Scheduled courses
Our Art School teaches textile skills at every level, from the basic to the highly specialised, with study programs concentrating on both ancient and contemporary textiles. Training comprises theoretical lessons – identification, technical analysis, basic concepts – and practical aspects such as design, weaving, restoration and embroidering. Our annual course calendar is constantly being updated; we also plan customised courses to meet the training needs of public and private entities.
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September 14, 2020

Introduction to Jacquard Weaving. Figured fabrics drawn with the weft

Basic course to introduce participants to the Jacquard design process, to loom technology and the specifics of the Lisio loom set-ups.
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September 14, 2020

Introduction to Jacquard Weaving + Lodging

Basic course to introduce participants to the Jacquard design process, to loom technology and the specifics of the Lisio loom set-ups. The student will stay at Fondazione Lisio apartments, price for this course is cumulative of the accomodation costs.
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September 28, 2020

Study of Historical Techniques and Technologies

Intensive theoretical/practical seminar: the weave structures studied during the textile analysis courses are woven using a range of looms and visualization methods, to promote comprehension of the connection between weave annotation, analysis and loom technology.
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September 28, 2020

Italian Folk Weaving

The lessons review the techniques and styles typical of several regions of Italy - Tuscany, Lombardy, Umbria, Sicily, Sardinia - from the thread to the finished fabric.
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October 05, 2020

Plain cloth. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing | also ONLINE|

Course participants learn how to identify the constituent elements of woven textiles according to the methods proposed by the Centre International d’Etude des Textiles Anciens. Observation of historical samples in varying states of conservation, modern reconstructions and contemporary wovens.
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October 12, 2020

Basic weaving on the shaft loom

A course for learning the basics of weaving and how to weave ‘samplers’ on pre-prepared 4-to-8 heddle looms, to manage tensioning, shrinkage and shuttles, to repair broken threads and defects in the weave, to create impeccable selvedges.
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October 14, 2020

History of Costume and Fashion 1: Evolution from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

The course traces the evolution of the various types of clothing in use from ancient times through the Renaissance and focuses, besides on the stylistic peculiarities of each era, on the specific uses to which wool, leathers and silk were put and the significance acquired by each material over history.
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October 14, 2020

History of Textiles 1. Textile decoration from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance

Individual module of "Historical Tailoring, Costume and Performing". The course aim is to illustrate not only the ways in which a decorative theme which has characterised textile production through the ages – that is, flowers and plant motifs – has assumed different meanings in different historical eras but also how taste and the idea of ‘fashion’ have evolved through the centuries. A vast iconographic repertoire of slides is projected, church vestments and paraments and textile fragments from the Fondazione Lisio historic archives are presented.
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October 19, 2020

Figured panels handwoven on a digital jacquard loom

Practical course during which figured panels are designed and subsequently hand-woven on a digital Jacquard loom.
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October 26, 2020

Embroidery. Recognition of embroidery stitches and tecniques | ONLINE |

Recognition of one-dimensional stitches in a continuous direction (running stitches) and back stitches; two-dimensional stitches, combined stitches; stitches creating fabrics; stitches for embroidering with sequins, beads and other materials.
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October 29, 2020

Protezione dei dati personali (GDPR) - per Aziende | ONLINE |

Il Regolamento si applica in toto da maggio 2018 a tutte le organizzazioni, pubbliche e private con lo scopo di tutelare uniformemente i dati personali trattati all’interno dell’Unione. La Fondazione Arte della Seta Lisio eroga due tipologie di percorsi di formazione.
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November 09, 2020

Contemporary textile design inspired by historical Jacquard techniques

Representative samples of historical Jacquard techniques such as lampas, tacqueté, samitum are observed and analyzed. The number and function of warp and wefts series are identified, weave superimposition theory introduced and the drafting of complex weave structures practiced.
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November 18, 2020

Designing your dream bag

During the three days workshop, participants design and weave custom fabric for their personal creations on Lisio’s digital Jacquard loom. The workshop is open to weavers and designers.
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November 30, 2020

Figured fabrics. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing |also ONLINE |

Practical exercises on samples of ancient fabrics and 20th-century reproductions to learn a method of analysis of simple and complex weave structures using such analysis tools as the pick glass, digital microscope and macrophotography. Students are provided with samples and lecture notes.
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August 31, 2021

Historical Tailoring, Costume for the Performing Arts (biannual course)

The two-year course "Historical Tailoring, Costume for the Performing Arts" offers complete training, structured in quarters, aimed at acquiring sartorial professionalism for measuring up to and communicating with the various professional figures of the performing arts and live shows.
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