Fresco Painting Courses at The Getty Villa

Peackock Fresco - Getty Collection

Roman, about A.D. 70, fresco (plaster and pigment), Getty Villa Collection

Studio Course: Introduction to Fresco Painting (2-part course)
Sunday, September 29 and October 6, 2013
Getty Villa: Meeting Rooms and Museum galleries

Join fresco master iLia Anossov for a hands-on introduction to the art of painting on fresh plaster. The two-day workshop 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.

Course fee $235 (includes materials, lunch, and parking). To register, please call (310) 440-7300 or visit


Artist-at-Work: The Fresco Painting Process
Saturday and Sunday, December 7 and 8, 2013
Getty Villa: Education Studio

Join internationally recognized fresco master iLia Anossov for an interactive
lecture and demonstration on the medium of fresco painting, the ancient art of
painting murals in fresh plaster. Discover the history, materials, techniques,
principles, and stages of fresco painting in the Roman and Pompeian styles.
This is a free, drop-in program.