S.I.S.A.M.

International school for the study
of mosaics and frescoes

2001 - 2016


IN ORGANIZING SEMINARS
AT S.I.S.A.M.

Summer SEMINARS for the teaching of MOSAICS and FRESCOES

SEMINAR on ARTISTIC OBJECTS in MOSAIC WORK end SEMINAR of the THEORY of COLOUR

Didactic programme SUMMER 2016

Do you wish to learn and use the real technique of the Roman-Byzantine (Ravenna style) mosaic and of the ancient Roman fresco, medieval and Renaissance fresco?
We look forward to meeting you at the international school of the mosaic and the Fresco SITUATED in Marina Romea street Delle Acacie 11/13 - Ravenna


NEWS NEWS NEWS!!!!! 2016

NEWS NEWS NEWS!!!!! 2016
Seminar courses only reserved to groups

Mosaic and fresco seminar introducing the language of mosaics and fresco of 1 or 2 days. There are in programme lessons of 4-6-9 or 12 hours
The mosaics ( mosaic ) and frescoes ( fresco ) made during the seminar course will remain the property of the students.

Time table and costs has to be decided every time.

NEWS NEWS NEWS!!!!! - 2016
Advanced level SEMINAR on the FRESCO: the tear and fill the fresco on canvas

NEWS NEWS NEWS!!!!! - 2016
Seminars “WEEK-END dell’ARTE”
Tot. ore 16

Each workshop addresses a topic from the following: traditional mosaic, contemporary mosaic, mosaic objects, frescoes and color theory. The seminars aim to provide students with the knowledge and skills based on the chosen topic, therefore, include a brief theoretical presentation followed by laboratory practice activities with the creation of artifacts.

28th/29th May: Mosaic, mosaic Contemporary

18th/19th June: Mosaic, Mosaic Objects , Frescoe

16th/17th July : Mosaic, Mosaico Objects, Mosaic Contemporary

20th/21th August: Mosaic, Mosaic Objects, Color Theory

17th/18th September: Mosaic, Mosaic Contemporary, Frescoe

from 8.30 a.m. to 12.30 a.m. - from 14 p.m. to 18 p.m.

CALENDAR print (PDF)

SEMINAR CALENDAR AND TIME
TABLE OF LESSONS SUMMER 2016

A) SHORT Seminar

The lessons of the short seminar from Monday to Friday
from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

1) Seminar from Tuesday 23th to Friday 27th May.

2) Seminar from Monday 30th May to Friday 03rd June.

3) Seminar from Monday 11th June to Friday 10th June.

4) Seminar from Monday 13th June to Friday 17th June.

5) Seminar from Monday 20th June to Friday 24th June.

6) Seminar from Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July.

7) Seminar from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July.

8) Seminar from Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August.

9) Seminar from Monday 8th August to Friday 12th August.

10) Seminar from Monday 22th August to Friday 26th August.

11) Seminar from Monday 29th August to Friday 2nd september.

12) Seminar from Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September.

13) Seminar from Monday 12th September to Friday 16th September.

14) Seminar from Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October

15) Seminar from Monday 10th October to Friday 14th October

16) Seminar from Monday 24th October to Friday 28th October

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B - C) Seminar on MOSAICS

The lessons will be held from Monday to Friday,
from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

1) Seminar from Tuesday 23th May to Friday 3rd June.

2) Seminar from Monday 6th June to Friday 17th June.

3) Seminar from 4th July to Friday 15th July.

4) Seminar from Monday 1st August to Friday 12th August.

5) Seminar from Monday 5th September to Friday 16th September.

6) Seminar from Monday 3rd October to Friday 14th Octobre.

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D) INTENSIVE mosaic seminar

The lessons of the intensive mosaic seminar will be held from Monday to Friday from 8.30 a.m. to 13.30 p.m. end from 14 p.m. to 17 p.m. during the following weeks:

1) Seminar from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June.

2) Seminar from Monday 13th June to Friday 17th June.

3) Seminar from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July.

4)Seminar from Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August.

5)Seminar from Monday 22th August to Friday 26th August.

6) Seminar from Monday 5th September to Friday 9th September.

7)Seminar from Monday 3th October to Friday 07th October.

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E) SEMINAR on ARTISTIC OBJECTS in MOSAIC WORK

The seminar lessons will be held from Monday 4th July al to Friday 8th July from 8.30 a.m. to 1.30 p.m.

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F - G) Seminar on the FRESCO end AVANCED level workshop on the FRESCO

The lessons of the Seminar on the fresco will be held from Monday to Friday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the following weeks:

1) Seminar from Monday 30th May to Friday 3rd June.

2) Seminar from Monday 13th June to Friday 17th June.

3) Seminar from Monday 11th July to Friday 15th July.

4) Seminar from Monday 1st August to Friday 5th August.

5) Seminar from Monday 22th August to Friday 26th August.

6) Seminar from Monday 05th September to Friday 9th September.

7) Seminar from Monday 3rd October to Friday 7th October.

8) Seminar from Monday 10th October to Friday 14th October.


