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Scuola di Arte e dei Mestieri Nicola Zabaglia

Scuola di Arte e dei Mestieri Nicola Zabaglia
Scuola di Arte e dei Mestieri Nicola Zabaglia
in the heart of Testaccio a place for arts and crafts
Scuola di Arte e dei Mestieri Nicola Zabaglia
Scuola di Arte e Mestieri Nicola Zabaglia

To Nicola Zabaglia are dedicated a school of Art and Crafts and a street in the Rione Testaccio, in Rome.

But who was Nicola Zabaglia? Born in Buda di Cascia, 1664 Nicola Zabaglia was an inventor, engineer and master mason. Starting in 1686, he began working at the Fabbrica di San Pietro, where he showed particular genius in designing and building machines and scaffolding for the complex construction works that took place there.

The Nicola Zabaglia School of Art and Crafts in Rome is the first of its kind born in Rome in 1871 and named after the master carpenter working in the Fabbrica di San Pietro in the 18th century. This school offered specific cultural preparation to young stonemasons, cabinet makers, decorators, carvers, blacksmiths etc. who, during the day, were engaged in their work activities. At the beginning of the last century, the artistic figure of Duilio Cambellotti stands out among the teachers. Over the years the students have changed and the courses have diversified while maintaining a high level of teaching.

Currently the choice of professional skills that can be acquired is very wide. In the school's laboratories courses of fresco, ceramics, drawing, illustration and publishing, mosaic, painting, restoration of ancient materials, plastic, stone sculpture, ancient painting techniques, carpentry, autocad 2d and 3d, drawing and relief of monuments are practiced and leather processing.

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