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Summer Art Restoration Programs in Tuscany, Italy

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Summer School in Como Italy:
The "Aldo Galli" Academy of Fine Arts is a private institution in Como, located less than an hour from Milan in the north of Italy. It is legally accredited by AFAM (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale), the Higher Education System for Art and Music, part of the university sector answering to MIUR, the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research. "Aldo Galli" Academy is acknowledged as a high-profile art training institute offering courses in painting restoration on all sorts of material - canvas, tables, frescos, stuccos and stone - and enjoys an excellent reputation both on a national and international level. Students are taught the methodological approaches and skills required for the recovery and maintenance of the different kinds of works and are provided with ample opportunity to acquire substantial hands-on experience, be this in terms of field-work or in the labs, in the innumerable restoration activities commissioned to the Academy itself.

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Summer Art Restoration Courses:

Three Summer Art Restoration Courses held in Italian by instructors who have a good knowledge of English: 1) Painting Restoration: collections of paintings and single paintings; 2) Wall Painting/Stucco Restoration: wall painting and stucco restoration in some sites near Como; 3) Wood Restoration: wooden crucifix, carved frames and painted wooden works. There are two options, each one of different length: two-week course or a three-week course.

Also a four-year degree course in Painting Restoration.

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Address: Via Petrarca, Como, Italy
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