Fine Arts, Art History and Italian language courses in Florence

Decoration Workshop

Learn how to create decorations with the effect of marble, wood and semiprecious stones.

Decoration Workshop

Awesome painting effects!

This intensive seminar is aiming at unveiling to the students all the secrets for a perfect handiwork with the effect of marble, wood and semiprecious stones (such as onyx, malachite, lapis lazuli, etc.).

The workshop is meant to those artists whose aim is to discover the fundamentals of this creative technique, add it to their curriculum and enrich their artistic experience.

Our Art teacher will follow you step by step through the different phases of your work, up to the laying of the final film of painting, which will render perfectly the effect you wanted.

The program

Step 1

You will get started with the choice of the supporting material that you prefer or that meets with your requests. This can be either wood or cardboard or metal.

You will then learn to settle on the most appropriate treatment for the material which can be ready for the decoration only if it undergoes an overlay and protection process.

Step 2

You will also determine which kind of painting technique (either water or oil) suits better the treated material so as to create the desired effect.

By making different trials and experiment you will eventually obtain decorations with various effects, such as:

  • the marble, stone or the wood effect;
  • plant or flower motifs;
  • the famous renaissance grotesque decorations;
  • “trompe l’oeil” ornaments.

Step 3

You will also have the opportunity to make decorations on walls by adopting both the fresco or the drybrush technique or you can also try the crylic pouring technique.

Price and details


1 week, 30 hours, 595 Euro
2 weeks, 60 hours, 1071 Euro (instead of 1190 Euro)
Enrolment fee: 45 Euro

Do you need accommodation during your stay in Florence? Contact us and we will help you to find a lodging that meets your needs.

Course price includes

  • the use of all the necessary materials and tools;
  • a certificate at the end of the course.

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