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Decorative Art Restoration workshop at Chateau de Gudanes


Workshop dates: July 4-18, 2015
Where: Château de Gudanes, Ariege region, France
Fee: 15 Day workshop € 6750 EUR
Organised by: Messors

This is an hands-on learning workshop as part of the ongoing heritage conservation projects at the Château de Gudanes, in the Ariege region, France.
You will practice the techniques and methods of conservation and restoration of decorative details in the grand entrance rooms of the chateau - the Class 1 Historic Monument was designed by Parisian architect Ange-Jacques Gabriel, famous for his neoclassical, architectural symmetry, including the Le Petit Trianon, l'Opera at Chateau Versailles and Place de la Concorde -.
This workshop is open to all and no prerequisites are required. It is an open learning workshop under the tutelage of Italian fine art restorers Tonio Creanza, Messors founder and director and art restorer Tim Everett as an instructor of gilding and decorative mouldings.
Expect: early stages of restoration process, ie. work to remove paint layers to expose original tempera decoration beneath, injections to stabilize plaster wall, plaster wood beams to be painted following original motifs and decoration, making moulds to replicate decorative reliefs, etc.
Following introductions to the history of the château, participants will learn about the materials and techniques of decorative applications and will be working hands-on.
The 15-day workshop will include excursions to local markets, historic towns and caves, a grand luncheon event at the Château as Tour De France rolls by, discussions and guest lectures regarding practice and theory of Conservation and Restoration and insights into the culinary culture and history of the Ariége region.

For further information visit www.messors.com or email messors.tonio@gmail.com


Editors note: additional information and images were sourced from www.messors.com/p/decorate-art-restoration-workshop-france

SUBMITTED BY: Tonio Creanza AUTHOR: tORIGINAL PUBLISHED DATE: 3/18/2015

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