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3-day Introductory

 5-Day Classic

6-day Private

NEW!  Introduction to Fresco 4-day Private Workshop at the Fresco School!

6-Day Private Professional Fresco Workshop


6-Day Private Professional Fresco Workshop is the ultimate option offered by The Fresco School. This class is the best solution for a serious artist with a goal. During this 6 days of this private fresco workshop student receives undivided one on one guidance from our instructors and enjoys privacy and access to the fully equipped fresco studio in Marina Del Rey, California.

Although the artist portfolio review is required to enroll in this private program, we do not discriminate and set harsh requirements that needed to be met by a potential student. The portfolio review is more for developing the individual (personal) structure of the workshop rather then a review of a professional or exhibition history of the student. This workshop has been attended by established artists that were offered fresco commissions by their patrons, university professors researching a possibility of adding fresco programs to their school's curriculum as well as mid-carrier artists or art students interested in more refined art education then is offered by mainstream art schools. This workshop takes place in Los Angeles at The Fresco School.

Class size is limited to maximum of 2 people (incase you want to attend with an associate). You will be taught by two instructors (iLia Anossov - fresco painting, Ian Hardwick - fresco plaster) who are present on every day of the class. Individualized class plans will be developed in addition to the following:
Day 1

Introduction, Cartoon, Tools & Materials

9:30 AM till 5 PM

  • Introduction to fresco - terminology, definitions, etc. Differences between Fresco Wall, Fresco Panel and Fresco Panel. (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).
  • 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 prepared.
  • Traditional Buon Fresco Tools & Materials - you will be introduced to a wide range of fresco materials and tools, their use and sources.
Day 2

Pigments & Colors, Fresco Tiles - Plaster

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.
Day 3

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 fresh Intonaco
  • Paint our first fresco
Day 4

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 fresh Intonaco
  • Paint our first fresco
Day 5

Fresco Plaster Coats

Fresco Giornata Line

9:00 AM till 5:30 PM

  • 7 fresco plaster coats with individual instruction by fresco plasterer - mortar mixing and application. Several panels are provided for to practice each layer of plaster
  • Fresco Giornata - we will practice cutting and mending of the giornata line.
  • We will learn how to prepare Fresco Panels and walls
Day 6

Fresco Panel - Painting

9:00 AM till 5:30 PM

  • Mix paints
  • Intonaco plaster will be applied by our Plastering instructor to the 24X24 Fresco Panels provided by Fresco School.
  • Transfer Cartoons onto a fresh Intonaco
  • Paint a fresco



Available Dates (light green color) can be booked for your class!

For Registration and Enrollment
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Enrollment is limited to 1 (2 if you want to attend with associate or your plasterer) students per class.

Reservation/Registration fee of $325.00 is due upon submission of the enrollment application. The fee is not refundable, unless the class is canceled by us.

Enrollment applications should be submitted via Online Enrollment Application Form - You will need to fill up an online form (click here). 

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.

After your registration is received by us we will contact you to schedule your classes and to develop your personalized class program.

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 class is not guaranteed until the fee is paid.

If you are having trouble call The Fresco School at (310) 779-5078



Payment Schedule

if this class tuition cost is a bit out of your budget or you would like to explore the medium before committing to an extensive workshop, conceder our
 "3 day Introduction to Fresco Workshop"
 This is also a flexible schedule workshop.

-Day Fresco Workshop Tuition Cost:

Tuition Cost (all materials included) - $3225.00
Second attendee (optional) - $2550.00

Tuition Payments must be received by The Fresco School a minimum of 30 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 30 days prior to the 10% discount may apply.

NOTE: If circumstances beyond your control 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 reschedule you class ($250 rescheduling fee may apply).


Registration/Reservation Fee - Non Refundable

Tuition Payments:

25 calendar days prior to the date of the class - 70%
15 calendar days prior to the date of the class - 50%
less then 14 days prior to the date of the class - no refund.


Registration and Enrollment (click this line)

The 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 Kent Twitchell (muralist, LA Chamber Orchestra Mural, LA Marathon Mural) of Mural & Fresco Painting Academy.


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