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Mosaic courses

31 July - 05 August 2023

Corso di mosaico Venezia - Hotel Rigel

In the evocative setting of the city par excellence linked to this ancient and noble art you will experience the thrill of making your own design with the colored tiles of Venetian enamels and noble marbles. You will be guided by mosaic artist Carolina Zanelli, a teacher with many years of experience as a conductor of mosaic courses and masters in Italy and abroad.

The course will take place at the Hotel Rigel, located in the Lido of Venice, and will include 6 days of morning classes and 1 afternoon dedicated to the scheduled visit, while you will be free during the remaining afternoons to visit the city on your own, enjoy the Lido beach or simply continue in the shade of the trees in the garden of the Hotel Rigel to lay one tile after another to shape your creativity, your mosaic.

Room cost: €540 in a single room (arrival Sunday, departure Saturday morning) The first course will take place from Monday, July 31 to Saturday, August 5, and the second course will take place from Monday, October 9 to Saturday, October 14 inclusive, both for a total of 24 hours in total

Supplement second accompanying person in double room € 39.00 per night.

Course cost: € 460 with 6 days of class (4 hours daily total) plus the possibility to work in the afternoon beyond class time; material and equipment are the responsibility of the teacher and the mosaic made will remain with the student.

The course will take place with a minimum of 3 participants.

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Corso di mosaico a Venezia

Carolina Zanelli

She was born in Udine, after the classical high school she graduated in cello at the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto (Tv), but then she changed direction and in 1995 she graduated as a mosaic teacher at the Mosaic School of Friuli in Spilimbergo (Pn). Since then she has lived mainly making and teaching mosaic in Italy and abroad. Starting from many years of experience as a teacher at the Mosaic School of Friuli, with which she still collaborates for short courses, she has specialized in the latter by collaborating with many institutions, holding courses from prisons to schools, at her own laboratory. Abroad she has taught courses or worked on various mosaic projects in Palestine, Holland, California, South Africa, annually in Chicago. You have participated in group exhibitions in Italy and abroad. A mosaic of her can be found in Sonia King’s book MOSAIC, Sterling, an interview with her in Vanity Fair magazine (April 2008). You collaborate with architects, private individuals and public bodies.

During the course the basic elements of mosaic techniques will be addressed:

  • the program is personalized and each student receives all the attention and instructions according to his level and needs
  • cutting and preparation of materials with the use of the traditional hammer
  • study of trends
  • composition of subjects with direct technique proposed by the teacher and by the participants (or subjects proposed by the students only if approved by the teacher)
  • notions of mosaic history
The registration fee includes:

  • the use of equipment
  • the materials for the execution of the mosaics (the use of Venetian enamels and marble is foreseen; gold materials are excluded)
  • the issue of a certificate of attendance-insurance coverage
  • the ownership of the mosaics made
  • visit of a Venetian enamel manufacturer
  • individual accommodation in a hotel room with buffet breakfast included (6 nights)

Hotel Rigel on the Lido of Venice

The hotel is located less than five minutes by walk from the public water transportation service, with uninterrupted runs, both day and night, connecting the Lido to Venice St. Mark's Square.


Our rooms

The 42 rooms of Hotel Rigel in Venice Lido are unique for the choice of furnishings and the atmosphere that pervades them.
Each one is always inspired by different and fascinating themes linked to a historical period, to places in the world or to some famous person.