Claudia TuliferoClaudia Tulifero

Following her very successful week with us in 2016 Claudia Tulifero is joining us on 7 September to run a week long workshop in Course Illumination on Parchment using the original techniques from mediaeval and renaissance times.

It was an truly amazing week and Claudia is a real 'Maestra' of her craft. The intricacy of the work and the sumptuous materials are wonderful. Prepare the parchment, grind up your paints from real pigments made from sought after precious metals - it is like being in the library from 'The Name of the Rose' by Umberto Eco. You have to concentrate and focus on your technique and it becomes like meditation and is very calming.

Born in Cagliari in 1972, Claudia has lived in Florence (Firenze) since 1993 where she moved to study restoration of art works. She graduated at the Inernational University of Art in Florence in restoration of paintings on canvas, miniatures, frescoes and wood and wooden sculptures. With her incredible skill and talent she is very sought after and or more than 20 years and she has been working with the restoration of wooden sculptures, paintings, gilding and frescoes on protected heritage projects in Italy and France.

At her atelier Artemisia Restoration in Florence she produces copies and creations of art with the original ancient techniques. Some of these copies are on display in the United States the Découvert Fine Art Gallery in Rockport. Since 2012 Claudia has been collaborating with the Getty Museum in Los Angeles making bespoke copies and commissions of illuminations on parchment.

Course Illumination on Parchment

What this course will offer.

This course intends to teach and present the ancient technique of illumination.

During the course participants will learn how to:
  • prepare the parchment
  • realise the basic design and transfer it to the parchment
  • prepare the “pastiglia” for the gilding relief
  • gilding the letter with water gilding on bole with genuine gold leaf
  • prepare the “tempera” with pure pigments, precious metal such as lapis lazuli, egg and natural varnish
All the necessary materials, including gold, precious metals, pigments, vellum and brushes will be provided.

It is recommended you bring a Magnifying glass.
There may be an opportunity to learn basic fresco preparation time if time permits.

Some examples of work produced during Claudia's week here in 2016

Illuminated manuscript workshops at Art Umbria

Painting Holidays in Italy

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Inspirational painting, drawing, stone carving/sculpture, stained glass, print making and creative writing courses in Europe and other exotic locations in 2017 & 2018, visit Italy, Spain, Venice, Prague, Morocco, Bruges, India and the Himalayas.

  • Master Classes and Painting Classes in Italy with Grahame Booth, Kelly Medford, Caroline Bays, Adele Wagstaff, Tim Wilmot, Paul Alcock, Belinda Biggs, Liz Chaderton, Roger Dellar, Paul O'Kane & Neal Winfield
  • Creative Writing course with Sue Moorcroft.
  • Stone Carving courses with Simon Keeley.
  • Workshop in Illuminated Manuscripts and Miniatures, with Claudia Tulifero.
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  • Price includes tuition, art materials (if the course is at our home in Umbria), complimentary accommodation, food, wine and refreshments.

All inclusive from £985

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  • Painting in Barcelona, with Paul Alcock.
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