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November 2016 Manga class

Mosaic your favorite manga Instructor:  Arianna Gallo                             Dates  2 - 6 Nov 2016 Time: 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00 Cost: €  660 The price includes instruction 8h a day, all materials, use of tools, the mosaic you have created, all taxes, insurance, and a certificate attesting to successful completion of the course. You can pay the first day of the workshop, by cash or credit card. To book please contact: jice.artmosaico@gmail.com or info@kokomosaico.comThis course is suitable for both beginners and intermediates  WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN: The workshop's focus is the translation into mosaic of the manga drawing you have chosen. Together we will determine the best technique and the most appropriate materials to use (Orsoni's smalti and gold, marble and so on). Often when I do a manga mosaic I use lead as an outline, so one of the goals of this workshop is to learn how to cut, beat and shape the lead. During the course you will design and make a mosaic of approximately  12x16 inches or 12x12 inches (30x30 or 30x40 cm). Materials, substrates and all necessary tools are  provided. Participants can work with different and/or larger dimensions if they wish, but in that case please contact us 4 weeks in advance. Keeping your design simple and choosing the smaller size mosaic substrate will help you to finish your mosaic by the workshop’s end.   STUDENT PREPARATION FOR WORKSHOP Please send an e-mail to: info@kokomosaico.com and attach your manga designs  in advance, in order to discuss this with you.                             If you choose to do so, please begin your inquiries at LEAST 30 days prior to the class.                                                                                 If you can decide on your design beforehand, this will save you valuable time on the first day. If you don’t have time to prepare any designs before the course, then try and bring several pictorial references with you.                                     This could be anything from a book to a greeting card that you like, a picture from the web, etc. Please do your research and consider that a good drawing / illustration / picture is much easier to work from than a low resolution or out-of-focus picture. SCHEDULE Wednesday Nov 2: Lecture#1: Presentation of the workshop. Discussion about the best technique, the best support and the best materials to employ according to your chosen manga drawing. Tracing the image with a special water-soluble pen. Cutting lesson #1: how to use the martellina and the tagliolo and how to cut smalti and marble in a contemporary style. Cutting lesson #2: how to cut, beat and shape lead. Preparation of the support and the frame (mesh, wood, honeycomb and so on). Thursday Nov 3: Lecture #2: the relationship between the artist (painter, photographer…) and the mosaicist / the relationship between pictor imaginarius and musivarius in the past and nowadays. Execution of the mosaic. Friday Nov 4 and Saturday Nov 5: Work on the mosaic all day. Sunday Nov 6: Finishing touches on the mosaic, awarding the certificates, and group photo.   Looking forward to see you in November, Warm wishes,       Arianna Gallo                                  

