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Ottobre 2011

Fresco seminars in Florence during Autumn and Winter

Intensive Fresco Seminars will take place at Accademia del Giglio in Florence this fall and next winter and will have a duration of 5 days, from Monday to Friday, for a total amount of 30 hours of tuition. Workshops will be held on the following dates:

14 – 18 November 2011
16 – 20 January 2012
5 – 9 March 2012
7 – 11 May 2012

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 this page or by email at or telephone             +39 055 2302467

Related post:

The technique of fresco: theory & practise

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