NEW! Introduction to Fresco 4-day Private Workshop at
the Fresco School!
Introduction to Fresco Program
Why an Introduction to Fresco
After many years of teaching frescos classes, and evaluating the
feedback received from prior students, The Fresco School put
much thought into designing an introductory 3-day workshop.
Three days, we felt was needed to introduce to new students the
very important basics of fresco techniques; the preparation of
the cartoon sketches, applying plaster, technique of mixing and
grinding natural pigments, and the painting process.
Introduction to Fresco program
designed to give comprehensive insight and practical
introduction to traditional buon fresco. This workshop will
provide a hands-on fresco painting experience and the foundation
knowledge of the technique
as well as prepare for the higher levels of fresco painting which is
offered in the Professional Class.
Introduction to Fresco Workshop enables student to
continue working in fresco on a small scale and provides a solid
guide and foundation for further study of the medium.
Introduction to Fresco is a
very flexible program which runs throughout the calendar year
with classes taking place every month.
This workshop takes place in Los
Angeles at The Fresco
School. For Los Angeles residents it has an additional
benefit of added flexibility to attend Day 1 - "Fresco
Cartoon" one week before Day 2 - "Fresco Plaster" and Day 3 -
"Fresco Painting" classes allowing extra time to prepare and
refine their cartoons. This is also a more "travel friendly"
program that can be easily brought to your local college,
university, school or art organization.
Class size is limited to maximum of
6 people. You will
9:30 AM till 5 PM
- Introduction to fresco -
terminology, definitions, etc. Differences
between Fresco Wall, Fresco Panel and Fresco
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 review
that during the workshop).
- Cartoon - we will learn
about Large Fresco Cartoon, review, adjust
and refine cartoons that you brought, make
tracings and prepare for painting days. (you
must come with your own cartoons (drawings)
to any of our workshops. Please study "Small
Fresco Cartoon Article" and have them
- Traditional Buon Fresco
Tools & Materials - you will be introduced
to a wide range of fresco materials and
tools, their use and sources.
Pigments & Colors, Fresco Tiles -
9:30 AM till 5 PM
- Pigments & Colors - we
will learn about traditional fresco
pigments, it's grinding and storing, prepare
and test fresco paints.
- Fresco Tiles -
Introduction to Fresco Plaster - we will
prepare and condition 16X16 ceramic tiles
for fresco painting.
Fresco Tiles - Painting
9:30 AM till 5 PM
- Mix paints
- Apply Intonaco plaster to
the tiles we prepared on the previous day
- Transfer Cartoons onto a
- Paint our first fresco
For Registration and Enrollment
(click this line)
How to enroll in
3-day Introduction to Fresco classes:
Enrollment applications should
be submitted via Online
Form - You will need to fill up an online form
of $35.00 is due upon submission of the
enrollment application, the fee is waived if
full tuition is paid at the time of registration. The fee is not
On submission you will be
automatically redirected to the "Tuition Payment
Center" where you will be able to make your
payment via secure credit card payment system.
You would be contacted within
1-2 business day from the time we receive your
registration to schedule your classes or feel
free to call us at (310) 779-5079
It is "OK" to submit
applications without registration fee - just
select "Please contact me about the payment" or
"Mailing List Only" option in the form, however
applications submitted without
reservation/registration fee are treated as
"please-add-to-mailing-list" requests and your
place in the program is not guaranteed.
If you are having trouble call
The Fresco School at (310) 779-5078
If those dates
above are not convenient for you or you would
prefer more "one on one" approach conceder our "4-Day
Introduction to Fresco Private Class" and
set your own time!
if you or you
would prefer more in-depth, professional level
of the class conceder our
your own time!
3-Day Introduction to Fresco Workshop Tuition:
Tuition Cost (all materials included) - $550
Tuition Cost (second tuition) - $450
Tuition Payments must be
received by The Fresco School a minimum of 10
calendar days prior to workshop
(unless other payment
arrangements made with the Fresco School).
If the tuition is paid in full at the time of
the registration (enrollment application
submission) and a minimum of 10 days prior to
the workshop we will waive the
NOTE: If circumstances prevent
you from coming to the class on scheduled date
and the tuition payment is made - you can always
contact our office and we will transfer your
enrollment to the next available class. You will
Registration/Reservation Fee - Non Refundable
25 calendar days prior to
the date of the class - less $125.00
15 calendar days prior to the date of the class
- less $250.00
less then 14 days prior to the date of the class
- no refund.
Registration and Enrollment (click this line)
Highlights of Los Angeles Fresco Workshop is a Fresco & Mural
Restoration Seminars with
Nathan Zakheim - leading fresco and mural conservator
and restorer and Mural Painting Seminars with
(muralist, LA Chamber Orchestra Mural, LA Marathon Mural) of
Mural & Fresco Painting Academy.