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Arianna Gallo and Luca Barberini in Japan!

Dear friends, We are really happy to announce our next show to be held at the Neo House of Tokyo Nerima from 9th to 15th June! We look forward to see all our Japanese friends, collectors, students we have met in our studio here in Ravenna, but also to make new friends! It will be a unique and special occasion, because it is the first time that Luca and I are exhibiting together. Each of us has created 9 small mosaics, hence the name of the exhibition "Piccoli Mosaici", but in a very different style.The theme of the exhibition is: The mosaics as an Italian excellence, nowadays as during the antiquity. All the mosaics exposed to Neo House are made of tiny pieces of marble, smalto and gold. The name of this technique is “opus vermiculatum” (an ancient technique employed in the execution of the most refined mosaics during the Roman Empire).This exhibition will take the visitors on a hypothetical journey to Italy with my reproductions of ancient mosaics from northern to southern Italy. Then they will get back to the present with Luca’s contemporary mosaics. The last day of the exhibition, the 15th June, we will run some short mosaic workshops.  During our stay in Japan, Koko mosaico will be open as always. Our assistants Melissa and Ivana will take care of the lab and its activities. Wish us luck! :)  Arianna and Luca 

VI edizione della Rassegna Biennale di Mosaico Contemporaneo

Dear friends, the dates of Contemporary Mosaic Festival are finally online! 6th October- 24th NovemberOPENING: 5thOctober 2019 For further information about the Festival check the website of Mar ( During the Festival, Koko mosaico will be open everyday from 9 am till 7 pm, giving the chance, as always, to visit the laboratory or to attend one of our mosaic courses.Here is the activities schedule: - from 7th to 11th October, mosaic courses at Koko mosaico.The available courses are: Ravenna’s technique, micro mosaic or advanced course in contemporary techniques. Entries spots open! In these dates we are also available for short workshops such as half day or full- day courses. - from 14th to 18th October, mosaic courses at Koko mosaico.The available courses are: Ravenna’s technique, micro mosaic or advanced course in contemporary techniques. Entries spots open! - from 20th to 26th October, mosaic courses in Sicily in collaboration with the Australian artist Helen Bodycomb. This course is fully booked, entries closed. - from 1st to 3rd November, short classes, you can choose between half day course or full- day class. Entries spots open! - from 6th to 22nd November, mosaic courses at Koko mosaic in collaboration with the English artist Martin Cheek. These courses are fully booked, entries closed. - from 25th to 29th November, mosaic courses at Koko mosaico. The available courses are: Ravenna’s technique, micro mosaic or advanced course in contemporary techniques. Entries spots open!  For further information:

Guided tour of Koko Mosaico!

Koko Mosaico together with Ravenna Incoming organise guided tours of the atelier.The tour starts every Saturday morning at 11.30To participate is really easy, to book click this link: Booking is mandatory: our tour will be confirmed when it reaches a minimum number of participants and to assure you the best experience the tour also has a maximum number of participants.The cost is of € 5 per person, children up to the age of 10 are free!  Koko Mosaico is a world full of colours and creativity, but especially history!During the visit you will have the chance to learn and to touch by hand all the traditional materials that the laboratory still uses. We will also show you how we cut them by using the hammer and the hardie.Last but not least, you will be able to admire all the artworks created by Arianna Gallo and Luca Barberini. For informationUfficio Informazioni San FrancescoPiazza San Francesco 7 - RavennaTel. + 39 0544 482838 - 

Special contemporary mosaic workshop in Canada!

Join us for this 2 days mosaic class, suitable for all levels, with Ravenna's master mosaic artist Arianna Gallo.You will be working directly onto mortar using traditional stained glass, smalti and vitreous glass with pounded leading plaster.The class dates to choose from are:- Saturday and Sunday 27/28 July- Tuesday and Wednesday 31st July/1st August- Thursday and Friday 2/3 AugustThe course cost is $ 400, which includes all your supplies, tools and instructions create an 8"x 8" mosaic.The course will take place here:Cheeky Monkey Glassworks427 N Terminal Ave, Nanaimo, BC V9S 4J8\CanadaCall us at 250 754 5254 to reserve your spot with a 50% deposit.For more information contact:Brenda 250 754 5254 Koko mosaico 0544/465190


The trainees, followed by the teachers Enrico Poggiali, creator of the course, and Arianna Gallo, mosaic artist, will actively participate in all the phases of the work and will learn the basics of the floor mosaic (opus tessellatum), from the cutting of the materials to the preparation of the project, from the setting of the tesserae to the final cementing of the sections. Working in groups and on site, the students will create a permanent flooring inside the "Balneum", a Roman bath previously built in the Dimora Energia laboratory in Rimini. At the end of the course a certificate of attendance will be issued.Cost: € 350 (taxes, tuition and use of the tools included in the price)Duration: from Friday 1st June to Sunday 3rd June, for a total of 24 hoursGoal: to create a mosaic floor inside the "Balneum" of Dimora Energia.Location: Dimora Energia Laboratory, at EX-GATE, via Luigi Tonini 24, RiminiYou can register by April 20th, 2018, by contacting us via @ mail:

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