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.
September 27, 2021

Jacquard Design and Weaving course + 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 27, 2021

Jacquard Design and Weaving course

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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October 04, 2021

IV edition Master I level "Textile - Creation of Art Fabrics" 2021/2022

1st level academic Master in Textiles – Creation of Art Fabrics: 1500 hours for learning to design and hand-produce precious fabrics. The course opens the way to collaborative working relationships in the ancient textiles restoration sector and in construction of costumes for the stage and film. The course foresees internships and apprenticeships at companies and at textile museums.
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October 25, 2021

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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November 04, 2021

History of Embroidery in Italy between the Middle Ages and the 19th century | ONLINE

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November 08, 2021

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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November 15, 2021

Weaving on the shaft loom: threading and drafting

Theoretical/practical course to learn textile drafting; that is, how to read a diagram of the various components, threading, knotting and pedal set-up, and then weaving from the drawing on the loom.
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November 15, 2021

Workshop " Wool jewelry. Creative recycling"

In vista delle festività natalizie, ecco un breve corso per apprendere la tecnica del feltro ad ago utile alla creazione dei nostri regali, tutti rigorosamente fatti a mano. Una presentazione teorica introdurrà i partecipanti alla tecnica di infeltrimento ad ago della lana, per poi passare nel vivo del laboratorio utilizzando la lana nei diversi tipi e colori.
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December 01, 2021

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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February 14, 2022

Plain cloth. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing 1 |ONLINE| English

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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March 28, 2022

Plain cloth. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing 1 |ONLINE| Italian

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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