The Artist's Guide
Arts & Crafts Abroad: 5 Fun Classes to Try in Southern Italy
Going to Southern Italy and looking for fun art-related activities to fill your days? Whether you’d like to inspire your inner artist or wish to develop a new skill, these arts and crafts classes will help you tap into your creative side and engage with Southern Italy’s cultural heritage.
1. Handcraft colorful ceramic jewelry in Vietri sul Mare
World famous for its traditional ceramics, this stunning Amalfi Coast town is the perfect place to dabble in clay. In this family-friendly workshop, you and your kids will learn how to shape clay and assemble ceramic beads to make your favorite jewelry designs. A fun activity for all!
2. Make your own sunglasses in Sorrento
If you want to infuse your everyday look with a touch of Italian style, consider creating a unique piece of eyewear with the help of a master eyewear maker at this one-of-a-kind workshop on the Amalfi Coast! What could be more chic than wearing your own handmade creation bearing the coveted ‘Made in Italy’ label?
3. Create a coral masterpiece in Naples
Discover the ancient technique of carving coral cameos under the guidance of a master craftsman, after exploring the Ascione Museum of Coral, which houses a wonderful collection of coral and cameo jewelry from the 19th and 20th centuries.
4. Learn the maiolica decorating technique in Positano
If you’ve been marvelling at the beauty of the hand-painted ceramics on display pretty much everywhere along the Amalfi Coast, here’s your chance to experiment with the traditional maiolica technique and take your own masterpiece home!
5. Create papier-mâché art in Lecce
If you’re vacationing in Puglia, why not learn the age-old art of papier-mâché (cartapesta), a craft for which the city of Lecce is renowned. Unleash your wildest imagination to create sculptures using paper, straw, flour glue, and water!