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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

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

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WORKSHOP

CREATE YOUR RAKU JEWELRY

Cinzia, ceramist

96

The participants will learn to create in full autonomy small shapes of clay or gres, that after the drying time will be baked and sent by post (free in Italy). We will also have some pearls in various shapes for you to decorate that will be put in the oven right away and processed with the Raku pottery procedure, these you will be allowed to take home at the end of the day and will be ready to be made in to necklaces, earrings, broaches or anything you want. The Raku technique origins in Japan and it allows the glaze to dry in a shorter amount of time, creating a very particular pattern and iridescent colors. The pieces you create will be of great impact and most of all.....completely unique! The seminary starts at 10:00 and finishes at 18:00 and breaks briefly for lunch (which is included).

SENIGALLIA, An

SPECIAL

FACCIAMO IL PAIO SHOES & DRINK

Olivia, shoe maker and designer

198

Tre serate esclusive all'insegna del romanticismo in cui potrete gustare un aperitivo in laboratorio a lume di candela mentre progettate le vostre scarpe di coppia. Possiamo incidere insieme i vostri nomi come all’interno delle fedi o progettare qualsiasi altra personalizzazione che racconti qualcosa di voi! ...un modo diverso per festeggiare non solo San Valentino, ma anche tutto il cammino che si fa a due. Le scarpe saranno poi realizzate da me e spedite direttamente a casa vostra!

PESARO, Pu

WORKSHOP

STUCCO WILL BRING YOU LUCK!

PATRIZIA, artisan of gypsum

72

Are you ready for a journey among beauty? I'm going to take you in the fascinating world of stucco, a history as ancient as man. Imprints in mud can be considered as primordial molds. It all begins from the gypsum's dust that capable hands transform into artworks. With this you will prepare the mixture to be poured into molds that are made in the atelier. All the creative-productive process, in fact, is the result of research, experience and know-how accumulated over many years. Now have fun: wear Renaissance fashion aprons, use brushes, colors, soils, glues, shine with brass, silver, and gold leaves, paint with ancient lacquers, rub the beeswax, sign your work to make it unique! Believe it or not, it's suggestive and fascinating to create an object that brings good luck and wellness within our homes. During this workshop I will initially present to you my activity. After an introduction to the ancient art of stucco, we will go through the preparation of the dough base. Once we have done this, we will proceed with the pouring in the horn of plenty and pomegranates' molds. We'll then get ready for the leaf gilding. At this point we'll move to the leaf lightening of the relieves, before passing to the pictorial decoration and to the brush writing. Once we are done with these stages, we'll be ready for the painting, the coating and the final lacquering. At the end of the workshop I'll provide you with the object that you created, the booklet, the Diploma of Participation and the “weirdo license” of Gubbio. This envisages a really particular procedure to be carried out, exactly in front of my atelier!

GUBBIO, Pg

WORKSHOP

YOUR FIRST JAPANESE PRINT

Mara, engraver

84

Become a carver and printer for a day and create your first Japanese woodblock print. An afternoon to be introduced to the wonders of this ancient printing technique that does not require the use of solvents or acids. After a brief introduction where you will have the chance to admire some original vintage woodblocks and some original Ukiyo-e prints; I will explain you the steps to create your first print. At this point you can work at your own design, or you can let yourself inspire by the many books in the studio. Carve and print your first simple printing with two wooden matrices and then print more copies of them on Japanese paper.

AVIGLIANA, To

WORKSHOP

THE PILGRIM’S NOTEBOOK

Lucia e Hans, bookbinder

84

The experience involves the creation of a notebook made of paper, leather, and string (of about 8x13cm in size). You may choose your favorite colored leather from the many in the bookbinding workshop. With Hans and Lucia’s guidance, you will be able to follow the different workshop phases, which include a medieval technique in the preparation of the paper sheets, which are sewn and bound directly onto the leather cover. This way, book cover and stitching make a single piece and the notebook will be ready in just a few steps. You may also personalize it with graphic or floral motifs, or with your initials, directly embossing the chosen decoration on the surface. Finally, a leather string around the notebook will help tie it shut.

VITERBO, Vt

WORKSHOP

CARVE THE WHITE CHALKY STONE

Stefano, sculptor

120

I propose a full day hands-on workshop (eight hours; eg. 09:00 to 17:00 hours) in which you can visit the laboratory and the sculptures exhibition, watch me while I'm working with mallet and chisels, and try realize a small manufact under my guidnce. I will provide everything you need to work and the apprentices-visitorswill take away what they have achieved. A little eating time is scheduled, so that you can taste the flavors of Salento in my amazing garden.

