Spilimbergo mosaic school (Italy)

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Italians have always been known as amazing artists and designers. Knowing this fact, it does not really surprise you, that one of the most prestigious mosaic schools in the world is based in Italy.

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The corridors are like art galleries (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

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The large mosaics are always a team work (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

A town of Spilimbergo lies in Friuli Venezia Giulia, a small region in Italy. Spilimbergo has been known as a mosaic and terraces town for centuries. In fact, from 500 to 800 years artists from Spilimbergo moved to Venice and worked there, making different types of mosaics and terraces.

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Each year the Spilimbergo mosaic school accept 50 new students

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The mosaics on the table are first year assignment. Students need about a week / 38 hours for making it (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

Due to long mosaic history it was the only right thing to do, to open a mosaic school in Spilimbergo. From its opening in 1992, the mosaic school of Spilimbergo has trained lots of mosaic masters from all over the world.

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The corridors are all decorated with students art works (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

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A work of art from a Korean student (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

Studying in Spilimbergo mosaic school will take you 3 years and in that time you will be a master of different varieties of mosaic and terraces – roman, byzantine, modern. Not only theory is learned, but also graphic design and the art of colors and stones.

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The whole school is decorated in mosaics, even toilets (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

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Students learn theory and practice (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

The Spilimbergo mosaic school accepts 50 new students each year – 25 places are reserved for Italians. The only condition to be accepted in the Spilimbergo mosaic school is knowing the Italian language, as all classes are in Italian. There is also a tuition –  600 EUR per year.

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Some of student’s mosaics are for sale (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

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Everything can be made as a mosaic (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

If you like the art of mosaics, but don’t want to study it, you might consider taking part in Spilimbergo mosaic school classes or summer school.

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You can see many mosaics masters working in churches (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

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The most valuable mosaics are made out of golden pieces (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

We found it interesting that Spilimbergo mosaic school is so well known around the world that even wrold’s TOP chefs come here to attend some culinary oriented classes. The Spilimbergo school of art did educate some car designers too. The attendants were taughed to think out of the box and to be attentive to every small detail. No matter if we talk about food presentation or interior car design, small things do matter, as they can take you from an average to a world known name.

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Mosaic diptih (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

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Mosaics are great to decorate homes or offices (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

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Last, third year of studies, students must do an abstract art work, using different materials (Spilimbergo mosaic school)

 

Spilimbergo mosaic school – guided tour

You can visit the Spilimbergo mosaic school also as an individual visitor. They have guided tours (English, Italian) available on Saturday at 3 pm, but please note you have to make a reservation in advance. You can contact them over an e-mail (info@prospilimbergo.org) or phone them at +39 (0) 427 2274. The price for a guided tour is 9 EUR (children under 12 years are free), but with the Friuli Venezia Giulia card it is free of charge.

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If you are interested in art, you must visit Spilimbergo mosaic school

We have visited Italian region Friuli Venezia Giulia as a press trip organized by the FVG tourism board, but all opinions and recommendations are our own.
You can find more travel oriented information about Friuli Venezia Giulia at www.turismofvg.it

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