You will learn the history of Florentine restoration, the most widely used techniques, as well as the secrets to bring materials back to their original level of perfection. You will have a hands-on experience of working with a wide range of materials such as wood, chalk, marble, and metal, and you will find out simple ways to gild, polish, remove stains from an old object, or even reconstruct missing parts. Ultimately, you will learn something you will be able to use in your everyday life! The gallery will provide a stimulating context for the pieces you will be restoring. You will be working on one-of-a-kind pieces, copied from the original works displayed in the shop! The classes are specifically designed for you to be entertaining, lively, fun and for absolute beginners. So, don’t worry if you have never worked on an object before! Expert and qualified restorers and craftspeople who have been working with the gallery for years will guide you through every step of the way and answer all the questions you might have regarding the fine art of restoration. Plus, you will get the chance to keep your own restored piece! You will have your own, one-of-a-kind, Florence souvenir!
I love to share my passion and knowledge of the arts with people from all over the world. I love the city of Florence, which is the town I live in, and I hope to spread my expertise to my guests. I have been working as a local, licensed tour guide and in my line of work I have come across marvellos professionals, such as Chiara, who deals with antiques and runs her own gallery. We have come up with the idea of providing a restoration experience in her gallery because we believe that our neighborhood, the Florentine Oltrarno, is still a vibrant and genuine community of local craftsmen.
Local Florentine Food We provide free soft drinks, gluten-free and vegetarian meals and a selection of local wine
The classes take place in one of the city’s most fascinating antique galleries, located in the heart of Renaissance Florence. You will be welcomed by Chiara, the owner of the gallery, whose family has been in the antiques business for three generations. The shop is in a building that dates back to the 14th century. Its wonderful arched ceilings provide the perfect setting to display the magnificent pieces within.
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Política de cancelación
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Política de comunicación
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Requisitos para los participantes
Pueden asistir hasta 10 participantes de 18 años y más.
Esta experiencia incluye alcohol. Solo se servirán bebidas alcohólicas a los huéspedes que tengan edad legal para beber.
BECOME A RESTORER FOR A DAY
$104 por personaExperiencia nueva
$104 por persona