SOGLIANO CAVOUR, Le

WORKSHOP

MARBLE AND STONE TAKE SHAPE

Luca, sculptor

108

This experience in my workshop will last a few hours, during which I will support you in the creation of an artifact carved in stone, with hammer and chisel in your hand and you will experience the thrill of giving birth to a piece of work just with your creativity and your manual skills. At the end of the workshop you will bring home your own creation.

GUBBIO, Pg

WORKSHOP

THE WHOLE FAMILY STARTS TO PRINT!

Gianpaolo, screen printer

108

This is a tour for families inside the discovery of screen-silk printing, a technique that allows you to experiment with colors and make a reproducible work of art while maintaining its uniqueness. The hands-on workshop takes place in the historic silkscreen laboratory of Cannaregio, in a unique and authentic Venice where art and tradition come together and come to life in the ancient crafts of the artisan workshops. Immersed in an archive consisting of more than a thousand works of art printed from 1968 to present, you will learn the secrets of the silkscreen and you will experience the printing of a one-color graphic on a support you choose among cardboard, t-shirt or canvas bag, which you'll take home as a souvenir of a creative and unusual adventure.

VENEZIA, Ve

WORKSHOP

YOUR MICROMOSAIC JEWEL

Alessandra e Silvia, mosaic

84

In this experience we offer you something absolutely unique, a journey through the history of micromosaic! We will then show you the spinning of the glazes for the preparation of the tesserae and the authentic composition of the stucco. You will then be able to choose a semi-finished piece of jewelry that you will complete by making your own micromosaic. At the end of the workshop you will take home your own unique and original piece of jewelry!

ROMA, Rm

CHIARA

If I could I would give 100 stars, and that would not be enough. We gave this wonderful experience to a couple of friends for their wedding bands. They were overjoyed and delighted with their creations. A one-of-a-kind experience that leaves an indelible impression on your heart

YES, I DO - WEDDING RINGS

FEDERICO

The workshop with Elisa was a gift for my birthday and it was one of the best gifts I ever got. Making something beautiful with your own hands is an unforgettable experience. Elisa explained everything very well and was very patient and supportive. I would definitely do it again and would recommend all my friends!

YOUR SILVER PENDANT

EXPLORE THE MOST ATTRACTIVE DESTINATIONS

VENICE TUSCIA SALENTO

HIGHLIGHTS

LEONARDO
mosaic maker
ALESSANDRA E ANDREA
chalcography
AGNES
ceramist

SELECT YOUR FAVOURITE MATERIAL

CERAMIC WOOL GOLD

DEDICATED TO CHILDREN

WORKSHOP

THE THOUSAND COLOURS OF MARBLE

Miranda, mosaic maker

48

The experience consists of a full immersion in the life of the company. After the first introduction, Miranda will tell you about all the phases needed in the preparation and processing of colored marble and the enamels used to compose the mosaics. At this point you will be ready to make your own 20x20 cm mosaic tablet, of which you can choose the design and colors among the materials available. There is a short break and snack with local products. At the end of the experience you will be able to take the realized tablet home with you! Miranda's laboratory is just a few minutes away from the charming "ghost" village of Celleno, which is itself worth a visit. Miranda welcomes guests by opening them the doors to an ancient and ever-present profession, in a continuous innovation, day after day.

CELLENO, Vt

WORKSHOP

PRINTING PRESS 101

Giancarlo, printer

84

Through this hands-on workshop anyone will be a printer... at least for one day! After visiting the shop and the archive, you will be ready to slip the apron as a true craftsmen. You will use an array of plexiglass, whereyou can practice the art of dry point. You will be guided in the engraving of the plate that you can print by yourself. The skilled hands of Giancarlo will show also other more complex printing techniques. At the end of you you can take home the matrix realized during the class, and two copies of your work (color and black/white).

VICENZA, Vi

WORKSHOP

THE MANY SCENTS OF MAGICAL HERBS

ANTONELLA, farm

54

The workshop experience entails a visit to the company’s farm and various agricultural venues, followed by Antonella’s expert guidance. After a short walk among the century-old chestnut trees, immersed in the scents coming from the herb garden, you may choose to participate in the “Erbe Magiche” workshop. From collecting the herbs to packaging them, you will discover all their medicinal qualities or, alternatively, follow cooking classes that present exclusive recipes for sweet and savory cookies and biscuits. To top the day off, lunch and dinner will present products from the company and nearby territory.

CAPRAROLA, Vt

CRAFTS SCHOOLS AND MUSEUMS

MUSEO DEL CAPPELLO DI MONTAPPONE

MONTAPPONE, Fm

SHOES MUSEUM OF VILLA FOSCARINI ROSSI

STRA, Ve

MUSEUM OF CERAMICS IN FAENZA

FAENZA, Ra

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