Mosaic Art School "Luciana Notturni"

Mosaic Art School "Luciana Notturni"

Mosaic Art School "Luciana Notturni"
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The Mosaic Art School, near the Basilica di Sant-Apollinare Nuovo, offers courses in the art of mosaic. There is an introductory five day course where you make two projects, one a copy of a Roman/Byzantine mosaic and one a contemporary piece. Once you have mastered this, there are classes in mosaic Portraiture, Carpet-Floor mosaic technique, 3-D mosaics, micro-mosaics, and mosaic restoration. Luciana Notturni -- mosaic artist, instructor, lecturer and acclaimed mosaic art restorer -- oversees the courses taught at the school. The classes are held in English.
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Paulo
Charlottesville, VA8 contributions
Feb 2022
I just completed a week with Luciana and her team focused on floor mosaics of antiquity. Exceptional experience. Luciana and team are knowledgeable, warm and engaging team. They led me thru the processes of how to make floor mosaics that included how to plan, design, organize and make floor mosaics. They also introduced me to suppliers of tools and raw material. All of this came together to allow me to start making floor mosaics for myself. Highly recommend to anyone interested in mosaics.

I also enjoyed the city of Ravenna. Great restaurants and coffee shops and historic mosaics to see.
Written May 16, 2022
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Stephanie K
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Feb 2020
Luciana Notturni is THE reference on all things mosaic! The breadth and depth of her knowledge and experience is unsurpassed. It is a gift to spend time with her learning the theory, technique, history and art of mosaic making. I am so grateful for this experience. Thank you Mosaic Art School!
Written February 16, 2020
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susan d
Hillsborough, NC3 contributions
Dec 2019
I have studied historical sites and art/architectural history related to mosaic art and learned about this wonderful Mosaic Art School by chance. I was fortunate to attend the one-week course and found it to be a transformative experience: to learn the basic techniques of working with stone and glass tesserae by making both a traditional mosaic reproduction and a modern "free form" project. There is considerable art theory worked in skillfully during the classes. You may not realize how much you have learned until you get home! Ms. Notturni is an excellent teacher and a mosaic artist of renown. Her team members, especially Lucca and Gabrielle, are not only artists in their own right, but also patient and helpful teachers. And this amazing experience is located in Ravenna, Italy--a magical mosaic sanctuary where it is easy to get around and explore. You will not regret this experience.
Written February 4, 2020
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Silvie Y
3 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I attended both the standard mosaic course (December 2019) and the carpet floor mosaic course (January 2020). Both were amazing experiences. I learned so much from Luciana and her professional team. I feel privileged to have been able to learn from them and acquire so many new skills. The course is held in her private studio in Ravenna (I fell in love with that city); in small groups which enables you to get all the attention you need. I want to thank Luciana, Luca, and her whole team for all the knowledge, patience and energy they shared with me.
Written February 9, 2020
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Magdalena W.
Stoneham, MA6 contributions
Jan 2020 • Friends
If you like any type of artcraft this course is a wonderful way to get away from home, grab your best friend, and experience a bit of history, art, wonderful Italian cuisine, and test your patience with making extraordinary pieces of art. Luciana and her staff makes you feel welcome opening her studio to students from all over the world. I am already planning to come back.
Written February 4, 2020
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Katerina B
2 contributions
Mar 2020 • Solo
The experience in the workshop of 5 days - general course with Luciana and professional team was so intense and deep that gave me the feeling of gaining the keys of certain profession, which people usually have to study for long time at universities. I’m very grateful that my inner love for mozaics brought me to exactly this school, because before that i spent 6 months in Barcelona - the city of mosaic to say, but didn't meet there anything similar to this.

Katerina Bakulina
Written March 4, 2020
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Mary Doonan
2 contributions
Nov 2021 • Solo
I loved my time at the Mosaic Art School!! This was my second class within 3 years. I would have been back sooner if not for COVID. Luciana and her staff were very professional and I learned so much. I took the Portraiture Class and learned more about skin tones and shadowing. Thanks to everyone at MAS!
Written December 2, 2021
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wawa
3 contributions
Jul 2022
The course was outstanding. beyond my expectation. It revealed to me a window to an exciting and beautiful world of the mosaics.
The staff was pleasant, patient and courteous, very effective teachers. I was amazed by how much you can learn in one week course.
Many thanks to Luciana and the entire staff
Written August 14, 2022
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Anna Liisa C
1 contribution
Jul 2022
This is my second class in the last year. I loved it. I learned so much for all the wonderful staff. Luciana, Lucca and Danielle made my learning experience exceptional. And, Ravenna is one of the most beautiful cities in Italy with such rich history.
Written August 6, 2022
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Donna Ritchie
5 contributions
Oct 2019 • Solo
I came to The Mosaic School with the specific idea of learning the Filati technique, micro mosaic making. My trip was 2 years in the making, and as I was coming all the way from Tasmania, Australia I wanted to be sure this was the best place to learn.
And I made the best choice ever!
I had lots of questions, my dates changed numerous times and each email to Marko and Luciana was always replied promptly and with such friendliness that when I arrived I felt like I was part of the family.
So, I chose to do two workshops and as it seemed that the school didn't get the numbers up to do the Filati workshop, I was to do the portraiture one. But after I completed the Roman micro mosaic workshop, Gabriella came to me and said they could accommodate me with learning the Filati, I cried with gratitude. I had a whole week, one on one with Gabriella (she also was overseeing another area too, but her skills as a tutor meant she could do this with absolute ease).I learnt the specific skills of making threads of Filati from molten glass over a gas burner, learning the top secret glue recipe and all the other details. My eyes hurt from two weeks of detailed work, but it was worth it.
The music that was played while we worked was fantastic, it set the mood for a comfortable environment, and we have Daniella's husband to thank for some of the tunes!
Luciana is a passionate tutor, her experience and knowledge is openly shared with enthusiasm and wisdom. She's fun and relaxed. The rest of the team are great at helping us get a move on to make sure we can try to complete our piece by the end of the workshop.
A wonderful add on to my time at the school was to observe it as a working studio. There were large church commissions underway and others in the initial planning. Watching Luca and the other professional mosaic artists undertake such important pieces in Ravenna was an absolute privilege.
I will be back to Ravenna, especially when the Biennale Contemporary Mosaic Festival is on, and when I do go again I will be popping my head in to say hello to everyone at The Mosaic School!
Also, thank you to Marko and Marta from Lori's place. It was great accommodation, clean and very close.
Written December 3, 2019
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