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Online Experience: Becoming Michelangelo - Live Frescoes

Virtually experience the excitement of learning how the divine Michelangelo – arguably the greatest artist in the history – created his world-famous artworks.

Become Michelangelo  & Learn how to Fresco!

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 – Each week you’ll witness one of Michelangelo’s 3 greatest artistic mediums: Drawing, Painting & Frescoes and Sculpture.

This week we’ll discover his amazing fresco technique with a live demonstration from Dr Alan Pascuzzi that you can try yourself!

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 Color 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.

Tiered Pricing

We have to support our wonderful experts and local partners here in Italy during this difficult period. Our 30€ ticket price is to cover our costs to run these experiences. Please consider buying a family access if you are a group of people. However, we understand it is a difficult period for everybody and also have an easy access cheaper ticket for those who really need. If you cannot afford to pay at the moment feel free to fill out the form below, introduce yourself and we’ll invite you without charge.

 Like all small businesses in Italy we have been hugely affected by the ongoing crisis, and are very grateful for any donations supporting our local community using the button below. Or you can contribute to our crowdfunding campaign here!

 

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Request a Private Online Michelangelo Masterclass Experience

All of our online virtual Michelangelo 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 Michelangelo Masterclass 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, able to enthrall you with enjoyable interactive live masterclasses.

Live Interactive Online Experiences and Masterclasses for Families and Kids

Homeschooling kids can be exhausting. Our amazing experts are available for one on one exciting learning time. From the secrets of the original Da Vinci detective to bringing to life the incredible stores that made ancient Rome one of the greatest empires that ever was to foraging for wild herbs-to making handmade pasta with a Michelin chef-we have it all on tap for you from your own home.

Our family-friendly experts are great at bringing learning to life. Our online experiences are designed for children, teens and multigenerational families. Fill out our enquiry form, tell us about yourself and we will get back to you.

Enjoyable Online Group Learning Experiences

Enjoy connecting virtually with friends, family and 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 going on a hunt with the Original Da Vinci Code detective, or just having a zany dancing around the world virtual disco with a focus on the destination of your choice… 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 and 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. We can 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. We can tailor our interactive virtual journeys to suit your curriculum. We can virtually go anywhere and can enhance enjoyment and learning for the classics, to art masterpieces, to specific periods in history, to art classes, to restoration, to cooking and foraging.

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.

Enquire using our form.

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 going on a hunt with the Original Da Vinci Code detective, or just having a zany dancing around the world virtual disco with a focus on the 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.
Enquire using our form above

Date & Times

Thursday, 11.00 pm Central European Summer Time (CEST) = UTC+2

Check your time at your location with this converter: https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com

Other time zones can be organised on request as private experiences.

FAQs

Can I visit Italy at the moment?

Keep checking with your government’s official travel advice and your airline, as information and regulations change quickly. Regardless of whether you can physically travel to Italy or not these Live Experiences will transport you there from wherever you are in the world!

What are our Online Live Experiences?

These new experiences are live and interactive guided tours or masterclasses with one of our amazing experts.

Each Online Experience will have a unique link to an exclusive online webinar with our world-class experts, where not only will they take you around the world and back in time through their video, but you can ask questions via chat and even interact directly!

It’s not just a lecture, it’s an interactive experience with a live Q&A satisfying all your questions. You get to be in the same ‘room’ as our experts!

What time of day do online experiences take place?

Please see the Date & Times tab for details. You can use this handy timezone converter link to verify what the start time is in your city/region.

https://www.thetimezoneconverter.com/

What do I need to bring to an online experience?

All you need is a strong internet connection on your phone, tablet or computer. We recommend getting comfortable with a good coffee of nice glass of wine depending on your preference.

What age group is best suited for this online virtual experience?

This experience is appropriate for all ages. Please be aware, historical art, particularly in the renaissance, often features nudity, as in Michelangelo’s famous David sculpture!.

Can my family join this virtual live experience?

Yes of course! There will only be one login per booking on a device, so make sure you can all clearly see the screen.

Do I need to download a software program or install anything?

The experiences are via Zoom, usually this does not require installation but it can depend on your device.  We will send you everything you need with instructions and the link to access the experience when you book.

Do I need a Webcam or and a Microphone? Will other people be able to see me or and hear me?

You do not need these. You have the option to turn on your video and microphone to ask questions or you may use the chat function. You are welcome to interact during the experience; our expert will guide you.  In the question and answer part of the experience you can ask questions via audio or chat. For some experiences with a small group you may also interact with video if you like. We will always ask permission beforehand.

Can I cancel the Virtual Experience?

Virtual Experiences are non-refundable, but are transferable with sufficient advance notice to another time/day. Please see our terms and conditions.

How many spots should I book?

Please consider purchasing an extra guest spot on the experience. It will greatly help our local businesses. We very much appreciate your support.

Minimum Participants:

To run this virtual live experience we require a minimum of 2 people

Donate

Like all small businesses in Italy we have been hugely affected by the crisis, and are very grateful for any donations supporting our local community using the button below. Or you can contribute to our crowdfunding campaign here!

6 reviews for Online Experience: Becoming Michelangelo – Live Frescoes

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. Lori Guerrini

    Very knowledgeable guest speaker, presentation was enjoyable, entire process easy.

  4. 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

  5. Mary

    Thank you so much. I really enjoyed this. Beautiful!

  6. Susan Lawrence

    Thank you, once again up to the high standards of ArtViva. Amazing presentations! Just like being there!

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