Workshops for artists as well as in-class education led by Battini have taken place in Italy and the US at various levels. Most recent was his instruction in the 3 day fresco workshop in the Salerno High School of Art, " Sabatini Menna". This lab was part of the School/Work Alternate Initiative, promoted by the Italian Government. The video below, produced by the students of the audiovisual section, and the photoes, highlights the key steps of the fresco technique following the Medieval and Renaissance tradition, as carried out during the three-day workshop. In 2012 he was instructor in Masters-degree course in “Materials and Diagnostic Techniques in the Sector of Cultural Heritage” for the Department of Chemistry and Industrial Chemistry at the University of Pisa. This class focused on the role of pigments in fresco painting. For the students of restoration, it was a unique and rare opportunity to learn the true ancient fresco technique as well as the painting methods as used in a Renaissance workshop, practicing on the site of the Church of San Vito in Pisa, as well as in university. Since 2012 the church of San Vito, the venue of the fresco project currently in progress, has become the destination for visiting groups of students at variouslevels, both Italian and foreign. Workshops for art lovers were held with renowned success in the beautiful location of the Tuscan countryside. Students had the opportunity, at the end of the class, oftaking home their finished work.
Maestro Battini can teach a variety of classes on the old masters techniques in the fields of: drawing, painting or fresco. Depending on the desired focus, topics can include: use of pigments, drawing from life with the size- size method, oil medium, composition of a painting studying balancing of colors, figure “weight” and more, fresco heritage from the Middle Age through the Renaissance, portrait techniques, etc. Each program can be developed around a specific method: practical, theoretical, or a mix of both. Annual events can be scheduled in order to form a long-term education program. In addition, the fresco in progress in the church of Saint Vito in Pisa offers the unique opportunity to hold practical “hands-on” classes directly on site, so the students can paint alongside Maestro Battini, just like it was practiced in a Renaissance workshop.
In the next months, Maestro Battini will hold a series of seminars, workshops and conferences in the Los Angeles area. To be updated on events, times and locations, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Whether you are an individual, an association or a school, you can inquire for lessons or workshops at any level by Maestro Battini.