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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May 28, 2020

Online Course | Needlepoint lace. Recognition, study and cataloguing

The course offers to the students tools to be able to recognize, analyze and describe laces, by observation of objects in various states of conservation, antique and contemporary. Teacher: Thessy Schoenholzer Nichols
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July 13, 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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July 20, 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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July 31, 2020

Historical Tailoring, Costume and Performing (biannual course)

The two-year course "Historical Tailoring, Costume and Performing" 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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September 14, 2020

Tapestry. Basic notions of conservation and restoration 1

Introduction to tapestry conservation and basic notions of restoration.
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September 28, 2020

Italian Folk Weaving

Introduction to the history of folk weaving in Italy.
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October 05, 2020

Corso sulla Protezione dei dati personali (GDPR)

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October 05, 2020

Plain and weave-patterned cloth. Recognition, analysis and cataloguing

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

Carpet. Basic notion of conservation and restoration 1

Introduction to rug and carpet conservation: basic notions concerning cleaning and correct maintenance.
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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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November 02, 2020

Tapestry. Basic notions of conservation and restoration 2

Application of integrative restoration techniques to a small fragment: replacement of broken warps and reweaving in colour and in selected areas.
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November 16, 2020

Carpet. Basic notions of conservation and restoration 2

Application of integrative restoration techniques to a small fragment: replacement of broken warps, reweaving of the wefts and knotting.
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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 23, 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.
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