Florentine mosaic workshop
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.
- Types of stones.
- Tools and their use.
- Machines for cutting the stones.
- The design.
- Transfer to adhesive paper.
- Gluing the paper on the stone.
- The layout of the manufactured item.
|For every 24 hours||750|
Prices valid upon enrolment for all course commencement dates
|Jan||7, 21||Jul||8, 22|
|Feb||4, 18||Aug||5, 19|
|Mar||4, 18||Sept||2, 16, 30|
|Apr||1, 15, 29||Oct||14, 28|
|May||13, 27||Nov||11, 25|
National holidays observed in the year 2019:
22 April, 25 April, 1 May, 24 June, 15 August, 1 November.
|Jan||7, 20||Jul||6, 20|
|Feb||3, 17||Aug||3, 17, 31|
|Mar||2, 16, 30||Sept||14, 28|
|Apr||14, 27||Oct||12, 26|
|May||11, 25||Nov||9, 23|
National holidays observed in the year 2020:
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.