Summer Training – August 1-4, 2017 2016-12-13T22:14:09+00:00

Students Summer Training on Low-cost methods for Art Examination

Our Training courses are aimed to art conservation professionals that want to add new technical examination tools to their skills.  Our courses are offered on a 1-1 base and are expensive
We want to provide an  affordable opportunity for students to have access to our Training.
We offer our 2nd Students Summer Training, Aug 1-4 2017.
This Summer course is open ONLY to students enrolled in educational program and under 35.



Course: Low-cost methods for Art Examination
Seats: max 5 participants. Our training consists of hands-on activities and we cannot have more than 5 students.
Dates: August 1-4, 2017
Location: CHSOS Studio, via Matrice, 4, Viagrande 95029, Italy

CHSOS Summer Students Training (75 downloads)


1st Day. Technical Photography
Technical Photography represents a collection of broadband spectral images realized with a modified full spectrum digital camera and different lighting sources and filters. We will practice hands-on shooting and editing for these technical photos:
VIS, Vis­i­ble
RAK, Rak­ing light Photography
UVF, Ultra­vi­o­let Flu­o­res­cence Photography
UVR, Ultra­vi­o­let Reflected Photography
IR, Infrared Photography
IRT, Infrared Trans­mit­ted Photography
IRF, Infrared Flu­o­res­cence Photography
IRFC, Infrared False Color Photography

2nd Day. Panoramic Infrared Reflectography, Reflectance Spectroscopy, RTI
Infrared Reflectography allows to identify underdrawing and pentimenti. We coupled it with the panoramic method in order to acquire infrared reflectograms with a fast and lightwiegth set up.
Reflectance Spectroscopy (RS) shows, for each wavelength, the ratio between the intensity of the reflected light and the incident light, measured with respect to a standard white reference (reflectance). Reflectance spectra provide information useful for the identification of pigments.
Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) is a computational photographic technique and it is used in a number of fields related to art examination and documentation because it provides a virtual and enhanced visualization of an object’s surface.

3rd Day. Multispectral Imaging
Multispectral Imaging (MSI) is used to map and tentatively identify pigments and in paints on works of art. It is also useful to visually enhance old and faded documents. Thanks to the first crowdfunded research in art conservation science, CHSOS has developed an MSI system using 18 bandpass filter and a full spectrum digital camera that covers the 400-920 nm spectral range.
Shooting spectral images.
Splitting spectral images into RGB channels.
Registering spectral images.
Calibrating spectral images.
Spectra reconstruction and mapping.

4th Day. Students projects 
Review the methodologies working on students projects.


Register to the event. You will receive an automatic reply confirming we have received your request and then you will receive our email confirming you have been accepted. You can then proceed to pay your fee to finalize your registration.


Early bird Fee: 650 €
Early bird registration deadline: June 30th

Fee: 990 €

Choose your Fee


Travel. I’ll pick you up at Catania airport. The Studio is 30 minutes driving.

Timetable. Classes are held in the morning 9AM-1PM (4 hours) and in the afternoon 4PM-6PM (2 hours).

Accommodation. There are some good B&B in Viagrande. I suggest you to book one of these located in downtown Viagrande, walking distance from our Studio (via matrice, 4, Viagrande).  Since we are taking 6 hours classes, I strongly suggest you book the 3 nights in downtown Viagrande, to make your stay more comfortable.

B&B Mongibello

Casa Vacanza La Palma


Casa Vacanza Al Nespolo

B&B Suite

B&b Monteserra

IL B&B Maison Graziella

Eat. There are plenty of places to eat for breakfast, lunch and dinner at walking distance from our Studio.