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Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

CRAFT YOUR TRAVEL EXPERIENCE
Book your hands-on workshop and learn the secrets of the italian artisans

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VISIT

VISIT THE OLD WEAVING MILL -WEEKEND-

Tessitura Veneziana, weaver

20

The visit includes a tour of the old weaving mill, a practical demonstration of the production of the famous Venetian velvet soprarizzo and the explanation of the various process stages. We will tell you anecdotes and curiosities about the company history and we will show you our collection and the different types of fabrics.

VENEZIA, Ve

VISIT

HOW TO MAKE A DRESS

Beatrice e Giovanna, tailoring

15

The visit in our tailoring workshop is aimed at those who want to discover in what consists the realization of a dress and more specifically overalls, the principal item of clothing of our brand. We'll show you all the steps of our work: the design of the pattern, the placement and the cut of the fabric, the different tailoring, in addition to the functioning of our machines. We will try to explain and show you as much as possible, revealing anecdotes and satisfying the curiosity that lie behind this wonderful profession. The visit does not involve an active participation of the viewer, but the aim is still to engage the visitor. It will be possible to take pictures and make videos, the schedule is flexible and we are at your disposal for questions and demonstrations of any other steps, as relevant to the visit.

VERONA, Vr

WORKSHOP

AEMILIA ARS BASICS -MORNING

Francesca, lacemaker

216

The whole course consists in 15 hours (3 hours per day). In this hands-on workshop, you have the chance to attend a real lecture course in which each student will learn the basics of the Aemilia Ars technique, through a real program of study. Each lesson will be harder than the previous one so that you can reach a wide knowledge of the art at the end of the course. The course is held in the city center so any other guest can visit the beautiful city of Bologna, which offers a lot of museums, open air works of art and foody specialties. Please write me for available dates, we can arrange classes upon your needs.

BOLOGNA, Bo

WORKSHOP

THE ART OF RESTORATION

Denis, restoration

180

A journey into the art of restoration, it doesn’t matter if we are talking about your granny’s antique furniture or about a precious, polished antiques.
I will explain what are the most suitable techniques and materials you should use to have a perfect restoration and to understand if the antiques you have already restored have had the right treatment.
I will explain the basics to get familiar with the wonderful art of restoration, giving you hints and tips to take your first steps in this world.

ZOPPOLA, Pn

WORKSHOP

YOUR CUSTOM-MADE SHIRT

Elisa, costume designer

231

If there is an item of clothing a man can't do without, it surely is the shirt. It doesn't matter if you're up for a gala dinner, a business meeting or a friend's night out, the shirt seems to be the perfect partner in every situation. Given the importance of the role played by this item, why can't you treat yourself creating your own bespoke shirt, made with your own hands? During this experience we will see all the production stages needed to create your custom made shirt: the model selection and its features, the fabrics, the personalization and the finishing. Your shirt will be ready a couple of days after the experience, we can send it to you or you can pick it up here at the lab if you prefer.

AGLIANA, Pt

VISIT

HOW TO MAKE A HAT

Renato, milliner

84

Not many people know how to make a hat, which are the steps to get to the final product, creating it by hand, with the help of a few tools, an object that will be appreciated by those who recognize the true craftsmanship. We will show you the whole process, from the wooden shape to the finished hat. The experience will last an hour and an half more or less.

FIRENZE, Fi

WORKSHOP

KNEAD YOUR PAPER

Giovanna e Bianca, restorers

48

During this experience we will knead together some cellulose pulp to create with wooden frameworks authentic paper sheets that you will then scent with spices and coffe powder, or decorate with some wool string, leaves and flowers or simply paint it with natural elements.

TORINO, To

WORKSHOP

THE WOOD: TECHNIQUES AND DESIGN

Giacomo, ebony joiner

96

The experience consists in taking direcly part in a workshop of cabinetmaking and design. Visitors can try out tools and traditional techniques. It will address the design, planning and execution. There will be practical experiences as the realization of an interlocking or the squaring of pieces with hand instruments. The workshop continues in the afternoon and a wonderful lunch will be cooked and eaten in the laboratory!

VITERBO, Vt

WORKSHOP

WOOD FOR KIDS

Paolo, joiner

30

Creativity and dexterity are concepts that should be encouraged from an early age. This hands-on workshop is designed as a sensorial itinerary for children, even at they first experience with woodworking. The meeting will begin with an interactive explanation of the various tools, we will hear the noise they make and try them, we will touch and smell the different types of wood to learn the differences in accordance with a game to know and recognize. After this brief introduction, the kids will be ready to put the "hands-on". Depending on the available materials in the laboratory, the "young carpenter" will create an object, which will always be different from time to time so that they can also have a wow effect at the end of the activity.

BOLOGNA, Bo

JOSE'

PERFECT! It was perfect in every sense of the word. Marisa is a wonderful trove of history on the impiraresse tradition in Venice and how it affected and continues to in her community! Beautiful stories and photographs transported me to another time…

TOUR WITH MARISA, THE BEADS STRINGER

SERENA

ENCHANTING. Enchanting is definitely the first word that comes to mind, green fields, sun, farmhouse in the countryside. Nicola was very friendly and did not fail to explain every little detail of this his art that he mastered expertly.

WORKSHOP WITH NICOLA, THE JOINER

ITALIAN STORIES PRESENTS

SPECIAL

ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP IN VILLA

• Italian Stories, presents

40

June 4 & 5 – these two days will be full of art, creativity, culture and tradition. We will show you ancient relationships and crafts. You will have the opportunity to do a pottery workshop with Monica, one of the artisans of Italian Stories. Alternatively it is possible to do a workshop of photography. “Art...è” is at its third edition, coordinated by Monica Busconi, Giacomo Maartucci Ventura and Villa Barattieri Association. The entrance ticket includes 3 tastings of the well known “Vino Santo”, plus a gift card of 12€ usable in any one of the participating exhibitors. Our purpose is to sustain the relation between the Artist and the Artisan. This in fact represents an ancient bond symbol of the Italian history. Villa Barattieri will welcome master artisans, potters, artists of glass, metal, wood, leather, fabrics, all emblems of Made in Italy. It will be a meeting with the nature, art, music and culture. All this will be in the refined context of a villa of the eighteen-century with a perfect structure and beautiful decorations. The all event will be accompanied by an exclusive cuisine, and by the wines of renowned Cantina Barattieri. This is possible through a guided tour from 10 a.m. till 3 p.m..

PIACENZA, Pc

EXPLORE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS

TRENTINO ALTO ADIGE FLORENCE SALENTO

HIGHLIGHTS

DANIELA
leather craftsman
AGATA
ceramist
MARTINA
lacemaker

SELECT YOUR FAVOURITE MATERIAL

GLASS WOOD FELT

DISCOVER THE BEST ARTS AND CRAFTS MUSEUMS

MUSEO DELLA CARTA DI MELE

MELE, Ge

MUSEUM OF CERAMICS IN FAENZA

FAENZA, Ra

MUSEUM OF THE ART OF HAT-MAKING

GHIFFA, Vb

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