November 2016 Ravenna's techniques class

RAVENNA TECHNIQUES CLASS  5 days (two direct methods) Instructor:  Arianna Gallo                           Timetable: Nov 21-25 9:00 to 13:00 and 14:00 to 18:00 Cost: € 660   The price includes instruction 8h a day, all materials, use of tools, the mosaics you have created, all taxes, insurance, and a certificate attesting to successful completion of the course. You can pay the first day of the workshop, by cash or credit card. To book please contact : info@kokomosaico.comThis course is suitable for both beginners and intermediates  WHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:  The workshop's focus is the two direct techniques most commonly used in Ravenna:                                                                                               1) Double reverse method, also known as direct method on a temporary bed of lime mortar                                                                                             2) Direct method onto cement (adhesive for tiles, MAPEI product)       We will make two mosaics, one for each technique: one approximately  12x16 inches, the other one approximately10x14 inches (30x40 cm and 25x35 cm).                                                                                                                                                                                                     The first one will be a reproduction of a detail of a floor mosaic from the Roman period, using marble and stone.                                                  The second one will be a reproduction of a detail of a Byzantine wall mosaic from Ravenna, using glass.                                                                                                 In both cases, we have plenty of pictures and cartoons of details for you to choose from. Keeping your design simple and choosing the smaller size mosaic substrate will help you to finish your mosaic by the workshop’s end.   First we will learn how to cut marble and stone into tesserae using the traditional tools: hammer and hardie. For the second technique we will learn how to cut Venetian smalti with a special hammer. We then follow the various steps to completion of the mosaics.   Materials, substrates and all necessary tools are  provided.STUDENT PREPARATION FOR WORKSHOP If you'd like to bring your own cartoon, please send an e-mail to: info@kokomosaico.com and attach your pictures  in advance, in order to discuss this with you by e-mail.                                                                                                                                                                              If you choose to do so, please begin your inquiries at LEAST 30 days prior to the class.                                                                                 If you can decide on your design beforehand, this will save you valuable time on the first day. If you don’t have time to prepare any designs before the course, then try and bring several pictorial references with you.                                     This could be anything from a book to a greeting card that you like, a picture from the web, etc. Please do your research and consider that a good drawing / illustration / picture is much easier to work from than a low resolution or out-of-focus picture. REMEMBER: Keeping your design simple and choosing the smaller size mosaic substrate will help you to finish your mosaic by the workshop’s end.   SCHEDULE Mon Nov 21 Lecture#1: Presentation of the workshop. Focus on the double reverse technique with slideshow.       Selection of the pavement detail to recreate in mosaic. Tracing the image with a special water-soluble pen.                                                                                                                                     Selection of the marble and stone, according to the detail you've chosen. Cutting lesson: how to use the martellina and tagliolo and how to cut the stone and marble into the right shapes and right dimensions for your detail. Preparation of the temporary support and filling it with lime putty.  Imprint the traced design onto the surface of the moist lime by laying the tracing paper on top of it. Execution of the mosaic. Tue Nov 22 Work on the mosaic all day.  Wed Nov 23                             Application of the water-soluble glue on the surface of the mosaic. Lecture #2: Presentation of the direct technique onto cement with slideshow. Selection of the detail for the second mosaic.                                   Tracing the image with a special water-soluble pen. Selection of the Venetian smalti and the gold according to the detail you've chosen.                                                                                         Cutting lesson: how to use martellina and tagliolo and how to cut the pieces of smalti and gold into the right shapes and right dimensions for your detail.   Preparation of the support and the frame (mesh, wood, honeycomb and so on, we'll decide together).                                                                   Imprint the traced design onto the surface of the initial moist section of cement by laying the tracing paper on top of it.  The tracing is imprinted onto sections of suitable size for a day's work (about 3h for each section). Execution of the first section of the second mosaic. Thu Nov 24 Removal of the lime from the interstices and the backs of every single tesserae of the first mosaic. Preparation of the permanent support and cement for the new setting bed. (We will have to wait about 10 hours for the cement to dry.)                                                                                 Lecture #3: the various types of floor mosaics in the ancient Roman world. How many opus do you know?                                                           Execution of the second section of the second mosaic. Fri Nov 25 Removal of the glue from the surface of the first mosaic. Smoothing of the surface with a diamond sponge. Grouting. Execution of the third section of the second mosaic.Finishing touches on both mosaics, awarding the certificates, group photo and farewell appetizer. Looking forward to seeing you in November, Warm wishes,     Arianna Gallo                                  

November 2016 OPUS VERMICULATUM class

OPUS VERMICULATUM CLASS Instructor:  Arianna Gallo                                     Dates:  Nov 7-8 and 19-20 Timetable: Saturday: 9:00-13:00 and 14:00-18:00; Sunday 9:00-13:00 Cost: €    280    The price includes instruction 8h a day, all materials, use of tools, the mosaic you have created, all taxes, insurance, and a certificate attesting to successful completion of the course.                                To book please contact:  info@kokomosaico.comWHAT STUDENTS WILL LEARN:  The workshop's focus is the special technique of direct application onto a temporary frame filled with clay. We will make a small detail from an opus vermiculatum mosaic of the Roman period. You can choose between a few examples of Italian vermiculatum mosaics belonging to the first century AD. First we will learn how to cut marble and stone into tiny tesserae using the traditional tools: hammer and hardie. During the course you will design and make a mosaic of approximately 5 cm x 5 cm (2x2 inches).                                                                   Keeping your design simple and choosing the smaller size mosaic substrate will help you to finish your mosaic by the workshop’s end.   Materials, substrates and all necessary tools are  provided.WHAT IS OPUS VERMICULATUM? It is the technique employed in the execution of the most refined mosaics (emblemata) in both the ancient Greek and Roman periods.                                                                                       The term vermiculatum (from the Latin vermiculus, little worm) refers either to the tiny, worm-like tesserae (from 1 to 4 mm) or to tesserae no longer square but irregular in shape, as well as to the wriggling following of shapes by flowing lines of small tesserae. SCHEDULE First day: Lecture#1: Presentation of the workshop. Focus on the technique with a  slideshow of the making of the "Alexander the Great " mosaic. Selection of the vermiculatum detail to recreate in mosaic. Tracing the image with a special water-soluble pen. Selection of the marble and stone, according to the detail you've chosen. Cutting lesson: how to use the martellina and the tagliolo; how to cut marble and stone into tiny pieces and into the right shapes. Preparation of the temporary support and filling it with clay. Imprint the traced design onto the surface of the moist lime by laying the tracing paper on top of it. Execution of the mosaic. Application of the water-soluble glue.Removal of the clay from the interstices and the backs of every single tesserae. Preparation of the permanent support and cement for the new setting bed. (We will have to wait about 10 hours for the cement to dry.) Second day: Lecture #2: the various types of floor mosaics in the ancient Roman world. How many opus do you know? Removal of the glue from the surface of the mosaic. Smoothing of the surface with a diamond sponge. Grouting. Finishing touches on the mosaic, awarding the certificates, and group photo. Looking forward to seeing you in NOVEMBER, Warm wishes, Arianna Gallo    

