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Dicembre 2013

Fresco seminars in Florence in 2014


Intensive Fresco Seminars will take place at Accademia del Giglio in Florence next fall and 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:

February 10th – 14th 2014
April 7th – 11th 2014
June 30th – July 4th 2014
September 15th – 19th 2014
October 6th – 10th 2014
November 17th – 21st 2014

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.

Fresco trials on the wall

More detailed information about this workshop on this page or by email at or telephone             +39 055 2302467

For enrolments and more detailed information about our Drawing and Painting Seminars and Art courses in Florence, please visit our webpage or contact the admission office at adg.assistance(@)

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