You will learn how to create a scaled drawing from which your fresco cartoon will be traced, and transfer the cartoon to the fresco using the traditional pouncing technique. Through lectures and discussion we will explore the history and unique chemistry of fresco plaster, and why some pigments can be used in fresco buono and others cannot. As a class, we will prepare the sieved sand, mix and apply the arriccio and intonaco plaster layers, and grind the pigments in order to paint your giornata composition.
Materials, supplementary readings, and sources for materials will be provided.
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