Inside the hidden deconsecrated Cappella Orsini chapel, now a dedicated art space also known as the Cappella Orsini POT, we'll learn to reproduce the historic technique of restoration of faux marble painting, which has been used for centuries in Roman design. We'll commence with a brief introduction of the red porphyry marble technique used in the ancient palaces and churches of Rome. In the meantime, we will paint on a wooden tablet using watercolors, brushes, and sea sponges to create the textures and the varying light. The result is a personal and one-of-a-kind piece of décor and everlasting memory of our day. It’s amazing the results you can achieve with this simple technique that will stay with you forever.
I have a background as a sociologist and a degree in Fashion Management. I have traveled a lot and lived between two continents—Europe and North America. I have always breathed design. I love to share Italian culture and arts and get to know people from other parts of the world. I believe arts, beauty, and design are the perfect means for cultural fusion.
Refreshments Snacks, coffee, tea, juices
Art supplies A personal wooden object, watercolors, brushes, and sea sponges
The Cappella Orsini Chapel was built in the 12th century on the ruins of the theater of Pompeus the Great, where Julius Caesar was murdered. Cappella Orsini is now a culture club center focused on exhibitions, concerts, and special dinners and parties, evoking the building's history.
No formal art training or experience is needed. The Cappella Orsini is a Chapel full of details. Each visit is unique, as the featured art shows change periodically.
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