GLASS APPROACH FOR BEGINNERS
2 HOURS - INDIVIDUALS OR FOR GROUPS
We will welcome our guests in the Murano studio, where many of our crafts and contemporary art works are exhibited. After a first presentation of what we do, we will illustrate to the guests the technique practiced by Andrea, the lampworking of the glass, which is carried out with a small flame and which is used to produce small glass objects. After a first demonstration made by Andrea, in which the glass rods will melt to show how small objects are produced, the guests will be guided towards the production of some simple glass elements (mainly small colored beads). The artifacts that guests will be able to produce can be brought home.
Where: our Murano studio is located in the northern part of the island, in a less touristy area than the others. We are close to the Church of San Donato, a beautiful monument, and to the Glass Museum. The studio is nestled between a furnace and a woodworking laboratory.
"If you are going to the Murano-Venice Area ... this is the experience to do - DO NOT SEARCH FURTHER!. This review comes from someone that have attended many workshops on different topics on different countries. You get to experience the work of an artist in Murano in his own workshop. Andrea was amazing. Not only he was a very good teacher but he made us feel very welcome. He showed us around his workshop and the works he's done. We were amaze. Making Glass Beads was really fun.. and the 2 hours flew by! days after, we are still talking and looking at what we've created, even my husband that was a bit doubtful of doing the experience". [Maria Jose, Londra, Regno Unito]
"Exceptional experience in Murano. The glass-making itself is a fascinating and fun adventure; the opportunity to visit a working studio, see the works of a talented local artisan, and learn about the industry is a lovely bonus. Can’t recommend this experience highly enough when in Venice!" [Katy, San Francisco, California]
"Andrea and Cristina were very lovely and very professional artists. We loved being in their art studio and we love the stories and work they have about Murano glass. I good experience to know what does it take to be a glass artist and learning the basic of working with live glass." [Sulaiman, Muscat, Oman]
"Esperienza da provare! Andrea è stato davvero gentilissimo e ha spiegato molto bene le varie tecniche utilizzate durante il corso. È una persona molto interessante a livello artistico, consiglio davvero tanto questa esperienza se vi trovate nei pressi di Murano!" [Laura, Galliera Veneta, Italia]
"Andreas is a great teacher and this was a fantastic experience with the perfect souvenir to take away/ gift. I managed to make 6 beads, including one with a face! Cristina and Andreas are very helpful and accommodating too. I was really impressed by their contemporary arts. They teach the traditional lamp-work method but it’s great to be taught by someone taking art forward - by taking a class with Andreas you’re supporting talented contemporary artists. As for me, I don’t think I’m ready to give up the day job yet, but it’s something I’d love to try again when time allows". [Claire, Wennington, Regno Unito]
"This was an absolutely WONDERFUL experience… Cristina and Andrea are wonderful artists and thoughtful instructors. What a unique and memorable way to experience an age-old craft in Murano. Highly recommend". [Sara, Svizzera]
"Notre famille (dont deux ados de 16 et 14 ans) a participé à l’atelier proposé par Andrea et Cristina et nous avons adoré avoir l’occasion de travailler le verre et repartir avec nos perles. Andrea et Cristina sont deux artistes qui aiment leur métier et le partager. Excellente communication avant l’atelier et lors de l’activité". [Maryline, Friburgo, Svizzera]
"Esperienza unica! Io e Lorenzo ci siamo innamorati subito dell’arte del vetro e abbiamo passato una mattinata a sperimentare la tecnica che Cristina e Andrea ci hanno spiegato. Torneremo sicuramente per il laboratorio da quattro ore!" [Bonaguidi, Viareggio, Italia]
"Expérience merveilleuse et inoubliable. Le travail d'Andrea est magnifique et inventif. Christina est très pédagogue. Ils sont tous les deux disponibles, attentifs et adorables. Ma meilleure expérience à Venise car on sent que le plaisir de partager et de transmettre est prioritaire sur le reste. Excellent rapport qualité-prix". [Gwenaelle, Parigi, Francia]
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