ROMAN FRESCO PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

   Tutor - Carey Mortimer

 Tutor - Carey Mortimer

10th -14th june 2019  |  Carey Mortimer and Olivia Irvine.

price £350

This unique course explores the Roman fresco technique, as exemplified in Pompeii, which differs from that used by the Renaissance painters. Using layers of lime and marble dust plaster, pigments and beeswax the Romans created their highly polished wall paintings. The style is delicate and unlaboured.

Starting with a presentation on Roman wall painting the course will continue will practical work. Each student will work on several tiles and panels learning how to build up thin, polished layers of colour. This beautiful and particular technique will                                   appeal to contemporary and traditional artists alike.

    Tutor - Olivia Irvine

   Tutor - Olivia Irvine

A selection of books is available to the students showing examples of ancient Roman, medieval and contemporary painting.

Travel and accommodation to be arranged by students.