About your workshop
Enjoy an informative and interesting experience in fresco painting using the same materials and techniques as the Renaissance masters.
Beginning with a brief explanation of the history of fresco and the materials involved, students will then move on to paint a true fresco using the same method as such artists as Giotto and Michelangelo.
After making a preparatory cartoon we then use the “spolvero” technique to transfer their image onto a panel with damp plaster and proceed to paint a copy of a Renaissance fresco using the same natural pigments and animal-hair brushes as those used by the masters.
All students will take away their own true fresco painted in Florence.
About your tutor – Dr. Alan Pascuzzi
Dr. Alan Pascuzzi is a former Fulbright Scholar, professor of Renaissance Art History and Fine Arts, and a painter and sculptor living and working in Florence, Italy.
As an art history professor, Dr. Pascuzzi teaches a wide variety of subjects ranging from Renaissance drawings, frescoes, artistic anatomy and Greek, Roman and Renaissance sculpture.
As an artist, Alan works in the ancient drawing, painting and sculpting techniques of the Renaissance masters including fresco, marble carving, modelling and working in bronze.
He has executed numerous commissions in painting and sculpture throughout Italy including several permanent works in fresco, marble, terra cotta and bronze in the city centre of Florence.
In April 2014 Alan was invited to go to Australia to paint a life-size fresco of Pope John XXIII before his Canonisation – the painting also contains images of saints such as Aloysius Gonzaga, and Edmund Campion, as well as images of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
A link to the local press story from The Record – John XXIII fresco celebrates saint-to-be shows Alan working on his fresco.
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