The second week of classes is over and this time I feel the hours using the martellina a little in my bones. This may also be due to the fact that autumn has arrived here in Friuli. Or it’s because we didn’t have hot water in our flat for three days when we moved in. Or the last of all the movings this year is to blame …
However, there are not just exercises with the hammer on the curriculum. This leaves a little time to relax the muscles. In addition to the 18 hours we have terrazzo mosaic (Venetian flooring technology), drawing, technology (a mixture of materials science and chemistry), mosaic history, geometry, and computer science.
Of course we are still just starting in all subjects. In terrazzo we’re learning how to create plaster elements with the help of self-made stencils. The plaster is applied bit by bit on a waxed concrete surface. With the template you pass gently over the plaster, accumulating material again and so on, until a homogeneous shape appears.
Lessons learned this week
- To have only mosaic lessons would be quite exhausting. 18 hours of mosaic per week are enough to start the weekend with tensions.
- In just 3 minutes I arrive at school now, so that I can sleep a little longer. Which is quite important if the first lesson starts at 8 am.