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The new sculpting school in Lu Lette, which opened in December 2000, located in the "new" lower part of town at the bivio - the intersection with the road to Manoppello.  The school was funded by Regional and Provincial funds to insure that the tradition of stone carving is passed to a new generation by the present-day masters of the art.

The course consists of 800 hours of study: 400 hours of theory and practice, 400 hours of work with a master stonecarver.  Course modules include the history of art; the history of sculpture and stone craft in Abruzzo; techniques of design and representation; restoration; minerology and geology; techniques of working with stone; tools; safety in the workplace.  There is room for up to 15 students, and the faculty consists of experts in theory, craftsmen, and instructors from the university and academies.
Above:  Franca Torchetti of Ofena, Province of L'Aquila, at the design board.  She is one of 13 students currently at the school. 

Right:  Sculptor's smock. September 2001.
Andrea Cavallo from Pianella, Province of Pescara, at work. September 2001
Andrea Berardinucci from Sambuceto, Province of Chieti, with a work in progress. September 2001.
Andrea, Andrea and Franca with a teacher, sculptor Giovanni Di Pietrantonio of Lettomanoppello, who is the brother of La Noce proprietor Antonio Di Pietrantonio. September 2001
Some of the students' work: an owl, a boar, and a wolf, animals characteristic of the parks of Abruzzo. September 2001
More student work.  At left, copies of Italic or prehistoric fertility figures.  Below, a small urn and miscellaneous pieces. September 2001
To see more student work, by Franca Torchetti and Andrea Berardinucci, click here.
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