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Mosaic or fresco workshop

This experience is all about unleashing your creativity, getting your hands dirty, creating your own masterpiece and having lots of fun!

Duration: 2 hours

Difficulty: 1/3

Accessibility: fully accessible

Focus: Arts & Crafts, Hands-on Activity

You are now charged just for the deposit. For pricing consult the tab below.

Have you often longed for some time away from the stress and bother of everyday life, to re-establish your inner harmony and express your creativity? Would you like to spend some time with your family and friends engaging in a fun, unusual experience that is both entertaining and educational? Join our mosaic or fresco workshop! 

Uncover the secret techniques of the great masters whose works you’ve admired around Rome: Michelangelo’s fresco paintings in the Sistine Chapel, the glistening mosaics in St. Peter’s Basilica...

In our fresco lab, you’ll learn about this painting technique dating back to ancient times, and hear about the pigments imported from far away countries to produce the brilliant colors used in the painting, traditionally applied onto the “fresh” plaster (hence the name “fresco”!). Try your hand at painting a fresco on your own, under the guidance of our expert teacher! This way, you’ll also have a wonderful souvenir to take home to remind you of your Roman Holiday!

If you’ve been fascinated by the mosaics that can be seen in many ancient Roman ruins, as well as in most churches, it’s high time to join our tailored mosaic making course, fit for all ages and skills levels. 

Learn about the traditional techniques: “Mosaico Tagliato Romano” and “Micromosaico Filato Romano”. In the first case, polychrome marbles are cut into tiny pieces called “tessere” to be arranged into a design, similar to a jigsaw puzzle; while micromosaics are made using enamels and vitreous paste, heated and moulded into shape. Under the guidance of a master mosaicist, learn how to design and create beautiful mosaics with traditional cutting techniques, and have your own mosaic to take home as a memory to cherish for life!

Courses are held in a beautiful, welcoming studio where you’ll see traditional tools and beautiful artworks lining the walls. All materials are provided, just bring your talent, or lack of talent! It doesn’t matter, everybody can find their artistic streak and have lots of fun doing it!

If you are interested in booking this tour, please get in touch so we can talk over the details!

2-hour hands-on private experience with all materials provided. Introduction to the choosen technique: history, know-how, fun facts.

Duration 1-6 people
About 2 hours 180,00 EUR
  • For larger groups, I’ll be happy to send you a quote. 
  • The tour rate includes your private workshop experience – price is total, not per person. 
  • Transportation to the starting point, meals, snacks and gratuities not included in above rates. 
  • Please note that we reserve the right to vary the prices shown on this website at any time before you book (during Bank Holidays, National Holidays, Christmas Holidays, Easter Holidays, or last minute bookings). From April 1st to October 30th, last minute bookings (less than 3 days prior to the tour) are subject to a 15% surcharge.

You will be advised of the current price at the time of booking. Once you have booked we will not increase your tour price other than for changes in VAT or any other Venues or Government imposed levy. 

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