Current Programs

The Civita Institute and its program partners have postponed all of our educational programs in Italy for 2020 due to COVID-19 precautions.  However we are thrilled to be planning for hosting several programs in 2021, further described below. Additional details will be forthcoming in separate announcements—sign up for our Newsletter to be the first to know. In the meantime here is a summary of what’s coming up with educational programs at The Civita Institute in Italy for 2021. 

Stephanie Bower is planning on a return to Civita to teach architectural sketching and watercolors for Draw Civita 2021 scheduled for approximately June 5-12, 2021 (precise dates TBD). Using this amazing hill town as subject matter and muse, Stephanie takes participants of varying experience levels through the process of capturing elements of the rich visual array of Civita di Bagnoregio and its surrounding landscape. For more information, contact Stephanie Bower.

Anita Lehmann is organizing new editions of her drawing and watercolors workshop titled Civita 2021: The Depictive and the Evocative, at the Civita Institute in Civita di Bagnoregio, Italy, with two sessions scheduled during the period September 19-October 3, 2021. This workshop is about drawing, sketching and painting places, spaces and objects. The session begins by observing the contextual environment of Civita di Bagnoregio and its surrounding context: learning about the "power of place" through drawing; mark making inspired by Civita's extraordinary setting and the beauty of Italy. For more information, contact Anita Lehmann.

Thomas Lehman and Mara Libone are Milan-based designers working on organizing a new version of their program based both in Milan and Civita di Bagnoregio early October 2021 (precise dates TBD) titled Vision, a 10-day design workshop that begins with several days in Milan followed by several days in Civita, where participants are steeped in 2,000 years of Italian design thinking and embark on a quest to contribute a physical creation to Civita's ongoing cultural experience. For more information, please contact Thomas Lehman at

Historic Preservation and Sustainable Design in the Etruscan Hill Towns of Central Italythis program includes 36 AIA-approved HSW Learning UnitsStephen Day and Nancy Josephson are leading a new edition of their exciting 10-day program based in Civita, Perugia and Siena for October 15-25, 2021 that will focus on architectural preservation, sustainability, and modern design interventions in several phenomenal Etruscan hill towns, including extraordinary connections with Italian designers, engineers, cultural leaders and other compatriots. This program is not only for architects but also others interested in a deep dive into architectural preservation and local culture in several ancient but vital Etruscan hill towns. Using Civita as the base camp, with overnight trips to key locations, participants will explore important preservation work and the protection of cultural treasures in hill towns such as Assisi, Perugia, Tarquinia, Tuscania, Orvieto, Pienza, Cortona and Siena, in addition to Civita. For more information, please download the Program Summary book here.

This October 15-25, 2021 program is nearly full and has only one spot remaining. Please contact us at with any questions and if you are interested in experiencing this unique program.

More details will follow on all these programs, so stay tuned.