Coming back to the Museum is Artisan for a day, an initiative by Autostrade per l’Italia that will engage children and their parents in activities related to old trades and traditions, making them rediscover the importance of manual skills.
Led by expert artisans, children aged from 6 to 12 years will take on old trades and tinker their way to new creations. The workshops offered at the Museum will teach them how to use tools and materials, help them discover the tricks of the old trades and learn traditional techniques.
Come to Explora and have a nice journey with “Autostrade per l’Italia” into trades and traditions, using techniques and creativity
Thanks to Autostrade per l’Italia
Age: 6-12 years
When: January 12th-13th, 1th-20th, 26th-27th, at 10:00 am, 12:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 5:00 pm.
Booking: required to be admitted to the museum.
Duration: 40 minutes.
Information: ticket price includes admission to workshop. Booking is required for admission to the museum only, and should be made online on the website.
Each weekend is dedicated to a different trade:
January 12th and 13th
The first weekend will be dedicated to the art of “mosaic” to rediscover the old art of the Muses and try to make a small mosaic with the help of the mosaic teachers from the Art Studio Café of Rome.
Alessandra Savelli and the Art Studio Café
In the heart of Saint Peter’s, at a stone’s throw from the Vatican, it represents a major point of reference for all enthusiasts and professionals of arts: with the long-standing school of mosaic, the Savelli family has been cultivating the art of the Muses for generations with professionalism and the mastery of the art by professor Maria Teresa Vacchini and other mosaic teachers.
January 26th and 27th
The third weekend will be spent with “weaver” Roberta Denni from Manufatturerranti;
Roberta Denni and Manifatturerranti
She’s been weaving on an old Piedmontese loom for many years and she’s permanently trained by a weaving and yarn-making master in Saint Antioco (Sardinia). She has developed Manifatturerranti, an artisanal weaving project which was started in Rome out of a desire to know and share weaving skills with people from different cultural backgrounds and places.