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H) SEMINAR of the THEORY of COLOUR

The seminar lessons will be held from Monday 25th to Friday 29th July from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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I) CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC WORKSHOP

The lessons of the workshop will be held from:
1) Monday, from 18th to Friday, 22th July
2) Monday, from 29th August to Friday, 2nd September
from 8:30 am to 13:30 pm.

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At the end of each educational seminar an attendance certificate will be given.

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HOW THE SEMINARS ARE ORGANISED

A) SHORT mosaic seminar Total hours 25

During the course of seminars the students learn the basic steps of the direct mosaic techniques, they learn all about the mosaic materials, the vitreous types of binders, the cutting of materials: a copy of a mosaic is carried out (cm. 30x30), its subject being based on cartoons which are school property.

B) Mosaic seminar for BEGINNERS Total hours 50

The seminar proposes to teach the students a basic knowledge of the indirect method and theoretical techniques of mosaic-making. The students will be working with marble and non-vitreous materials on cartoons which are the property of the school.

C) Mosaic seminar at ADVANCED level Total hours 50

This is aimed at persons who already work with mosaics or who already have diplomas from schools which specialise in this field. The experience acquired will allow them to work with marble, vitreous‘ smalti‘, gold, silver and other available materials and make copies or personal cartoons.

D) INTENSIVE mosaic seminar Total hours 40

The seminar proposes the students learn the basic steps of the direct mosaic techniques during a weeck.

E) SEMINAR on ARTISTIC OBJECTS in MOSAIC WORK
Total hours 25

This course is ideal for persons who wish to learn and practice the techniques of mosaics by applying this artistc style in the home. This activities will include the use of marble, glass paste, gold, silver and other available materials. The students will produce objects in tune with own personal ideans and also those suggested by the art-teachers of the school. /p>

F) Seminar on the FRESCO Total hours 20

The seminar proposes to teach the students a historical knowledge based on the techniques and secrets of the frescoes of the 1300s and of the Renaissance period, making copies in a precise and scientific way thus producing the pictorial effects of the ancient masters of the fresco, and experimenting directly on copies of cartoons supplied by the school, or on personal cartoons.

G) Advanced level seminar on the FRESCO Total hours 20

Aimed at persons who already have some experience of working on frescoes. This course will help then to acquire and apply new techiques, for example the typical pompeii red colour and encaustic painting; to learn practical methods: correcting the fresco, carrying out the task of removing the fresco from its rigid support and transferring it to the canvas. Furthermore this course includes lessons on the history of the fresco and on the restoration of it. These lessons also contain audio-visual back-up and visits of the frescoes at the "Museo Nazionale" in Ravenna.

H) SEMINAR of the THEORY of COLOUR Total hours 20

The school propose to teach the students the analytical and objective knowledge of the theory of colour. During the course the students will be taught to prepare synoptic and explanatory charts showing the fundamental principles that rule the laws of colour, via a guided itinerary which leads to an objective, and also emotional and psychological discovery of chromatic schemes.

I) ***CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC WORKSHOP Total hours 25

The seminar aims at conveying to students a knowledge of the expression of contemporary mosaic by directly experiencing the use of natural materials and recycled materials. Students make mosaics based on personal ideas or proposals of the teachers at school.

Enrolment Procedure

Cost of seminars

SHORT seminar on mosaic €. 250,00
Seminar for BEGINNERS €. 450,00
ADVANCED level seminar on mosaic €. 500,00
INTENSIVE mosaic seminar €. 450,00
SEMINAR on ARTISTIC OBJECTS in MOSAIC WORK €. 260,00
Seminar on the FRESCO €. 260,00
ADVANCED level seminar on the FRESCO €. 260,00
SEMINAR of the THEORY of COLOUR €. 260,00
CONTEMPORARY MOSAIC WORKSHOP €. 250,00
Seminar WEEK-END dell'ARTE €. 200,00

Those who choose more than one seminar equal will be granted a discount of 10% on the second seminar.

The total cost of the enrolment fee must be deposited in advance on the Bank Current Account specifying the name of the seminar chosen:

BANCA POPOLARE di RAVENNA SPA:
via Guerrini n.14, 48121 Ravenna

Valentino Montanari / Deborah Gaetta

COORDINATE BANCARIE INTERNAZIONALI
- IBAN IT25e0538713120000000146031
- BIC: BPMOIT22XXX

The payment receipt must be attached to the enrolment form which should reach (via post or fax) the secretarial office of S.I.S.A.M. 15 days before the initial date of the seminar chosen.

Beyond that date the secretarial office will decide if acceptance is possible or not.

We wish to underline that if the student is not able to attend the seminar, after enrolment, due to personal problems, it will be possible to obtain reimbursement of 50% of the enrolment fee, on condition that the secretarial office receives a written notice (by letter or fax or e-mail) before the beginning of the seminar. Indicate clearly where the reimbursement amount should be deposited.

SPECIAL RULES

Students have the right to make a mosaic (cm.30x30) for the seminar (A) and two mosaics of both seminars (B, C, D).

Cost of mosaic materials:

1) - payable by students: paste and glassy enamel, silver and gold. These materials are available at the school.

2) - paid by the school: marble, granite, stones with special colors, brick, stone, etc..

