Los Angeles based Fresco Painting School is proud to announce it’s new Video Channel on YouTube featuring video clips and tutorials on fresco painting techniques. The Fresco Video Channel debuts with the release of the detailed video tutorial on plastering tools.
(Right: fresco by Dionisius of St Nicholas)
“Fresco Painting is the Mother of all Arts and as the channel progresses a variety of “YouTube size” art education videos will be added, including cartoon (drawing for fresco) painting, composition, color and other disciplines of fine art, decorative art and painting with focus on applied arts.” – said iLia Anossov (fresco), founder of the Fresco School
To subscribe to the Fresco School Video Channel, please go to: www.YouTube.com/FrescoSchool
The Los Angeles school was established in 1997 by fresco artist iLia Anossov. Hundreds of students have attended workshops enrolling from the US, Canada, and Europe. It is the only art School that offers an ongoing fresco curriculum throughout the calendar year. The fresco programs have also hit the road and traveled to many US cities.
The curriculum is focused on the traditional buon (true) fresco technique, offering a full spectrum of classes from introductory level to advanced. Additional classes focus on fresco restoration and mural painting.
What is Fresco?
In it’s essence, fresco painting is an application of natural mineral pigments to a surface on which a chemical reaction takes place.
Calcium Hydrate (burned lime stone or marble mixed with water) combined with carbon dioxide results in the formation of Calcium Carbonate – lime stone, marble. It is like “Painting with molten Marble”.
These elements have naturally surrounded mankind from the beginning of time, in the moist lime stone walls of the caves at first and plaster walls and ceilings of the buildings later.
Paints prepared from natural pigments made of minerals, earth oxides and clays are mixed with water. Painting in Fresco results in the color being a part of the newly formed stone/wall rather than being a “film on a surface”.
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