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ForceCraft Lab is a co-working space in Villino Verrucci, a historic palace in the old town of Force, restored thanks to a donation by Comitato Sisma Centro Italia.

The goal of this space is to relaunch craftsmanship and to promote the ancient trades of the territory, with the purpose of creating new connections between tourism and craftsmanship. 

In addition, Terra Vita association which manages ForceCraft, in collaboration with the Cocci Grifoni Winery from Ripatransone, is trying to make possible rediscovery of our land through local food and wine.  

These activities are thought to involve tourists and visitors in an emotional experience, to promote the territory by showing its beauties and excellences. 

 

The mission of Force Craft is to create a community where the people, who decided to stay and work here, are able to give a new life to the ancient trades and traditions through their craftwork skills.

Together we will try to discover all the hidden treasures throughout our region, Le Marche. 

 
 

Workshops

(*) Prices may vary depending on the place of workshops will be held.

Leather sandals

When

July 25th

August 14th

August 22nd

Price*

€ 65

What?

Have you ever imagined creating your own shoes? 

Now you can! Thanks to the help of an expert, you’ll be able to create the perfect sandals (a must for the Italian summer!) by choosing the leather you prefer.

For anyone over 16 years’ old.

 
Who?

Daniela Diletti is a leather craftswoman from Force. She got passionate about her parents’ job and started her own business. She has created the brand  

La Marchigiana

Nowadays she makes leather shoes and bags and owns two shops, in Torino and in Force.

Copper jewellery

When

July 4th

July 18th

August 1st

August 8th

Price*

€ 65

What?

By attending this workshop, you will be able to create earrings, bracelets and necklaces starting from copper wire, with the help of a local craftswoman. 

Jewellery making is rooted in our old traditions and our expert will show you how to do that while being modern!

For anyone over 16 years’ old.

 
Who?

Mara Liverotti studied goldsmith’s art in Vicenza and collaborated with several labs. 

After spending some time outside of her region, she decided to move back to her beloved land. Here, she opened a little shop of copper jewellery in Fermo’s main square, Piazza del Popolo.

Cosmetics and nature

When

July 11th

July 26th

Price*

€ 60

What?

This lab is about getting to know lavender oil by creating 3 home-made cosmetic products: a conditioning mask, a face mask and cleansing milk. Making these products will be possible by using a few ingredients:  lavender oil, lavender water, honey, olive oil, yoghurt, green clay and tea tree essential oil.

For anyone over 16 years’ old.

 
Who?

Elisa Vitellozzi is an organic agriculture specialist and an aromatic and officinal herbs grower. She owns a little farm in Monsampietro Morico (FM), called 'Lavanda dell' Indaco'. Her passion for plants (especially for lavender), led her to her current job; creating new fragrant essential oils.

Recycling a weave

When

July 2nd

July 9th

August 29th

Price*

€ 60 no frame

€ 75 with frame

What?

Thanks to this workshop you will discover how to use a weaving loom to create a carpet made of recycled cloths like cotton and linen.  You will be guided in learning some weaving techniques to create the final product. 

The cost of the workshop includes the use of the loom and of the materials. 

If interested, you can purchase the loom used during the workshop.

For anyone over 16 years’ old.

 
Who?

Laudisia Colonnelli, graduated in Fine Arts in Macerata. During her studies, she took part in some projects abroad (such as internships and experiences of study), which helped her improve her artistic skills, especially the ones regarding Conceptual Art.  

She likes to use a different medium to show her art like; photography, paint, embroidery.

Mihaela Diana Dobreanu, graduated in Computer Engineering in 2001. She started showing interest in embroidering when she was in middle school. 

Later on, she attended professional sartorial training and eventually, her passion for teaching, weaving and embroidering led her to become a trainer for children.

Plants and their colourful power 

When

July 12th

August 22nd

Price*

€ 60

What?

You will learn how to dye tissues and woollen, linen and hemp yarns by using natural colours. You will discover the world of dyeing plants by extracting colours from them.

At the end of the workshop, you will bring back home some naturally coloured tissues.

For anyone over 16 years’ old.

 
Who?

Eleonora Tanucci, graduated in Fine Arts in Macerata in 2018. She worked as an assistant in the studio of the Italian artist Michele Ciacciofera. With him, she carried through two of his biggest solo projects and exhibitions; one in Paris and the other in Marrakesh. 

Currently, she is working at a project for primary schools thanks to a local association called “Mus-e”.

About paper

When

July 5th

August 30th

Price*

€ 60

What?

You will learn, step by step, how to make a sheet of paper; from maceration to the sheet’s drying. 

Furthermore, you will have the possibility to hear more about hand bookbinding. 

At the end of the workshop, you will take back home the sheet you made.

For anyone over 16 years’ old.

Who?

Eleonora Tanucci, graduated in Fine Arts in Macerata in 2018. She worked as an assistant in the studio of the Italian artist Michele Ciacciofera. With him, she carried through two of his biggest solo projects and exhibitions; one in Paris and the other in Marrakesh. Currently, she is working at a project for primary schools thanks to a local association called “Mus-e”.

Apiculture

When

July 19th

Price

€ 50

What?

Thanks to this workshop you will discover more about bees, apiculture and honey at Paolo Albucci’s farm in Monsampietro Morico (FM). You will be part of a guided tour in a honey extracting room built out of straw, wood and lime and in an apiary.

Moreover, you will witness the opening of a beehive.

At the end of the workshop, you will be given a pot of honey.

For anyone over 16 years’ old.

 
Who?

Paolo Albucci, is a professional beekeeper with previous experience in the socio-educational field.

He carried out a project for primary and secondary schools called “Le api sciamano al centro estivo” at the Social Farm of Montepacini, Fermo, and at the Agricultural Society “Belvedere” of Montottone. In addition, he is a beekeeping specialist in the Piceno Beekeepers Association.

Where

Apicoltura Albucci Paolo - Monsampietro Morico

THE COST OF EVERY WORKSHOP INCLUDES

 

GALLERY

 

Contacts

Palazzo Canestrari, Corso Beata Maria Assunta Pallotta 25, 63086, Force (AP)

Email: info.terravitaforce@gmail.com

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