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The True Fresco Workshops in Melbourne have been canceled due to lack of participants.

Please contact Philip Davydov phildavydov@gmail.com to inform about your wish to participate our next workshop or to be added to our mailing list.

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True Fresco painting technique itself is nothing but an unbelievable grace!

When your paintbrush, loaded with paint, touches the surface of a fresh lime-based plaster, the inspiration is here,-just let it in.

To say the truth, you need just a little to make it real.
Want to try painting a real true fresco image?? Need more instructions?

Join one of our True Fresco Workshops!


COURSE #1. January 27 - 28, 2015


COURSE #2. January 30 - 31, 2015


Australian Catholic University (ACU) ART SPACE

(26 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, Melbourne, (Victoria)

See the ArtSpace on Google maps >>

Housing possibilities:
see the bottom of the page.


Course description:

Timetable:

Both Workshops working days begin at 9:00 AM and finish at 5:00 PM

One hour lunch break is planned to be at about noon. There will also be short breaks for during the day.

Students will have a variety of models to choose from. If you wish to take some particular image as a model, please get in contact with us to make sure it fits the course format.


At our 2-days course we plan to execute one image in true fresco technique and learn:

  • What is lime and what is true fresco
  • What is cartoon and how to make it
  • Best ways to prepare the plaster (and a variety of fillers)

  • Technical literacy (and safety),-cooperation with lime

  • List of the pigments and types of brushes

  • Practice of true fresco painting

  • Registration and fees:

    The full cost of one 2-day True Fresco Course is $240.

    This includes the tuition, instruments and materials, necessary for the class.

    To register, you can either pay half ($120) or make a full payment ($240).The group will be limited to 10 participants with one instructor and 17 with two.


    To pay for the 27-28 of January 2015 COURSE use this payment button:

    The registration payments are non-refundable, unless the workshop is canceled due to lack of participation. Students will be accepted on a first-come first-served basis. For details regarding registrations, payments and other enquiries, please contact Philip Davydov: phildavydov@gmail.com


    True Fresco Technique

    The true fresco technique is also known as "buon bresco" or "affresco".

    The principle of true fresco technique is following: painting process is performed over a thin layer of freshly applied lime based plaster. The paint is absorbed immediately and feels literally like releasing a bird.

    Pigments are mixed up just with water with no binder or glue. The painting process is performed over a thin layer of freshly applied lime based mortar or plaster. After a number of hours the plaster reacts with the air in a process called carbonatation.

    This chemical reaction fixes the pigment particles at the plaster's surface in a very thin protective crystalline mesh known as the lime crust. With the setting of the plaster, the painting becomes an integral part of the wall.

    All the components, necessary for painting true fresco, are extremely affordable and require just some practical skills to handle them.


    History

    The earliest known examples of images done in the Buon Fresco method date at around 1500 BC and are to be found on the island of Crete in Greece. Besides, true fresco was widely used by ancient, medieval and rennessaince aritsts in a great variety of styles and methods.


    Download a printable flyer - description of our True Fresco Course in Melbourne in PDF format: http://sacredmurals.com/frescoworkshop/melbourne_true_fresco_course.pdf

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    To have a better idea of true fresco preparation and painting process, feel free to see some photographs, taken at our True Fresco Workshops in Saint Petersburg (Russia).


    Possibilities for housing:

    Backpackers the Nunnery (Lodge)


    Ask for: Guesthouse Section

    116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy

    phone : 03 9419 8637 or 1800 032 635


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    North Fitzroy Homestay (B&B) 45 St.Georges Rd.

    Close to Brunswick St. tram.

    Phone: 03 9489 9661

    Website: www.northfitzroyhomestay.com.au

    Email bookings: bookings@northfitzroyhomestay.com.au

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    Glowery House

    132 Nicholson Street

    Fitzroy Phone: 03 9417 3379

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    Metropole Hotel and Apartments & Conference Centre

    44 Brunswick St. 03 9411 8100 or 1800 061 441

    Web-site: www.metropole.org

    Email: reservations@metropole.org

    Useful links:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fresco


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Calcium_hydroxide



    Possibilities for housing:

    Backpackers the Nunnery (Lodge)


    Ask for: Guesthouse Section

    116 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy

    phone : 03 9419 8637 or 1800 032 635


    *********************

    North Fitzroy Homestay (B&B) 45 St.Georges Rd.

    Close to Brunswick St. tram.

    Phone: 03 9489 9661

    Website: www.northfitzroyhomestay.com.au

    Email bookings: bookings@northfitzroyhomestay.com.au

    **********************
    Glowery House

    132 Nicholson Street

    Fitzroy Phone: 03 9417 3379

    **********************

    Metropole Hotel and Apartments & Conference Centre

    44 Brunswick St. 03 9411 8100 or 1800 061 441

    Web-site: www.metropole.org

    Email: reservations@metropole.org