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.
June 06, 2022

Figured fabrics. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing 2 |ONLINE| English

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.
June 20, 2022

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.
July 04, 2022

Study of Historical Techniques and Technologies: from basic weaves to brocade and other weft effects

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.
July 11, 2022

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.
October 17, 2022

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.