Martin Cheek Mosaic Workshop November 2016

Even this year Koko Mosaico is pleased to hosts: Martin Cheek and Andrew Higgins's mosaic workshopWHERE: Koko Mosaico, Ravenna, Italy WHEN: November 9-19, 2016 COSTS: Early Bird Special (register before June 1) = € 2,500 (euros)/ £1,756/$2,652 After June 1, workshop registration cost = €2,800 (euros)/£1,968 /$2,971 (cost conversions will likely vary based upon the actual currency values at the time you purchase).TO BOOK: Please contact Martin: mrtncheek@hotmail.co.uk                                                                                                                    Click on the link to learn in more detail what the Martin Cheek's workshop is about.We have teamed up with Martin Cheek to offer you a chance to extend your time in Ravenna. What an opportunity not to miss if you really want to emerge yourself in mosaic art exploring two completely different techniques with two different mosaic teachers. Martin Cheek Workshop, NOV 9-19, 2016: Roman Mosaic Opus and Andamento : Incorporating hand made glass fusions into your mosaic.For years Martin Cheek and Andrew Higgins have been running mosaic courses from Martin’s beautiful studio at Flint House in Broadstairs on the Kent coast in the UK. In addition to these workshops Martin and Andrew run mosaic workshops in Italy. This year, we offer an 11-day course that is both a highly creative experience in combination with a fun and relaxing holiday in Ravenna. There is so much more opportunity for one to one instruction than when taking shorter style workshops. Another great feature about these courses is meeting your fellow course participants from other parts of the world, eating fresh cooked Italian cuisine, seeing the sights, all while you increase your expertise in making mosaics in the renowned destination where it all started.To register and/or receive a more detailed itinerary about this 10-day workshop, please email: mrtncheek@hotmail.co.ukMartin Cheek Workshop : 11 days (10 nights). Early Bird Special (register before June 1) = € 2,500 (euros)/ £1,756/$2,652 After June 1, workshop registration cost = €2,800 (euros)/£1,968 /$2,971 (cost conversions will likely vary based upon the actual currency values at the time you purchase).Costs are based on single-occupancy. If you wish to share a room, please email me and I will provide you with cost breakdown for that type of accommodation. Please note that we do not pair people with others in the class, so double occupancy only applies if you come with someone or know another on the trip that you would like to share a room with.Breakfast, lunch, and accommodations are included in the registration fee. Airfare and dinners are not included except for the welcome, first night dinner is our treat. A deposit of €500.00 (euros) to be paid on booking.Refund Policy: All deposits are non-refundable when cancellations are made after September 1, 2016. If you cancel your reservation prior to Sept 1 your deposit is fully refundableFLIGHT DETAILS FROM LONDON: Contact mrtncheek@hotmail.co.uk

Solo show by Luca Barberini - Roma

Sacripante Art Gallery PresentsVia PanispernaSolo Show by Luca BarberiniCurated by Rossana Calbi & Giulia Piccioni5 February 2016 is the opening day of Via Panisperna exhibition by Luca Barberini, a Sacripante Gallery gift to its street and its neighbourhood.On the 5th of February at 6 pm Sacripante Gallery open its doors to Luca Barberini first Solo Show in Rome, curated by Rossana Calbi & Giulia Piccioni. For about two months, Sacripante Gallery will host an entire flat inside the gallery and from every window will be possible to spy on the ordinary life of Via Panisperna street, situated in the very heart of Rome. Ravenna ancient art of mosaic enters inside Sacripante Gallery for the first time to tell daily life stories chopped and recontructed by Luca Barberini.Our life scenes resambles rough mosaics. Looking close at them, they do not produce any effect, it is impossible to see anything good until they are watched from afar.Arthur SchopenhauerFollowing the philosopher advice, Luca Barberini crystallizes 'Via Panisperna' everyday moments, a street known for Enrico Fermi e Majorana studies back in the past, while today it is famous for being ex president Napolitano favourite walking area. Sharp dowels would have inspired poet Apollinaire curiosity who was born in the Monti Area.From 5 February to 4 April 2016 Via Panisperna Show opens three doors and fiftyone windows: each one with a different story, the same stories you can see in via Panisperna itself.Luca Barberini, winner of the International Price GAeM, also partecipated to the International Mosaic Symposium at the Egypt Academy and at the Japanese Yokohama Civic Art Gallery Azamino for the Mosaic Abroad. Now his mosaics are in Rome to present a new way to combine Ravenna mosaic tradition with an unexpected twist into illustration.Sacripante Art Gallery, via Panisperna 59, (Rione Monti) Roma.Tel. +39 06 48903495, +39 334 3450090 rossanacalbi@gmail.com, piccionigiulia@libero.it

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