit you, and do you want individual treatment? Throughout the year we organise music, painting & drawing and cooking courses in Casa “Le tre Muse” in ceramics-town Deruta (15km from Perugia). They are intended for individuals or small groups of friends, who want to stay a couple of days to enjoy the inspiration Italy has to offer. Plan your music, arts or cooking course on the dates that you prefer. Teachers, who bring their students, can use our studio for free. At wish, we offer you interesting excursions and other activities. See our website for more information: www.letremuse.it.

Bank Account

Accademia Amsterdam, Onno Verschoor, The Netherlands.
ING Bank IBAN: NL83 INGB 0005 4620 51 BIC: INGB NL 2A

Addresses - Contact

Accademia Amsterdam
Onno Verschoor
(NL) +31 6 24254791
(IT) +39 334 5763313
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Museo civico di Palazzo della Penna
Via Prospero Podiani 11, 06121 Perugia
+39 075 9477727
www.turismo.comune.perugia.it

Università per Stranieri di Perugia
Piazza Fortebraccio 4, 06122 Perugia
+39 075 57461
www.unistrapg.it

Hotels close to Palazzo della Penna
Hotel Signa
 (will give reduction)
Hotel Iris

Hotel Sant'Ercolano

Youth Hostels (ostelli)
Centro di Accoglienza - Ostello della Gioventù
Little Italy Hostel
Ostello Spagnoli

Camp site
Camping Il Rocolo

Ristorante Iris (dinners)
Via Marconi 35, 06121 Perugia
+39 075 5721382
www.ristoranteiris.com

General conditions

If you subscribe to the course, you state that you agree with our general conditions. The organization cannot be held responsible when our partners do not live up to their agreements.

For the chamber music course apply separate conditions and prices.

Tutors

Curricula

Marc GerretsenMarc Gerretsen graduated at the Academy Minerva in Groningen (The Netherlands). Typically, his fascination with illusionism: create spatiality on a flat surface.Knowing which form and display this in the second and or third dimension. His preference is realistic art (the feast of recognition) but that doesn't mean that there is no way to underlying abstract elements.

Marc Gerretsen had several exhibitions of his paintings and gave lessons on the Fons Vitae Lyceum in Amsterdam and taught at the Volksuniversiteit of Lelystad. He illustrated for the monthly Railhobby. Currently he is working on a retrospective of his work space, cart modelling. Marc Gerretsen has his own publishing company “MG Card Models” where he publishes his work.

During the course, participants get inspired by the city. The course will be focussed on cityscapes, vedute, and/or still life and pays attention to: perspective, shape, drawing, sketching, light/dark and composition. Aspects that can be discussed further are: color, painting, and a given 'chance'.

Cinzia UbaldiCinzia Ubaldi was born in Rome. In 1981 she graduated as engineer of the hotel business at IPATS (Professional State Institute for Touristic Hotel Manager) in Formia in the province of Latina. She has experience as a cashier at the Sheraton hotel in 1983 and then at the Hilton Cavalieri in Rome. In 1985 Cynthia has lived in Germany where she had a Gasthaus in the Elzas with her husband Giacomino Domenico and his associates. After five years she returned to Italy where she worked for a year at the hotel Le Silve di Armenzano (Assisi).

In 1992 Cynthia Ubaldi has opened the restaurant “La Locanda degli Artisti” (The Inn of the Artists). She got different positions: in 1997, certificate of professional sommelier and in 2001, official speaker of AIS (Italian Sommelier Association). In 2003 she specialized in food and wine pairing technique (AIS). She has written several articles on wine pairing: in 2006 a chapter in the book “Anche tu Norcino”, and in 2007 chapters in the book “Maestri Norcini e Maestri Salumieri”.

Since 2001 he teaches Umbrian Cuisine at the Università dei Sapori (University of Flavors) of Perugia in various collaborations over the years. At present she works as free lance sommelier, cooking tutor and cook.


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