Flynn's upcoming global course

Creativity, Design, & Culture (in Siena, Italy from Aug. 4-17, 2019)

  • With the Tuscan landscape as our backdrop, this interdisciplinary course will explore the intersection of creativity, design, and culture. Using a variety of modalities, from media and art history, to happiness economics and systems thinking, to mindfulness and creative writing, we'll chart a path of innovative discovery and cross-cultural understanding. Inspired by the art, people, and culture of Italy, we’ll experiment with a myriad of ways to tap into our innate creativity and find new ways to tell our collective stories. No prerequisite knowledge or skills are required for this course and all are welcome (from students to professionals to anyone and everyone).

  • Includes (organized by AIP):

    • 14 days at an Italian villa

    • Day trips to Rome, Florence, and Siena

    • All breakfasts, most lunches, all dinners [excluding travel days]

    • Three travel days and airport pickup and drop-off for arrival and return flights

    • Illustrated map and travel guide to Siena and Florence

    • International travel/health Insurance 

    • Cultural presentations/workshops 

    • Critiques, open studios, final exhibition

    • If you have questions about this course please email us

    • To sign up click APPLY (and then you will be sent the information to enroll in my specific course)


Discover unforgettable Tuscany at a villa right outside of Siena, full of rolling hills, natural landscapes, and some of the most beautiful art in the world.



  • Day 1: August 4th Arrive in Rome. Airport greeting, Orientation, Group dinner

  • Day 2: August 5th Coursework + Tour of the villa

  • Day 3: August 6th Course session and coursework

  • Day 4: August 7th Course session and coursework

  • Day 5: August 8th Course session and coursework

  • Day 6: August 9th Trip to Siena

  • Day 7: August 10th Course session and coursework

  • Day 8: August 11th Trip to other sites around the region

  • Day 9: August 12th Course session, Additional workshop

  • Day 10: August 13th Trip to Florence

  • Day 11: August 14th Course session and coursework

  • Day 12: August 15th Course session and coursework 

  • Day 13: August 16th Final show, Celebration dinner

  • Day 14: August 17th Departure: Airport drop-off, Buon Viaggio!

What to expect

  • Exposure to a wide range of experts in a variety of disciplines from across the country and globe

  • Space to relax and think deeply about your work - while making progress and increasing your focus

  • Collaboration with creatives from multiple fields and experience levels

  • A broader cultural understanding 

  • Time to learn new skills and processes

  • Lifelong friendships and new ways of seeing and responding to the world

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