Italy Summer Art Restoration Workshops

Location: Altamura, Bari, Italy

July 2, 2018 to July 17, 2018

Session dates: 
Session 1: June 2nd - 17th - Session 2: TBA

Application Deadline: 
Friday, June 15, 2018

Deadline Type: 
Contact for details

Flyer: PDF icon brochure_2017_aia_1.pdf

Program Type

Field school

RPA certified


Project Director:

Tonio Creanza

Project Description

The Messors organization is offering a 16-day restoration course regarding Frescoes and Paintings on Canvas, 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. Canvases are provided by local churches. A fresco making session will be focusing on learning ho to create new decorative patterns and paintings using natural materials such us lime base 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 include 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 an "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

Double room occupancy accommodation

3 meals

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

aprox $1300 CAD per week (see brochure for details)

Academic Credit

Number of credits offered: none


Contact Information
Tonio Creanza
4230 Prince Edward street
British Columbia