Join fresco master iLia Anossov for a hands-on introduction to the art of painting on fresh plaster at the Getty Villa. The two-day workshop (June 5 and 12) explores plaster preparation, cartoon-making and transfer methods, raw pigments, and painting techniques through lecture, demonstration, and studio practice. Each participant completes a buon fresco tile. Open to 14 participants. Course fee $235 (includes materials and lunch). Complimentary parking.
SPECIAL APPEARANCE: A noted Italian Fresco Conservator Elisabetta Covizzi Perfetti will be joining our workshop for a presentation and talk about fresco restoration and conservation techniques. Don’t miss!
Fresco, The Eternal Medium
by Allison Ramirez
“…iLia Anossov has been mesmerized with art ever since he was a young child. To iLia, pursuing a career in art was the only thing that made sense. Looking for something everlasting, iLia focused on becoming a fresco master, because, as he told me, “What could be more eternal than fresco?”
He started the Fresco School in Los Angeles, and later was invited to teach fresco workshops at the Getty. Three years later, these workshops are still going strong and iLia continues to be #GettyInspired…”
See full article at: http://blogs.getty.edu/iris/fresco-the-eternal-medium/
Be the First to Test Drive our all new Fresco School OnLine Apprentice Program!
I would like to personally welcome you to help us test the all new FS OnLine Apprentice Program (FSOA) at www.FrescoSchool.net!
Please excuse the “Pre-Launch state of affairs”. I work tirelessly to organize 25 years of notes and photos to make it available to you there! At this time (testing phase) the Registration is NOT fully open and will close when we fill the available spots.
Currently FSOA Freshman level is open for Public testing and FSOA Student Level is by invitation only from within the system.
Your feedback will help me to prioritize the content creation and give encouragement to do it at my own expense :). Be one of the first and be active – you will be rewarded with discounts and personal perks!
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iLia Fresco (Anossov)
Fresco School offers personally tailored, style-independent fresco painting curriculum since 1996.
Fresco School – How it works.
“Fresco is a rigorous discipline with little margin for error, that requires you to leave your ego at the door, roll up your sleeves and dig in for the duration. Over the years, iLia has developed a method of teaching the principles of fresco in such a way that it does not infringe on personal style. iLia’s instruction is effective in transmitting not only the technical aspects, but also the proper attitude of respect toward the medium.”
Ioana B. Iconographer.
“I attended the LA fresco workshop with iLia. Eager to learn fresco with no prior knowledge of the history or process, iLia had a tall order to fill. And what a job of filling that order he did.
Karen B. Muralist.
“Life begins at the edge of your comfort zone” is a phrase from the “Conversation with God” books. As an oil painter of 24 years experience, I am comfortable using a layered oil painting technique that I developed over the years. My recent fresco class with Ilia and Ian took me out of my comfort zone in oils and thrust me into the uncomfortable realm of a new medium.
Ed K. Fine Artist
You met us at our Fresco Seminar or a Fresco Demo, have attended our Introduction to Fresco Workshop or simply found Fresco School searching online and want to know details on how it works?
We just published a detailed guide; Fresco School – How Fresco School Method Works?
Immerse into Fresco Painting!
Pick your own date for a Private Fresco Workshop at iLia's Lake Arrowhead Studio!
iLia Fresco (Anossov) founder and director of the Fresco School (www.FrescoSchool.org), offers a unique one-on-one fresco painting retreat at his private studio in the beautiful alpine setting of Blue Jay Village near Lake Arrowhead, California.
Many of iLia’s students have gone on to create large scale frescoes in cathedrals, public buildings and private homes. Others have taken fresco to the next level creating contemporary work and exhibiting in galleries around the world.
4-day Private Professional Fresco Painting Retreat offers a master class with personally tailored curriculum. Class curriculum is developed based on the individual participant’s goals, professional needs, interests and/or style preferences. The retreat schedule is ongoing call (310) 591-8028 to reserve your personal dates.
Hands-on Buon Fresco Workshop
Multi-layer Roman and Renaissance Methods
January 21-24, 2016
Our Lady of Angels Chapel, Manassas VA
When you think of buon fresco the mind travels in space to Italy, and in time to the most glorious moments of the Roman, medieval and Renaissance world. It does not take you to Manassas, a small town in Northern Virginia. But it is here that a new chapter is written in the book of this ancient and venerable art form. Continue reading
The Lime Cycle and the painting time chart
The key to understanding the medium of fresco is the Lime Cycle:
This illustrated guide will outline the main concept of the fresco medium, its process, historical perspective, techniques.
Slaked Lime is mixed with the inert aggregate such as, any and all – sand, crashed marble, pozzolan (tuff – volcanic ash), etc. General mixing proportion is one (lime) to two (aggregate), exact proportions may vary per style. The work must be completed during the formation of the Calcium Carbonate.
1 – The Medium of Fresco – Carbon Based Art for Carbon Based Life
This guide will answer the question about how to get started with fresco painting in a fast and easy way.
First step is to get organized and ready – You will be dealing with fresco plaster, drawing (cartoon), natural and lime stable synthetic pigments selection, fresco paint preparation and actual painting.
1. Designate and Set Up the “Plaster Area”:
This Summer Semester join iLia Anossov (fresco) for his exciting Fresco Program at Otis College of Art and Design.
Students learn traditional techniques to produce fresco paintings on panel in a contemporary context. During this studio-based course, participants create fresco panels using buon fresco techniques. Buon fresco is a method of painting, which involves the application of pigments, finely ground in water or limewater, to a freshly plastered wall or panel. Students are shown methods of transferring designs to the fresco panel.
The choice of appropriate ‘dry pigment’ and its preparation are discussed, along with other technical and artistic considerations, to develop a working knowledge of the technique. Each student completes over four (TBD) fresco study tiles and panels. In addition Mezzo and Secco fresco methods and restoration and conservation techniques are discussed during the class. In mezzo fresco water based pigment is applied over semi-cured lime plaster ground. In fresco secco water-based pigment with an addition of a binder, is applied over fully cured plaster ground.
View enrollment and further details at the Otis College of Art and Design website
The International Decorative Painter’s Salon has announced that the 19th annual Salon of Decorative Artists will be held in Seattle, Washington this year. This prestigious international event, which attracts artists and master craftsmen from all over the world, will be taking place in Seattle May 1-4, 2014, 10-5 pm at the beautifully restored Union Station Grand Hall co-sponsored by Sound Transit.
Fresco artist iLia Fresco (Anossov) will be painting live using two different buon fresco methods – Roman and Renaissance.