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.
November 30, 2020

Figured fabrics. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing

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.
December 12, 2020

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.
January 20, 2021

History of Textiles 2. Textile decoration from the Baroque era to the Empire period

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.
February 15, 2021

Plain cloth. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing |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.
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.