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Ancient Mosaic-Making Workshop in Rome

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Spend a couple of hours learning the ancient art of mosaic making! Following an introduction to Roman mosaic techniques, you’ll practise the principles of texture, composition and marble tile cutting to create your own piece of mosaic to take home.

Duration: 2.3 hours
    Available in
  • English
My husband and I visited Studio Cassio during our first day in Rome and it was incredible! We had a private lesson with Uliana. She was an excellent teacher- very patient and accommodating. She explained the art of mosaic to us and showed us the tools that are used. We did ancient mosaics using black and white marble (although I had red marble in mine- it's pretty but much harder to cut). I did a dragon like animal mosaic and my hubby did a wave design. She let us know that some of the black and white marble may be from ancient sites like Pompeii or the Vatican, since the studio has done restorations there. We worked on our pieces for several hours and at the end of our time we had a wonderful piece of artwork for each of us to take home. This was one of our most favorite memories from all our travels in Italy in July and the mosaics are keepsakes that we will always treasure. Thank you Uliana for such a great experience! We will visit again if we have the chance to return to Rome!
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Highlights

  • Learn the art of mosaic making under the guidance of a master mosaicist
  • Create your own Roman mosaic and take it home with you
  • Have a great hands-on experience in a historical studio near the Roman Forum and the Colosseum

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Description

Would you like to learn the ancient art of mosaic making? We’d be very happy to receive you in our historical mosaic studio for a wonderful hands-on workshop.

Mosaic making has been our family’s profession for over a century. Throughout the years we’ve mastered different mosaic techniques, both traditional and modern.

This workshop will begin with an introduction to Roman mosaic techniques and history. Afterwards, you’ll practise the principles of texture, composition and marble tile cutting to create your own piece of mosaic to take home.

A master mosaicist will share great tips and provide assistance as needed to ensure the best result.

What’s included & not included

  • Hands-on mosaic workshop
  • 100% natural marble
  • One piece of Roman mosaic
  • Box to carry your creation in
  • Coffee/tea
  • Transport

Meeting point

Have an enjoyable hands-on experience at an important historical Mosaic studio in Monti; Rome. Monti is one of the most charming and lively neighborhoods of the city, just few minutes from the Roman Forum and the Colosseum.

Reviews from travellers (11)

5.0/5

Best Experience Ever!
My daughter and I couldn’t be happier with our experience with this studio. Both mosaicists were extremely knowledgeable and helpful in educating us about the history of mosaics and their construction. More than that, both were wonderfully warm, caring, engaging people who clearly love what they do. We took the 2 hour class but had such a good time we’ll plan to take their 4 day class the next time we’re in Rome. As a side note, they made an exception for my daughter, who is 6, as their classes are usually for older children. Both artists were so patient with her that she’s hooked on making mosaics!
Incredible Experience in Rome
My husband and I visited Studio Cassio during our first day in Rome and it was incredible! We had a private lesson with Uliana. She was an excellent teacher- very patient and accommodating. She explained the art of mosaic to us and showed us the tools that are used. We did ancient mosaics using black and white marble (although I had red marble in mine- it's pretty but much harder to cut). I did a dragon like animal mosaic and my hubby did a wave design. She let us know that some of the black and white marble may be from ancient sites like Pompeii or the Vatican, since the studio has done restorations there. We worked on our pieces for several hours and at the end of our time we had a wonderful piece of artwork for each of us to take home. This was one of our most favorite memories from all our travels in Italy in July and the mosaics are keepsakes that we will always treasure. Thank you Uliana for such a great experience! We will visit again if we have the chance to return to Rome!
Wonderful!!!
My husband John and I took this course and loved every minute of it. We each made a small mosaic--- it is a lot harder than it looks. Juliana was our very fine teacher and explained about how mosaics are made, cared for, the history of them and more. It is a dying art form and yet mosaics seem to live on forever as you see them in ancient locales all over Rome as well as wherever the Roman Empire stretched out to. And what great artists, both ancient and current day! We feel it was a highlight of our week and strongly recommend this class! The Via Urbana is a nice little street with a lot of shops and interesting looking activities/ artists , restaurants etc. Thank you so much Juliana! We will always remember this :)
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Tour operated by: Studio Cassio