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FRESCO PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

FRESCO PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

7th - 11th may 2018  I  Carey Mortimer

Fresco is an ancient method of painting on to wet plaster requiring the artist to make a direct and immediate transmission of ideas and concepts. The magic of fresco is in the use of natural pigments which become pure, bright and luminous as they are fixed permanently into the surface – the painting becomes stone.

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LIBERATING THE SOUL: EXPRESSIVE DRAWING, PAINTING AND CLAY WORK FROM THE MODEL

LIBERATING THE SOUL: EXPRESSIVE DRAWING, PAINTING AND CLAY WORK FROM THE MODEL

21st - 27th may 2018  |  9th - 16th oct 2018  I  Megan Players

Explore: push your boundaries. experience the sounds, colours and smells of Sardinia and integrate them into your work. there are no rules. there are no limits. This course is designed to help loosen up and liberate your creative spirit with a balance of structured and non structured time.

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ADVANCED FRESCO PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

ADVANCED FRESCO PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

14th - 18th may 2018  |  Carey Mortimer

This course is intended for people who have already attended the fresco course and would like to work on a larger fresco panel or work on techniques in more depth such as sgraffitto, gilding on wax, 3 dimensional work in intonaco, and stucco lucido. 

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EGG TEMPERA PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

EGG TEMPERA PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

30th april - 4th may 2018  |  Carey Mortimer

Egg tempera is a simple and direct medium that can create luminous surfaces richer in colour in colour and transparency than almost any other medium. The excellent condition of the paintings from the fourteenth century demonstrates the durability of this medium.

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ROMAN FRESCO PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

ROMAN FRESCO PAINTING - ancient techniques for contemporary artists

14th - 18th may 2018  |  Carey Mortimer and Olivia Irvine

New course starting in 2017. The Romans painted frescoes using a technique called 'stucco lucido' -layers of marble dust plaster which were polished and shined, reworked and waxed; an interesting technique that has many possibilities for contemporary painters. Full details coming soon!

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