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31 July 2023 - 05 August 2025
In the evocative setting of the city par excellence linked to this ancient and noble art, you will experience the emotion of creating your own design with the colored tiles of Venetian enamel and noble marble. You will be guided by the mosaic artist Carolina Zanelli, a teacher with many years of experience as a leader of mosaic courses and masters in Italy and abroad.
The course will take place at the Rigel hotel, located in the Lido of Venice, and includes 6 days of morning lessons 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 beach of Lido or simply continue in the shade of the trees in the garden of the Rigel hotel to lay one tile after another to give shape to your creativity, your mosaic.
Room cost: €110/night in a single room (arrival Sunday, departure Saturday morning) The first course will take place from Monday 29 July to Saturday 4 August inclusive and the second course will take place from Wednesday 16 October to Tuesday 22 October, both for a total of 24 hours overall
Supplement for second accompanying person in double room €45 per night.
Cost of the course: €460 with 6 days of lessons (4 hours per day in total) plus the possibility of working in the afternoon beyond lesson times; material and equipment, entrance to the Basilica of Torcello are the responsibility of the teacher and the mosaic created will remain with the student.
The course will take place with a minimum of 3 participants.click for event link
Born in Udine, after her classical high school diploma she graduated in cello at the Conservatory of Castelfranco Veneto (Tv), but then she changed direction and in 1995 she graduated as a master mosaicist 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, she collaborates with many institutions, holding courses from prisons to schools, to her own laboratory. Abroad you have held 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 the book MOSAIC by Sonia King, Sterling, an interview of her in Vanity Fair magazine (April 2008). You collaborate with architects, private individuals and public bodies.
During her course the basic elements of mosaic techniques will be addressed.
The program is personalized and each student receives all the attention and instructions depending on their level and needs, which include:
• cutting and preparation of materials using the traditional hammer
• study of trends;
• composition of subjects in direct technique proposed by the teacher and the participants (or subjects proposed by the students only if approved by the teacher);
• notions of mosaic history, color theory, trends, reflections on contemporary mosaic.
The registration fee includes:
• the use of equipment
• the materials for the execution of the mosaics (the use of Venetian enamels and marbles is foreseen; gold materials are excluded)
• the issue of a certificate of attendance-insurance coverage
• the ownership of the mosaics created
• visit to a Venetian enamel manufacturer (if possible)
• visit to the basilica of Torcello
• any other events and proposals
• individual accommodation in a hotel room with buffet breakfast included (6 nights)
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.