How to prepare for painting a fresco (scetch, design, materials) Cartoon praparation. What it takes? (steps and tips) Preparation of the Wall or panel. Plaster ingredients and application. How to select, prepare and work with colors in Fresco? Principles of Fresco painting. Steps and tips Take a class! Enroll in our Fresco Workshop. Where to purchase Fresco materials? Technique introduction

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Fall / Winter 2002-2003 Schedule is online!

Please go to official website of the

Nationwide fresco Painting Workshop Program

Advanced Professional and Beginner Levels available



Traveling Fresco Workshop/Demonstration.

This one-day traveling workshop/demonstration is perfect for Art Colleges, Craft Schools, Art Associations and Collectives, etc.

Organizers needed!
Contact Studio at (310) 337 2783

Fresco Workshops for Children

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This workshop is perfect for ages 8 to 13 and can also be taught by school teacher or parent using our 90min "Discover Fresco Workshop Video" and Materials Kit.

It is a great fun for the whole class and kids love it!


To talk about fresco with others go to the Cafe al Fresco

Click here to order Free "Albuquerque Fresco" introductory video about creation of the 23ft./19ft. fresco.

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  Step by step tutorial on preparation for Fresco. We will guide You through development of the concept and design, building composition based on giornatas, calculating the time and steps, ordering material. 


  Developing of the Cartoon and making tracings. From concept sketch and color rendering to full scale Cartoon and color study. Finalizing giornatas layout and making tracings.


  Wall preparation. Plaster selection and application. Sand and lime mixtures. Humidity control and moisture. Tools and equipment. Tips from master-plasterer Ian Hardwick.


  Pigment selection and color preparation. Pigment grinding and storing ground base colors. Use of white and monitoring mixed colors during painting. Tools and equipment.


  Painting and joining giornatas. Steps in painting. Morning, midday, evening differences. "Golden Hour" and drying challenge. Plaster behaviors and planning of the painting day.


  Our Studio Fresco Workshop. Enrolment information. Pricing and schedule. "Learn Fresco painting technique first hand" from Ilia Anossov - painter and Ian Hardwick - plasterer.


  Materials for Fresco. Where and how to find and buy fresco supplies. Lime, pigments, brushes, etc. On-line ordering.


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