Thank you so much to everyone who came along and enjoyed the Painting Restoration Workshops we held this week at St Marie’s.
The workshops were delivered by the magnificent Silvano Cioci Faux (from North West Murals). I will be posting a few more articles about Silvano on the blog. One where he explains the techniques he uses whilst restoring paintings and another on how he first got involved in the restoration business.
I’m delighted to report that both of the workshops were “sold out”. Silvano was (in my opinion) a superb host and the feedback we received was extremely positive.
The attendees were quizzed before and after the workshop. The questions beforehand gauged how interested they were in Painting Restoration, local heritage and St Marie’s itself. I’m pleased to report that everyone was more interested (or still as interested) in all of the above afterwards. Some attendees had said their interest or excitement was already at 10 out of 10 so they hadn’t left themselves much room for improvement!
Here are the comments we received:
– It was very informative.
-Silvano was very easy to understand. He answered our questions intelligently and was a very nice man.
– I’m amazed by what I learned. I can’t believe it’s real gold in the paintings.
– It’s amazing what they can do!
– Brilliant. I want more workshops.
– It was fascinating. I look forward to seeing the film.
– Really interesting.
– Today was fascinating, interesting and informative.
Here are some photos from the workshops:
A big thank you to Silvano and everyone who attended.
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Thanks very much.