Italy Summer Art Restoration Workshops

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Italy Summer Art Restoration WorkshopsFresco Restoration and Preservation
Wood Statue&Canvas Restoration and PreservationItaly Summer Art Restoration Workshops

Location: Altamura, Bari, Italy

Season Dates: June 13, 2014 - July 21, 2014
Session Dates: first session: June 13th - 30th; second session: July 4th-21st
Application Deadline: May 15, 2014



Program Type
Field school

Project Director: Tonio Creanza

Project Description

The Sinergie organization is offering two three-week restoration courses regarding Frescoes, Wood Statuary, Canvases and Decorative applications, 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. Wood Statue and Canvases are provided by local churches. The workshops 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 courses 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 Sinergie and Dr. Teresanna Loiodice, Cultural Heritage Specialist.

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

Project Size: 1-24 participants

Minimum Length of Stay for Volunteers: 2 weeks

Minimum Age: 18

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.

Cost: $950 CAD per week (see brochure for details)

Academic Credit
Number of credits offered: none

Contact Information
Tonio Creanza
# 2 - 1925 Maple St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6J3S9

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