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The purpose of our MARBLE SCULPTURE COURSES is to provide students with the technical skills, to the tradition of sculpture, and the knowledge of marble, as well as methodological tools that meet the need for artistic and professional growth during a stay of intense but enjoyable activity.

The courses are mainly held in summer, featuring a direct "teacher student" interpersonal relationship, in small groups of students. The teacher is always available to listen and discuss the expectations and desires of each student to help develop correctly their sculptural work.



2 weeks
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from April to mid-October
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any level of training chosen among the various types, materials, use of tools, teacher, kitchen, recreational space, recreational activities (e.g. visit to marble quarries)

please see the section dedicated to course prices

Deposit upon confirmation (Bank transfer)
Balance upon arrival (credit card, cash or bank transfer)

Arco Arte divides its courses on marble sculpture into 4 types:

A. Course with hand tools and for beginners

The course is aimed at acquiring the skills in processing  marble with the use of hand tools, and becoming familiar with marble

The Studio will provide the necessary tools.

€ 1.000,00

Arco Arte has the possibility of hosting students in its own residences (the cost of this service is not included in the course price). To find out more, visit the Accommodation page.
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B. Specialization or in-depth course

The course is suitable for those who already have their own technical/artistic preparation or acquired it from us.  The student may request a course with the use of pneumatic and/or electrical equipment, the possibility of using cutting machines with discs will be decided at the discretion of the teacher and his assessment of the level of competence of the students.

The Studio will provide hand tools, pneumatic hammers and electromechanical machines. Tools are excluded.

€ 1.000,00

Arco Arte has the possibility of hosting students in its own residences (the cost of this service is not included in the course price). To find out more, visit the Accommodation page.
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Special B. Advanced Course with exclusive use of electric and/or pneumatic tools

The course is recommended if the student already has a good knowledge of the material and basic tools.

  • Marble processing carried out exclusively with mechanical equipment: the Studio will provide pneumatic and electromechanical hammers and cutting machines. Tools (cutting discs, drills, etc.) are included. The student can use his/her own tools, as long as they are considered appropriate.
  • Reproduction technique by points, with model provided by the studio. The exercise is usually performed on a model of a head or torso at the discretion of the teacher.

Maximum number of participants: 3 students.
Dates to be agreed with the organization.

€ 3.000,00

The cost includes accommodation in half board with single room
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Period of the courses

The courses are held from mid-April to mid-October and start on the Monday of the chosen week.

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The arrival of the guest is scheduled on the Sunday before the beginning of the chosen course.

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Course timetable

Teachers are present during the course: from 9 am to 12 pm, from 2 pm to 5 pm; on Saturdays from 9 am to 12 pm. The student can also work outside of the above hours, without the presence of the teacher (without the use of mechanical equipment). (Scheduled hours with mechanical equipment from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.).



The tools are provided by the Studio.


The Studio provides pneumatic and electromechanical hammers, electric machines and diamond discs. Tools are excluded.

Arco Arte is available to provide assistance in finding any tools or equipment on site.

The student can use his/her own tools, as long as they are considered appropriate.

*All equipment provided by the Studio is in accordance with current regulations.

*The equipment provided may not be transferred to third parties by the user.

*The user is always informed in advance of the correct use and maintenance of any equipment available and provided by the Studio.

The Material

The marble is made available by the Studio in sufficient quantity for practice. A range of regular or irregular-shaped marble blocks of max. +-50 kg is available Upon request, marble blocks of a precise size can be provided, with and additional fee previously agreed. The work carried out will remain the property of the student.


It is extremely important to work in complete safety . Protective goggles, gloves, comfortable work clothes, sturdy shoes, safety earmuffs and masks for mechanical equipment are requirede .


The sculptor Boutros Romhein , founder of the Arco Arte school, teaches the marble sculpture courses and is occasionally assisted by other professional sculptors. 

For more information, visit Boutros' website by clicking here:


Arco Arte provides students with accomodation in private residences adjacent to the workplace . However, the guest is free to choose other accommodations than those of Arco Arte.

More information can be found here The accomodations of Arco Arte

Accompanying persons

Even those who do not attend a sculpture course are welcomed to Arco Arte !  Even accompanying persons can stay at Arco Arte and maybe pass the time learning the art of Majolica or Ceramics at the Atelier La Goccia, located in the structure adjacent to Arco Arte.

See the details for COURSES ON CLAY.


The guest must independently take out an insurance against accidents and possible civil liability. Any damage to property or persons caused by the guest will be solely the responsibility of the same. The cooperative does not assume responsibility for any accidents that may occur during the stay to the guest. The cooperative does not assume responsibility for any illness or damage to property or persons.


Arco Arte is open to (almost) any request: if you have any doubt about our activities or a particular need do not hesitate to write us. We are here to help you!