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Welcome to the Interreg V-A Latvia–Lithuania Programme 2014–2020!About the programme
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Date: 17. September 2022
Time: 12:00 am - 6:00 pm
On 17th and 24th September, at 12:00 and 15:00 workshop of decorative plaster technique sgraffito will take place, where everyone with no prior knowledge has the opportunity to get acquainted with the decorative plastering technique, get a small insight into its history, as well as try hand at creating an ornament in the sgraffito technique. The decorations will take place on a workpiece, so that any interested party will have an idea of the basic principles of this technique.
Sgraffito is a type of decorative wall decoration – decorative plaster that originated in the 15th century, Italy and its name comes from the word Sgraffieate (it.v) – to scratch. The oldest known sgraffito recipe was described by the Italian architect and writer J. Vasari, who attributed this invention to the Florentine artist A. Petrini. This type of plaster was created to ornamentally decorate and create an illusory impression of a stone or brick wall.
Sgraffito is created by applying a fine top layer on a coloured plaster surface, and in the top layer, while it is still wet and soft, marking the contours with a stencil and partially exposing the top layer of plaster, thus revealing the lower layer, the overall composition is formed.
The facade of the Bauska Castle Duke residency is made in late 16th century in the sgraffito technique and decorated with a diamond rust ornament.
The number of participants is limited, it is advisable to book a place in advance via t. no. + 371 63923793,
+371 63922280 mobile. t. +371 20011880 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop takes place within the framework of the project “Historical Road: Raudondvaris-Bauska” educational program “Baltic treasure”.The main goal of the project is to increase the number of visitors to Bauska Castle Museum and Raudondvaris Manor (Lithuania) during the off-season and winter months. In the winter and autumn months of 2022, 20 master classes will be held at the Bauska Castle: making a leather case, making plant crowns, calligraphy, sgraffito technique and making tin jewellery.