Italian language and cultural school for foreigners
Florentine mosaic
“Firenze nell'Arte”

Florentine mosaic course

The "Florentine commesso" or "Florentine mosaic" is an artistic technique that had its peak at the Medici court. The term "commesso" comes from the Latin committere (joining). This technique uses various kinds of stones, cut with a metal wire, according to a precise design, then glued on rigid supports such as tables, furniture and then polished. Traditionally flowers, landscapes and figures are reproduced with the use of various coloured stones.

Programme

  • Types of stones.
  • Tools and their use.
  • Machines for cutting the stones.
  • The design.
  • Transfer to adhesive paper.
  • Gluing the paper on the stone.
  • Cutting.
  • The layout of the manufactured item.
  • Filing.
  • Finishing.
  • Polishing.

Prices

For every 24 hours 700
Registration fee 50

Prices valid upon enrolment for all course commencement dates

Course start dates

2017 2018
Jan 9, 23 Jul 10, 24
Feb 6, 20 Aug 7, 21
Mar 6, 20 Sept 4, 18
Apr 3, 18 Oct 2, 16, 30
May 2, 15, 29 Nov 13, 27
Jun 12, 26 Dec 11

National holidays observed in the year 2017:
17 April, 25 April, 1 May, 2 June, 15 August, 1 November, 8 December.

Jan 8, 22 Jul 9, 23
Feb 5, 19 Aug 6, 20
Mar 5, 19 Sept 3, 17
Apr 3, 16, 30 Oct 1, 15, 29
May 14, 28 Nov 12, 26
Jun 11, 25 Dec 10

National holidays observed in the year 2018:
2 April, 25 April, 1 May, 15 August, 1 November.

Course enrolment

Materials are not included in the price and will be agreed upon at the beginning of the course.

The 24-hour course can be spread over 2 or more weeks.

All courses are taught in Italian.

Registration is valid for one year and includes the accommodation search service, certificates and a few cultural activities.