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Fresco Painting Demo and Introduction to Fresco Workshop Setup

Teach a beginner Fresco Workshop or offer a Fresco Painting Demo.

ilia fresco lecturing at the fresco schoolYou should look into teaching a fresco workshop or offering a fresco demo or presentation at a different venues.

Teaching an introduction to fresco workshop or giving a fresco painting demo is the best way to test your skill and understanding of the medium. Teaching a class puts you as close to the onsite work as possible and provides an opportunity to solve an array of situations and problems that your students will encounter all at once as oppose to one at the time. In addition offering a class or a demo will set you apart from the crowd - which is quite a boost for gaining recognition and publicity. You are fully capable of doing that using BFF Video Tutorials Set as the reference and guide to building up your class syllabus.

Here is the checklist I use, including sample handouts that I use for my fresco workshops at the Getty.

My Getty Introduction to Fresco Workshop/demo List

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Fresco Studio General Setup

large fresco painting studio You don't need to big of a space, 20 feet by 30 feet of combined space just enough to work in small frescoes and studies for the big ones that will be done onsite. You should segment it as 20X20 for plaster and painting and 20X10 for design, cartoon drawing, color and paint preparation or the other way around.

There are many similarities in fresco versus other mediums studio setup. The extra stuff that you need is for the plaster and pigments - you need to devise ways to keep plaster making stuff and the dust away from the rest of the studio. You should have separate plaster and paint/pigments areas.

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