Kunstkurse, Italienischen Sprache und Kultur in Florenz

Fresco workshop

A 30-hour full immersion in the old master's technique

Fresco workshop

The technique of the Masters

The most peculiar quality of the fresco painting lies undoubtedly in its making: the pigment – a natural material – is laid on a fresh plaster several times in a short lapse of time, and through a cohesion process it fixes itself in the plaster, creating warm and subtle tones. The artist can make no mistakes, as correcting them would imply destroying the whole work. That is why the fresco technique is particularly difficult to learn and master.

During the workshop the students will follow the essential steps to making a fresco: for example they will learn how to prepare the arriccio (the preliminary layer of plaster spread on the tile), the cardboard for the sinopia and the use of the pigments.

The teacher will guide the students through the different phases of this original and ancient technique. At the end of this short but very intensive workshop, students will have acquired the necessary skills for making a fresco on their own.

Classes are held both in Italian or English.

Price and details

Price

FRS, 1 week, 30 hours €595
Enrolment fee €45

Course price includes

All Materials except brushes and colours.
A certificate at the end of the course.

If you wish to take away the tiles on which you painted your frescoes, you will be requested to pay:
– 10 Euro for each big tile;
– one small tile is free, from the second tile the cost is 5 Euro each.

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