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Settembre 2010

The intensive Fresco Seminar in Florence: November 29th – December 3rd 2010

The intensive Fresco Seminar: This workshop will take place in our Accademia in Florence and will have a duration of 5 days, from Monday to Friday, for a total amount of 30 hours of tuition. Next workshop will take place on November 29th – December 3rd 2010.

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.

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.

More detailed information about this workshop on Accademia del Giglio website or by email at or telephone +39 055 2302467

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The technique of fresco: theory & practise

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