Florenceart.net - Art Immersion in Florence

Italian Artisan Workshop Courses
Workshops with accomplished professionals in the artisan and restoration fields in Florence Italy.

 About our teachers

Artisans who teach for Florenceart Studio-school are contemporary masters of their craft chosen for their ability to transmit their knowledge effectively. We are happy to accommodate beginners to advanced students. Course outlines are planned well so as to give you the maximum hands-on learning possible; not just theory, but practice.

Courses list | Dates and prices | How to register | Accommodation

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Alison Woolley Alison Woolley owner-founder of Florenceart Studio-school
Courses taught: decorative painting

Alison is a professional artist and decorator, owner of Florenceart.net, a decorative arts and teaching studio in Florence, Italy.

Alison graduated with honors after winning two scholarships from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Canada. She moved to Florence and worked 15 years under the guidance of Florentine master artisans before opening her own bottega in the heart of the artisan district. Florenceart studio specializes in restoration and the production of fine furniture finishes and decorative art for the interior design industry worldwide.
Roberto Passeri Roberto Passeri
Courses taught: Intro Gilding, Advanced gilding, Gilding for restoration

Roberto is a gilder and restorer, author of numerous publications on restoration of gilded objects, who taught for many years and was a member of the admissions review commission at the famous school of the Opificio delle Pietre Dure, in Florence, the state authority on art restoration. His specialty is the restoration of wooden objects and gilded surfaces. He has overseen many important restoration projects in Florence, and abroad. Among his projects of note is his role as technical supervisor of the restoration of the altar in the cathedral of San Giovanni Battista, where the famous painting "Beheading of St John the Baptist" by Caravaggio is displayed, at Valletta, in Malta.
Marco Cavallini Marco Cavallini
Courses taught: Murals and Illusionistic Wall Painting, trompe l'oeil, beginner and advanced levels

Our well known expert in illusionistic wall decoration, conservation and antique painting techniques. Marco is a teacher at the State institute of Art at Porta Romana in Florence, and at the University of Florence in the department of the History of Architecture. He is the author of several books and manuals. His most recent publication is a manual on 'Quadraturismo'- architectural illusionistic painting.
Carlo Mori Carlo Mori
Courses taught: Wall finishes, eco friendly and age old

Carlo Mori , a Florentine artisan, studied under master artisan Marco Cavallini and has extensive work experience applying very high end plaster finishes internationally, in Italy, the USA, Brazil and the Bermuda Islands. He also worked in Japan, as a designer in residence, invited by the Kyoto Prefecture. He speaks five languages (Italian, English, Spanish, Portuguese and French).

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