Map Carpignano Salentino|
Carpignano Salentino is one of 97 municipalities of Province of Lecce.
Inhabitants: includes approximately 3850 inhabitants.
Elevation: approximately 76 meters above sea level.
Border municipalities: Carpignano Salentino borders : Calimera, Cannole, Castrignano de' Greci, Martano, Melendugno, Otranto.
Postal code: 73020
Phone code: 0836
ISTAT code: 75015
Italian name of the inhabitants: Carpignanesi
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Throughout the year, at his studio, the sculptor Salvatore Rizzello, teaches courses in sculpture and individual or group. In addition, in some high schools in the area, theoretical and practical workshops held on the sculpture of Lecce stone.
E 'can choose the course in stone carving, which provides a first use of sandstone as Lecce stone, thanks to its docility, facilitates the concept of "upbeat" and an experience on stones or marbles that could tackle issues diverse as the use of hard, grinding and polishing. Furthermore it can be combined with both traditional sculpting techniques with the aid of pneumatic tools like whisks, etc. compressed air hammers.
The course in wood carving involves the use of olive trees, eucalyptus and walnut. Here are the various topics such as the use of chainsaws, chisels for carving manual to those applied to pneumatic tools. Will proceed with the cleaning of wood with any aging methods or colors.
In both courses, the goal is not just to learn the techniques applied to materials of sculpture, in fact, will be paid also much attention to the design phase, the choice of the material surface in relation to the final form. And where it will be necessary, even to the human figure and its reinterpretation.
The sculptor Salvatore Rizzello remains available to students for six hours a day, divided as follows: Morning 8:30 to 12:30 Afternoon 15.30 - 17.30. After this time the student may, however, continue his work.
During the duration of the courses you can make excursions to the quarries where the stone from Lecce take the opportunity to explain how to recognize a piece of stone with no internal flaws. In addition you will visit places of artistic and cultural interest such as stone circles, Byzantine crypts, underground mills and archaeological parks.
For accommodation you can enjoy the many bed and breakfast sites in and around Carpignano.
NB for couples and groups of people are discounts party
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