Small classes

We accept from four to six students by workshop for two teachers, no more. Classes are small, you get plenty of tuition, taught in a relaxed atmosphere so you will come away with a brilliant and fun experience.


We are the only mosaic studio to purpose courses taught by two teachers who both possess the Master Mosaic's diploma, obtained only after the successful completion of three years of study at the Scuola Mosaicisti del Friuli – the only legally recognized mosaic training institution, and participated at the specialization course, reserved only at the  six best students each year. 


Few students and a perfectly well prepared sketch is the secret of ours unique workshops, we take time to explain  you, to let you experiment, take in hand this new technique and shall correct together the errors. Every person will receive the material necessary for the realization of its mosaic at the end of the week and its support.. For every subject, two or three days are necessary for their realization. We also prepare subjects on request, in this case, the cost of the working time and the purchase of the additional materials will be chargeable to the student.


detail of the cut of the glass for mosaic, called smalti, at mosaic workshop by artefact

Using the "martelina", a traditional hammer shaped like an half-moon, you will learn how to cut the tesserae which compose your first mosaic.A short hammer's practice cut to learn the contemporary's cut. Explanation of the importance of andamenti and of their utility in the realization of the abstract subjects.Theoretical and practical lessons to understand how to mix materials, marble and smalti.



An example of how we prepare our mosaic courses, in venice, at mosaic workshops by Artefact

The average size of the subjects is 25x25 centimeters. All our subjects are prepared by ourselves, to be able to teach you at best the technique. You will have the choice between several subjects which will be sent to you before your arrival. The palette of materials is prepared early, so that you can be guided at best during week.

Detail of a mosaic done during a mosaic course by the studio mosaic workshopsby artefact

Theoretical and practical lessons on the mixture of colors in mosaic. Apprenticeship of the direct technique on plastic substrate and the use of the glue.Lessons about  the creation of a bottom in white or colored concrete, according to the subject.


You will be introduced to a wide variety of materials during the workshops, exploring  techniques, encouraged to experiment with color and texture to begin to discover the possibilities of the contemporary mosaic art. A real way of teaching, modern,  with  specific sketches who will help to understand what is the contemporary mosaic. You'll participate in every step of the creation of your piece, using the traditional tools, the hardie and hammer in an innovative way!




Our teaching approach helps the students to improve their mosaic vocabulary in the contemporary way.


You will gain new perspectives about your work and practice, learning about the synergism between materials, shape and content.


A new approach of mosaic, with original themes thought to teach you all the rules, tricks and tips of the famous Spilimbergo's techniques.


All our mosaic classes are based on homemade ready sketches. Done to teach you as best as possible the Spilimbergo School methods we love!

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