ABC SCHOOL FRESCO WORKSHOP
The aim of this course is to introduce fresco painting to an audience that has not necessarily studied art history or acquired any form of artistic training.
Our intention is to explain what fresco painting is and why it became one of the most important painting techniques during the renaissance.
We shall hold a series of practical workshops where students will learn how to paint affresco following the traditional techniques used by some famous florentine painters.
Above all, we want students to learn how a fresco is created so they will do a copy of a detail of a real painting.
Students will build their own ‘wall’ on terracotta tiles and apply a series of mortar layers until they achieve a perfect painting surface.
In five days working they will have to prepare cartoons and preparatory drawings following the ancient techniques.
Further the students will have the privilege of visiting chapels and ceilings that are currently under restoration and are generally closed to the public.
PROGRAM OF THE WEEK
A Power Point introduction about fresco painting techniques. Introduction to the materials used for fresco painting, washing and sieving sand, mixing mortar and applying onto terracotta tiles the first mortar layer known as Arriccio.
Visit a working site, a “bottega” or onto a scaffolding on which currently restoration of a wall painting in Florence for looking from a close point of view an original fresco.
Sketching-out onto the dry Arriccio the initial preparatory drawing known as Sinopia.
Distempering pigments for buon fresco painting, preparation of the transferring cartoon known as Spolvero and mixing the final mortar layer known as Intonachino.
Applying onto the dry Arriccio the final mortar layer and paiting the fresco before the mortar dries.
€ 600,00 per person
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