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Koko mosaico @ Manifattura Tabacchi Firenze

Dear friends, Koko mosaico staff will be in Florence for two unmissable appointments with mosaic: - Saturday 29th February from 14 to 18, half- day mosaic class for adults; - Sunday 1st March, from 9.30 to 13.30, mosaic class for families;Booking and reservations: Saturday 29th February > 1st March > further information, don't hesitate to contact us: 

Contemporary techniques workshop in Bruxelles!

 Instructors: Arianna Gallo and Anita Pilotti                                    Dates: from 28th April to 2nd March 2020Place: Art Mosaico, Bruxelles, www.artmosaico.beBooking and reservations: or This course is suitable only for students with mosaic experience.The workshop peculiarity is to learn how to interpret a drawing/ image/ picture/ project and how to translate it in mosaic by using a mix of different techniques and unconventional materials. During the course you will make a mosaic of around cm 29 x 42 (A3), 40 x 40 or 30 x 30 in area. Materials, substrates and use of tools will be all provided.     Ravenna’s and Spilimbergo’s techniques are going to mix and join togetherfor the first time in the history of mosaic!!!My sister and me are going to guide you exploring all the possibilities!Together we are going to examine the techniques and the most appropriate materials to use according to your project.Our specialization in contemporary mosaic is the use of unconventional materials such as lead as outline of the figures, glass spheres and colored plaster as background in a specific area and colored cement. Of course, we also love to use traditional materials such as smalti, marbles and other common materials such as stained glass, ceramics, litovi and sometimes industrial materials too.  Let’s sum up our goals:  1.     learn how to mix different techniques in one mosaic;
2.     learn how to use unconventional materials;
3.     learn how to cut, beat and thin lead;
4.     experience more deeply the Spilimbergo’s Andamentis;
5.     learn how to cut and work with bigger pieces of glass or marble; 6.     learn how to color plaster and cement.  Student preparation for the workshop:  Please, send an e-mail to: and attach your project's designs in advance, in order to discuss this with you.
Please send your image by the 3rd April 2020, thank you very much.
Deciding your design beforehand will save you valuable time on the first day. Keeping your design simple and choosing the smaller mosaic substrate size, both help in finishing your mosaic by workshop’s end.  About us  We are two sisters who have a lot of passions in common, especially the love for travelling and the addiction for making mosaic.
We are both Mosaic Masters, although our trainings are very different.
My sister, Anita studied at the Fine Arts Academy of Ravenna and she specialised at the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli of Spilimbergo in 2018, here she learned techniques totally different from the ones taught in Ravenna. I graduated from the Mosaic Institute of Art ‘Gino Severini’ in 1995, and from the School of Mosaic Restoration (Soprintendenza of Cultural Heritage of Ravenna) in 1999.
 We are very happy and proud to join techniques that had never get in touch before.  Looking forward to see you in Bruxelles!  Warm wishes,
 Arianna Gallo   

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 - 

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