HOTEL CHECK-In: 4:00pm, room may be ready earlier.
Afternoon: ORIENTATION: Begins at 5:00pm in our private meeting room. We'll have an overview of the program ahead and review the up-to-date schedule, responsibilities, safety, guidelines, emergency procedures, and any other administrative issues. Please be aware that local circumstances may require adjusting program elements. In the event of changes we will notify you as quickly as possible. We appreciate your understanding.Dinner: The dinner will be served at the hotel in the private meeting room at approx. 6:00pm. (There will be a vegetarian option available if you noted a vegetarian preference on your Health & Safety form.)Evening: GETTING TO KNOW YOU: After dinner we'll spend some time becoming better acquainted with participants and program staff. Find out what you have in common beyond a love of learning! The rest of the evening is yours to continue making new friends or just to relax and prepare for the full day of activity ahead.Lodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Dinner
PRESENTATION: Discuss the interrelationships of Art Forms and Art Movements. Reflect on the social values and hopes in the sculpture of Auguste Rodin. Learn why he was never accepted into Paris's foremost school of art.
Lunch: Lunch will be in our private meeting room.Afternoon: PRESENTATION: Louis Comfort Tiffany is best known for his work in stained glass. Discuss how he was the American artist most associated with the Art Noveaux and Aesthetic Movements. Brush up on your knowledge of how he designed stained glass windows and lamps, glass mosaics, blown glass, ceramics, jewelry, enamels and metalwork.
OPTIONAL: Afternoon walk on the beach right outside your hotel room.Dinner: Enjoy dinner at the hotel in our private meeting room.Evening: PERFORMANCE: Musical EntertainmentLodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
PRESENTATION: Increase your knowledge of Dale Chihuly's beginnings from the Universities of Washington, Wisconsin, and Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. Discuss how he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today.Lunch: Lunch will be catered by the hotel restaurant in our private meeting room.Afternoon: PRESENTATION: The Internet: Explore Your Health & Wellness. Learn something about taking care of yourself, while learning how to mine for facts to help you achieve this goal.Dinner: Walk or hotel shuttle will take you to St. Armands Circle, renowned as a continental marketplace. The Circle is a charming and graceful synthesis of past and present. Relax and enjoy a meal from a plethora of award winning restaurants, from gourmet snacks to candlelit feasts, you'll find it all on St. Armands Circle.Evening: EXCURSION: Continue to explore the Circle and the unique Ringling statuary throughout the area.Lodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
FIELD TRIP: Explore the Chihuly Collection to enhance your classroom lecture with a stunning collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly's artwork. Chihuly's spectacular large-scale installations such as Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the Collection along with several popular series works including Macchia, Ikebana, Niijima Floats, Persians and Tumbleweeds which have thrilled audiences around the globe. Each space has been designed individually to complement each installation producing unique visual experiences. Opportunity to watch an educational video presentation in an intimate theater.Lunch: Lunch in a local restaurant.Afternoon: FIELD TRIP: After lunch explore a glass studio and hot shop for a unique opportunity to get behind the scenes and observe resident glass artists creating unique works of art. See one of the glass demonstrations as the artist takes the audience through the process of creating a one of a kind piece of art glass. From gathering the molten glass from the furnace, to working it on the pontil pipe and glory hole, to its final cool down process in the annealing kiln, students will have a new appreciation for this art form that is centuries old. View the gaffer blowing glass, while the assistant narrates in detail the science behind glass, the artistic vision guiding the process and all of the steps involved as the work is being produced.
Dinner: Dinner at the hotel in our private meeting room.Evening: PERFORMANCE: See "You Can't Take It With You," by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart and directed by Peter Amster at the Asolo Theatre.
When this 1937 Pulitzer Prize-winner debuted to instant acclaim during the Great Depression, it was clear that Kaufman and Hart had come up with the perfect remedy for the nation’s troubles: laughter and optimism. So it’s no surprise that in the 21st century, it’s still one of the funniest and most endearing plays around. The action centers on the zany inhabitants of the Vanderhof household–a joyous madhouse populated by lovable eccentrics, artists and anarchists. But when granddaughter Alice falls in love with the son of a Wall Street banker, mayhem ensues as values and philosophies collide.
Lodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
PRESENTATION: Focusing on sources of personal health while learning how to mine for facts. These sessions are taught by an MD who is a researcher.
PRESENTATION: Explore the Internet with medical expert for personal health, lifestyle, diet, supplements, exercise, signs, symptoms, tests and procedures, treatment options and plans.Dinner: Dinner is at the hotel in our private meeting room or at an area theatre.Evening: EXTRACURICULAR ACTIVITY: View DVDLodging: Lido Beach ResortMeals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Wrap up of week and pick up souvenir photos.Lunch: A box lunch is offered on Fridays to allow students who need to catch an early flight to take their lunch with them. Students who do not need to leave can enjoy their lunch in the meeting room or on the patio by the pool. Programs ends after lunch.Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch