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Learn the Florentine gold decoration

art class

Learn the Florentine gold decoration

12 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
art class

Learn the Florentine gold decoration

art class

Learn the Florentine gold decoration

12 reviews
Paused through 3rd of April. To protect the health of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.
Duration
3 hours
Group size
Up to 8 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

You will have a unique experience in a typical Florentine lab. We will show you our work and under our guidance you will be able to make your own picture frame or furniture. We will explain the various techinique of gold and silver leafing and you will go home with your gilded piece. Our techniques are the same which were used for gilding antiques frames that you will find at the Uffizzi Gallery and other museums in Florence.

Your host

Learn more about Barbara E Luca

Barbara E Luca

Barbara and Luca are the founders of the Spini Lab in Florence. We are experts in decoration and restoration of polychrome and gilded frames and furniture. We learned the traditional Florentine technique at the European Center for Restoration. We are designers as well of contemporary furniture and we go around the world for gilding masterclasses. We love to share our passion with you!

What's included

Drinks
Coffee, soft drinks snacks

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Where you'll be

Our workshop will take place in the lab of Ernesto Spini, who first opened his atelier in center Florence in 1945 which moved to Scandicci after the flood of 1966 in Florence. Your will have an exclusive access to Ernesto Spini's private archive where are still kept the old drawings and masterpieces.

This experience is available starting April 06, 2020

To protect the health and safety of our community, all Airbnb Experiences are paused until Friday 3 April due to coronavirus (COVID-19). Visit the Help Centre for the latest updates before you book.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 8 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We will make everything easy for you ! We supply all the products necessary. You will be able to gild a picture frame or a Christmas decoration and take it home with you.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Barbara E Luca
Learn the Florentine gold decoration
12 reviews
From £47/person
12 reviews
From £47/person