THE EUROPEAN CENTRE FOR HERITAGE CRAFTS AND PROFESSIONS Born in 1976 on an initiative of the Council of Europe, The European Centre for Heritage Crafts and Professions aims at the preservation, promotion and enhancement of cultural heritage through professional training. Since the very beginning, its goal was to promote the culture of conservation and restoration, the knowledge of ancient crafts and the preservation of cultural heritage according to the principles of modern International Conservation Charters through training courses with multidisciplinary programs both theoretical and practical. Since 2008, the Centre has been operating in the eighteenth-century architectural complex of Villa Fabris, in a large park in the historic city centre of Thiene, in the province of Vicenza, and is managed by the Villa Fabris Association, founded by Confartigianato Vicenza, Chamber of Trade Industry and Crafts of Vicenza, Ce.s.ar (Craft Development Center), Municipality of Schio and Municipality of Thiene. The Centre provides accommodation services, craft and restoration workshops, classrooms, a library, common rooms and exhibition areas. During the courses, the participants can make use of the services with no time restrictions; this also allows them to develop relationships with teachers from all over Europe, both on a professional and on a personal basis. The European Centre for Heritage Crafts and Professions is an extremely stimulating place not only for discussion on ideas and objects, but also on methodologies and knowledge.
The course aims to teach this ancient painting technique, still achievable once the basic concepts have been acquired. Exercises will be carried out on didactic panels and subjects derived from details of famous frescoes or personal proposals of the participants.
The training course includes a short historical introduction on fresco painting, on the knowledge of materials and pigments and on the evolution of the technique in the different styles and ages. Practice will concentrate instead on the preparation of the lime mortar for the different layers, on the preparatory drawings and the dusting or cardboard and exercises will be performed on panels. Conservation problems will also be considered.
A certification of attendance is issued, indicating the program.
The course starts on Monday 20th January at 9 am and ends at 6 pm on Friday 24th January 2020.
Training time from 9 to 13 in the morning and from 2 to 6 in the afternoon, 8 hours a day for 40 hours weekly.
The training course aims at restorers, artisans, freelancers and students. The teacher will make the appropriate distinctions based on the individual knowledge and skills of the individual participants.
The participation fee includes training, course material, use of tools and labs, insurance. Participation fee: €. 510,00 + 22% VAT (when due) Fees must be paid once the course is confirmed via e-mail sent upon reaching the required minimum number of participants (7 people). For those who may be interested, the Center offers an accommodation service.
Villa Fabris, Via Trieste 43
Stefania Barsoni tel +39 445 372329 email: firstname.lastname@example.org