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Italy Summer Art Restoration Workshops

Location: Altamura, Bari, Italy

June 16, 2016 to July 4, 2016

Session dates: 
June 16th - July 4th

Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 15, 2016

Deadline Type: 
Contact for details

Flyer: PDF icon brochure_2016_aia.pdf

Program Type

Field school


Project Director:

Tonio Creanza

Project Description

The Messors organization is offering an 18-day restoration course regarding Frescoes and Canvases, 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 natral materials such us lime base mortars and pigments. The workshop provide a practical focus, allowing students ample opportunity for participation in restoration technique. The courses are complimented 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.

The courses are led by Tonio Creanza director of Messors; guest lectures and hands-on works session will be given by restorer Tim Everett of Everett Fine Art (UK) and 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
# 2 - 1925 Maple St.
British Columbia