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Italy Summer Art Restoration Workshops

Location: Altamura, Bari, Italy

July 2, 2018 to August 21, 2018

Session dates: 
Session 1: July 2nd - 17th - (This session is now FULL) Session 2: August 8th-21st (Registration available)

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Deadline Type: 
Contact for details

Flyer: PDF icon brochure_2018_art_restoration_workashop.pdf

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified


Project Director:

Tonio Creanza

Project Description

The Messors organization is offering a restoration course regarding Frescoes and Fine Art located in the rich cultural and historical setting of Southern Italy. The Frescoes are part of the rupestral settlements (underground habitations) located in the Alta Murgia area in the Puglia region of Italy. Paintings on Canvas are provided by local churches. A fresco making session will be focusing on learning how to create decorative patterns and paintings using natural materials such us lime-based mortars and pigments. The workshop provides a practical focus, allowing students ample opportunity for participation in restoration technique. The courses are complemented by seminars in Art History, Geomorphological Studies and Religious Iconography and Rituals. The course also includes several site visits, including visits to Sassi of Matera (Unesco World Heritage site), a visit to the rupestral churches and museums; two days trip visit to Pompeii and Naples.

The courses are led by Tonio Creanza director of Messors; guest lectures and hands-on works session will be given by restorer Filip Petcu (Faculty of Arts, Conservation and Restoration Department, University of Timisoara - Romania).

Period(s) of Occupation: 14th - 18th century

The programs are a "hands-on" opportunity to learn about art restoration and history.

Project size: 
1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: full session

Minimum age: 

Experience required: 
Enthusiasm for learning and sharing a sustainable approach to art and life

Room and Board Arrangements

Shared room occupancy accommodation

3 meals per day (exception of 2 dinners and 1 lunch)

Transportation from an to Bari airport (BRI) and field trips.

approx $1700 USD per week (see brochure for details)

Academic Credit

Number of credits offered: none


Contact Information
Tonio Creanza
4230 Prince Edward street
British Columbia