THE ARTIST

To be born in a minority group in Syria does not make you particularly special, except for the fact that you learn to see and to recognize more tonality between black and white. More tonality in the sense of the delicate relations with others......”
Alnassar Sculptor & Artist
Alnassar is an eclectic artist, sculpting in wood, bronze and of course marble. His work reflects his experience as a migrant, coming from Syria to Europe, and bringing with him a world of stories and images. The constant theme of his work is that of the “encounter”: between people, societies and cultures.

Art and love are the means by which we overcome the barriers between individuals: physical barriers, such as geographical distance, as well as socio-cultural ones that obstruct a dialogue or relationship with others, with the Other.

In his work Alnassar aims to overcome these barriers and to show that encounters need not be obstructed by difference.
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GALLERY

MARBLE SCULPTURE COURSES IN CARRARA

MARBLE SCULPTURE COURSES IN CARRARA

"Why don’t you speak?”
Michelangelo Buonarroti sculpted blocks of marble, but accused them of being soulless. The splendid stone seems anything but lifeless... Ever since Roman times this precious white stone has been extracted from the Alpi Apuane. Since then marble has been used for the creation of simple objects or to construct monumental architectural works or artistic masterpieces.

AlNassar courses offer you the opportunity to attend marble carving lessons and create sculptures in the white mountains of Carrara.

AIM OF SCULPTURE COURSES

To acquire a fair knowledge of marble and of the choices offered by different instruments and techniques of marble-working through the realization of a sculpture. Lessons dealing with sculpture design, shaping and anatomy, starting to work with manual tools and practicing with marble machinery in advanced courses.
You can combine your artistic holiday with the sculpture course and visit the famous “Michelangelo Quarry”, museums and sculpture workshops in Carrara and in Pietrasanta, the Fine Arts Academy and the picturesque marble villages close to Carrrara.

THE TEACHER

The marble carving courses offer intensive and practical sessions under the tutelage of the sculptor AlNassar. The teacher follows the work of each individual as well demonstrating the techniques of working the stone. Students who have no experience working with marble earn to be confident with the material.

CARRARA

Carrara is internationally famous for its fine quality white marble. Marble from Carrara decorates palaces and monuments all over the world with an extraordinary, shining vitality. It is possible to observe the rich tradition and working of marble in the city's workshops and laboratories, as well as the Marble Museum, and numerous open air displays.
The province of Massa-Carrara is situated in the northern part of Tuscany, at the crossroads between tourist destinations like the "Cinque Terre" and the numerous Tuscan cities of Art. The Alpi Apuane, the celebrated marble mountains, look down on the sea and the sandy coast which stretches for kilometres. The city is ideally placed for all types of tourism.

LOCATION

The AlNassar Atelier is situated in the area called "La Piastra", an open air space surrounded by nature between the Carrara Marble Quarries and the Regional Nature Park of Apuane Alps. It is only 400 meters from the famous “Michelangelo Quarry” and 3 km from the Carrara historical centre.

LENGTH AND TIMETABLE

Every course lasts ten days. The programme includes ten working days with two sessions running from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.00.
Upon request is possible to agree to different attendance dates.

SCULPTURE COURSE


900

  • TEACHING
  • MATERIAL
  • USE OF HAND TOOLS
  • VISIT TO THE FAMOUS "MICHELANGELO QUARRY"
  • TRANSPORT TO THE ALNASSAR ATELIER
  • RECREATIONAL AREA AND KITCHEN
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COURSE
+
 Bed&Breakfast


1.250

  • SCULPTURE COURSE
  • 10 gg  B&B
  • SINGLE ROOM IN B & B WITH BATH
  • BREAKFAST INCLUDED
  • B & B IN CENTER CARRARA
  • 50 MT FROM THE CATHEDRAL
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CALENDAR

  •    5 - 14 may

  •    19 - 28 may

  •     2 - 11 june

  •    16 - 25 june

  •     7 - 16 july

  •     21 - 30 july

  •     11 - 20 august

  •     25 august - 3 september

  •     8 - 17 september

  •     22 september - 1 october

 

Each course lasts 10 days. The program includes 10 working days from 9.30 to 12.30 and from 14.00 to 17.00.
On request it is possible to attend courses lasting a week and agree on different dates with the teacher.
The courses include a visit to the famous "Michelangelo Quarry" located 400 meters from the Studio Alnassar.
Opportunity to participate in cultural events and exhibitions in the area.

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