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TECHNIQUES OF SGRAFFITO
4-day Professional Buon Fresco Workshop

 
 

During this workshop student will explore classic techniques of sgraffito as well as the details of wall and panel preparation. Learn about classic system of preparation of the colored plasters for base intermediate and top layers of plaster. One-layer and two-three layer classic sgraffito systems with lime-paint and plaster top coats will be studied and practiced. Sgraffito work often includes details painted in buon fresco which is also addressed during this workshop. Up-to three 16X16 sgraffito frescoes will be created.

All materials for this workshop are provided by the studio. Student required to prepare and bring a minimum of 4 fresco cartoons (16X16 inch) for the frescoes they plan to paint during the class. How to prepare Fresco Cartoon is explained in detail in the, pre-requisite "Buon Fresco Foundations DVD Tutorial Set in Volume 2" general guidelines can be seen in "Small Fresco Cartoon" article (click here). .

During this workshop each student creates 2 to 4 sgraffito frescoes. Class size is limited to the maximum of 6 people.

Workshop Instructors:

  • iLia Anossov - fresco painting

Examples of Fresco Workshop Syllabus and Pricing

Syllabus and Pricing Example for the Fresco Workshop that can be held at your location!

It is based on pre-configured class plan for our 4-Day Private Professional Fresco Painting Workshop
Call (310) 779-5079 for current options.


Workshop Cost:

It is required to enroll/register a minimum of 10days before the scheduled date of the workshop.
Class limit - a maximum of 6 students.

Class Prerequisite -

"Buon Fresco Foundations: DVD Tutorial Set"

It is required that you watch all available videos of this Set prior to the workshop. To purchase this DVD click here

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Alternatively you can call your Local Library and ask them if they have a copy.

If your library does not have one, have them call Fresco School (310) 779-5079 and order a
Library Special Set


  • Suggested Tuition - $1250


  • Additional ("Bring-a-Friend") Tuition - $1100

This is an example of a Fresco Workshop Syllabi. It is based on preconfigured curriculum for our "4-day Introduction to Fresco Private class.

Workshop Details:


Day 1

Introduction,Plaster and Tile Preparation. Pigments & Colors for mixing colored plaster layers.

9:30 AM till 5 PM

  • Plaster and Tile preparation. Study of the specific differences between Fresco and Sgraffito Wall, Fresco and Sgraffito Panel and Sgraffito Fresco Tile. (There is NO difference in chemical process that takes place while you paint in buon fresco whether it as a wall, a panel or a tile. However methods of plaster application and painting slightly differ - we will study that during the workshop).
  • Fresco Tiles for Sgraffito- we will prepare and condition 16X16 ceramic tiles for fresco painting.
  • We will prepare colored plasters for negative space and half-tone layers
  • Traditional Buon Fresco Tools & Materials - you will be introduced to a wide range of scraggito and fresco materials and tools, their use and sources.


Day 2

Final Cartoon selection and its adoptation to Sgraffito, refinement and tracing,

9:30 AM till 5 PM

  • Cartoon - we will learn about Sgraffito Fresco Cartoon, review, adjust and PREPARE for SGRAFFITO cartoons that you brought, make tracings and prepare days ahead. You must come with your own cartoons (drawings) to any of our workshops. Allthough for Sgraffito work elaborately shaded cartoons are not requqred and the one can work off a simple contour drawing we suggest to study "Small Fresco Cartoon Article" and have them prepared as if they were for fresco painting.
  • Scraffito variations - students will study and test several sgraffito technique variations in detail and make technique selections for upcoming days.


Day 3

Sgraffito Fresco Tiles - Creating

9:30 AM till 5 PM

  • Depending on Sgraffito Technique Variation chosen, student will apply final Plaster and/or Lime Paint Coats to the tiles we prepared on the previous days
  • Transfer Cartoons onto a fresh plaster
  • Greate a Sgraffito work


Day 4

Sgraffito Fresco Tiles - Creating

9:30 AM till 5 PM

  • Depending on Sgraffito Technique Variation chosen, student will apply final Plaster and/or Lime Paint Coats to the tiles we prepared on the previous days
  • Transfer Cartoons onto a fresh plaster
  • Greate a Sgraffito work



 

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