Location: Altamura, Bari, Italy
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
Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: full session
Room and Board Arrangements
Double room occupancy accommodation
Transportation from an to Bari airport (BRI) and field trips.
Academic CreditNumber of credits offered: none