Become Michelangelo & Learn how to he made his sculptures!
Follow in the footsteps of Michelangelo as we virtually visit his birthplace, his workshops, the places he lived and the paths he trod. This week you’ll learn the real authentic techniques of frescoes.
You’ll learn all about the secrets of his work with a world-leading PhD scholar, a published Michelangelo expert and an artist who is able to pass off his own work as Michelangelo’s.
On this introduction to the genius of Michelangelo we hear all about his masterpieces – you can witness one of Michelangelo’s 3 greatest artistic mediums: Drawing, Painting & Frescoes and Sculpture.
Highlights of this online art history experience:
- Discover the life of Michelangelo with his last apprentice
- Travel back in time to early renaissance Florence with your expert on this live experience from your home.
- Q&A with scholar, writer, master painter and sculptor who reproduces Michelangelo’s works.
You Masterclass Expert:
Dr Alan Pascuzzi PhD is a leading Michelangelo expert, published scholar, and a master painter and sculptor. His artist’s studio is across the river in the center of Florence in the artisan’s quarter San Niccolò. He is known as Michelangelo’s ‘Last Apprentice’ due to his painstaking reproductions of 135 Michelangelo drawings.
A Fulbright scholar to Florence, he obtained his PhD from Washington University with specializations in Greek and Roman sculpture and Italian Renaissance art. He has been teaching Renaissance art techniques to students for more than a 20 years.
As a professional artist, he has several frescoes, paintings and sculptures around the world, including in the centre of Florence, the rest of Europe and even China, the US and Australia!
You can find him in TV documentaries on Renaissance art, including the BBC’s ‘The Colour Blue’ and ‘Inside the Mind of Leonardo’, and ’60 Minutes’. Recently, an exhibition of his sculptures, The Ten Madonnas, opened at the Vatican, followed by in Florence. He has just published his first book, ‘Becoming Michelangelo,’ which deals with the early drawings of Michelangelo. He lives in Florence, Italy.
Exclusive online masterclasses & experiences are perfect for:
- Families stuck in lockdown or home-schooling kids!
- Fun activities for distanced friends and family to come together online
- Gifts for a special occasion – book an online birthday party with us!
- Team-building activities & incentives for colleagues and businesses
- Online Curricula for schools, colleges & universities
If you would like a custom experience fill in the form below to arrange according to your needs, timing and budget.
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Request a Private Online Masterclass Experience
All of our online virtual masterclass experiences can be hosted privately just for you and or your group. We can customize the virtual experience however you like. Whatever you are looking for we can create and design something specifically for you.
Go ahead and leave us some details below with what you are looking for and we’ll be in touch.
Explore our Private Online Virtual Masterclasses & Experiences
- Enjoy exploring the world from your own home at a time that suits you.
- We have amazing experts from around the world. World leaders and passionate locals, all great story-tellers, ready to engage and enthrall you
Great for Families & Kids
- Make homeschooling fun! Our amazing experts are available for 1 to 1 exciting learning time.
- Bring to life incredible stories from ancient Rome, learn to make pizza & handmade pasta, or virtually travel on the Venice lagoons!
- Family-friendly guides are great at bringing learning to life. Our online experiences are designed for children, teens & multigenerational families. Fill out our inquiry form, tell us about yourself and we will get back to you.
Have fun with distanced friends & family
- If you’re separated from friends or family, plan a get together with a fun online experience on a topic or activity of your choosing!
- Italian fine wine tasting with a sommelier, a fun relaxed masterclass with a Michelin chef, or a visit to the Vatican with a world-leading expert, we will work with you to create a private experience for your holiday, a special occasion, team building or just for fun. Enquire using our form.
Live Online Curricula for Schools, Universities & Colleges
- We work with you to develop your own custom multi-session curricula for preschool, kindergarten, middle, upper schools, colleges and universities.
- Our amazing experts are great at engaging with our dive in deep learning aided by fascinating visual presentations and virtually guided tours.
- Break out of geographical constraints and jump from viewing masterpieces up close in the world’s greatest museums to going into iconic monuments where history was made.
- With our interactive conversational Socratic approach, your students will be able to ask our experts questions as they go. Our curricula are also available for parents looking for immersive engaging home-schooling content.
Enjoyable Team Building Online Experiences and Incentives
- Enjoy connecting virtually with colleagues near and far.
- Our fabulous experts will guide you through an interactive online experience focused on the topic of your choosing: whether it’s a tasting of fine Italian wine with a noble sommelier, or a fun relaxed masterclass with a Michelin chef, or experiencing the Vatican with a world-leading expert, or having a fun virtual travel disco dance party with a destination of your choice…
- We will work with you to create a bespoke team-building experience that will be talked about for years to come.
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Janine Weiss –
What a great learning experience….the presentation by Alan Pascuzzi was truly engaging. I am so hooked on these Online Virtual Experiences!! I highly recommend it to everyone to try. So many interesting events to choose from. Thank you Art Viva Tours!
Lindsey Douglas –
Becoming Michelango was a brilliant session. So much more to ‘il divino’ than you could ever imagine, all brought to life by the incredibly talented and enthusiastic Dr Alan Pascuzzi. Would thoroughly recommend these sessions, and Alan’s book ‘Becoming Michelangelo’ is fabulous also.
Lori Guerrini –
Very knowledgeable guest speaker, presentation was enjoyable, entire process easy.
Francine Silver –
I had no difficulty booking and none. My daughter is Janine Weiss and suggested that I would enjoy this program, she was completely correct. I have been to Italy about seven years ago and saw the David and many wonderful sights in Florence. Our tour guide was a retired history teacher and so I was able to understand this more than I thought. I did make a donation and will sign up again for another program and make another donation. I will definitely recommend this to my friends. Stay safe and well. Francine Silver
Thank you so much. I really enjoyed this. Beautiful!
Susan Lawrence –
Thank you, once again up to the high standards of ArtViva. Amazing presentations! Just like being there!
Patty Mcgough –
I would and have recommended this. Artviva is dependably great. I look forward to more and have tours and classes reserved for September, I hope!!
Thank you so much to the artist Alan and Art Viva for an outstanding lecture. Alan was incredibly knowledgeable and experienced in Fresco technique and shared this with great enthusiasm. I learnt a lot and shall look forward to attending another online lecture soon.
Owen Morgan –
This Zoom “Tour” of Michelangelo’s development into tone of the renaissance geniuses was a true gem. The Sistine Chapel is, of course a high priority attraction for most tourists in Rome. But the insights given by Dr Alan Pascuzzi are truly amazing. His depth of knowledge of fresco as an art form and of the most intricate details of Michelangelo’s work are staggering. This was a truly memorable event. Many thanks to Rosa and the staff at Artviva and to Dr Pascuzzi.
rachel roxburgh –
I highly recommend this online experience. It was so easy to participate and money well spent! I loved hearing about Michelangelo’s experience as a painter, my memory was refreshed and I learnt new and interesting things about him from a true expert! Thank you so much Art Viva for organising such wonderful ‘virtual tours and lessons’. Many thanks also to Professor Alan Pascuzzi for sharing his extensive epsertise with us!
Diane Weisberger –
Very much enjoyed this presentation. I learned so much. thank you!
Amanda Townsend –
Thank you Alan- we are privileged to share your knowledge
Bill Vanderwall –
A great talk, and so interesting to hear the technical details. We continue to be impressed with what Artviva puts together! Thanks!
Fascinating insight, as ever Alan. Another great session, and thanks to Rose and all at ArtViva for organising.