STUDENTS who attend the seminar MOSAIC CONTEMPORARY have the right to make two mosaics of the following dimensions: cm. 30x30 on wood frame and cm. 40x40 of stoneware tile.

Cost of mosaic materials:

1) - payable by students: paste and glassy enamel, silver and gold. These materials are available at the school.

2) - paid by the school: marble, granite, stones, bricks, stones with particular colors, various materials: iron, plastic, glass recovery, sheets of various metals and recycled materials in general, which are in storage at the school.

These provisions may be waived on the basis of agreements on specific projects. All the mosaics and frescoes remain the property of authors and can be freely removed without any other burden on them.

For Information 2016

S.I.S.A.M.

via Reda La Rotonda n.1 - 48012 Bagnacavallo, Ravenna - Italy

Open from 9.30 a.m to 11.30 a.m - 6.30 p.m to 8.30 p.m.

Mobile Phone: 0339 - 331 85 72 661 - 0039/ 0545 93 60 25

e-mail sisam@racine.ra.it

URL http://www.sisamravenna.it/index.html

ENROLMENT FORM 2016

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-  SHORT mosaic seminar

-  Mosaic seminar for BEGINNERS

-  ADVANCED level mosaic seminar

-  INTENSIVE mosaic seminar

-  Seminar on ARTISTIC OBJECTS in MOSAIC WORK

-  Seminar on FRESCOES

-  ADVANCED level seminar on FRESCO

-  Seminar of the THEORY of COLOUR

-  Workshop of contemporary mosaics

-  Seminars WEEK-END dell'ARTE

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Second seminar: from ……… to ……......

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S.I.S.A.M. Via Reda La Rotonda n.1

48012 Bagnacavallo, Ravenna - Italy.

The Mosaic

It is exciting to follow the history of the mosaic through the various times and styles in history. Learn the procedures necessary to make a mosaic and discover the aesthetic-artistic secrets which allow us to understand the articulate and complex creative techniques. The techniques of mosaic-making are ancient. They were used by the Babylonians, Greeks, Romans, Byzantines. The Byzantines, in particular, reached the heights of technical and expressive perfection, as we can witness today in their grandiose floors of villas, palaces and spa centres which date back to the Roman era, and the brilliantly coloured wall decorations within the villas and also in the oriental and western Byzantine basilicas.

The proposed formative course aims to analyse both the ancient and contemporary mosaic through its artistic procedures, thus enabling the student to grasp the extent of its power of significance.

The students on the course will be able to have access to the discovery of non-codified laws, through the use of mosaic materials similar to those used in ancient times.

The Fresco

By knowing the techniques the historical-documentary and symbolic aspect of the art object is revealed to us. The lessons aim to actually make small sized frescoes. The students will be guided towards the discovery of the secrets of ancient techniques of the fresco of the 1300s and the Renaissance period so that the student reaches a more complete understanding of this art.

The Didactics

The fundamental work-shop activity, which is present in every proposed seminar, is introduced right away during the first lesson, during which, aided by audio-visual and multimedial support, we shall illustrate the outline of the history of the mosaic and the fresco, the materials used, the work procedures: in particular the practice phase of cutting mosaic materials and also simple exercises in order to understand the basic principles of the techniques used by ancient mosaicists or by the ancient fresco painters.

Exclusively for the students which choose seminars (B or/and C) . There will be a lecture-conference on the fundamental meanings of the language of mosaics during the course of time: dating from its origin to the present day. We plan, furthermore, to organise a guided tour with experts, of the foremost monuments which are decorated with mosaics namely: basilicas and baptisteries in Ravenna.

The seminars are held by well knon artist-teachers with a vast teaching experience.

Prof.ssa DEBORAH GAETTA - Prof. VALENTINO MONTANARI

Languages spoken: French, English.

About Marina Romea: information concerning holidays and reception of visitors

The greenness of the park, the blue of the sea, the gold of the mosaics: all make for an extraordinary irgredient for a holiday with a difference. Situated at about ten kilometres from Ravenna, Marina Romea is easily reached by a bus service which connects all the towns in the surrounding area.

This town is situated in an area well known for its naturalistic beauty, important is the park of the Po Delta, rich in breathtaking landscapes: where the fauna can be admired in their natural habitat.The seaside area stretches from east to north, it is immersed in a green and tranquil oasis with its own touristic port, horse-riding stables and sports centres. From south to west the majestic valley of Piombone and that of Punta Alberete sweep upwards. Here it is possible to go on boat and canoe trips. There are extremely efficient tourist facilities in particular the hotels and restaurants, which are immersed in a luxuriant pine-tree forest, and which offer sports and fitness centres in an atmosphere of quiet modernity.

Useful information concerning holidays and reception of visitors may be requested at the I.A.T. (tourist information office).

Head office of PROLOCO, viale Ferrara 7 - 48100 Marina Romea- Ravenna. Italia

Tel. 0339 (0)544 446035- Fax. 0339 - (0)544 441021

- cell. 3284349788

e-mail info@prolocomarinaromea.it

URL http://www.marinaromea.it/index.html