Head into the 12th-century Capella Orsini for a unique, hands-on workshop in faux marble painting, a Roman technique used in the Eternal City for centuries. All ages and levels are welcome. Listen first to an introductory primer on the churches of Rome, then make your own take-home craft piece. Tours include paints and supplies, plus complimentary snacks and refreshments.
A half-day marble painting workshop in Cappella Orsini chapel, with snacks and drinks
Learn how to recreate textured, faux marble pieces—a centuries-old decor
Soak up a unique ambiance in a deconsecrated, medieval-era church
Take home your own DIY souvenir made using time-tested techniques
Art supplies are includedA personal wooden object, watercolors, brushes, and sea sponges
Snacks, coffee, tea, juices
Landing and facility fees
Departure & Return
What To Expect
Inside the 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 imitation of faux marble painting, which has been used for centuries in Roman design. We’ll start 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.
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Not wheelchair accessible
This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.Learn more about cancellations.
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