Fresco Sgraffito class for boys at St. Innocent Orphanage

Fresco School is bringing this exciting fresco sgraffito class to the boys at St Innocent Orphanage.

Please help us cover the cost, so the Orphanage wont have to. Please donate or spread the word (share). Any amount is greatly appreciated!

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"The House at the Minute" with sgraffito art. Old Town Square, Prague Czech Republic

“The House at the Minute” with sgraffito art. Old Town Square, Prague Czech Republic

Sgraffito (Italian: [zɡrafˈfiːto]; plural: sgraffiti; sometimes spelled scraffito) is an art technique, practiced by applying layers of plaster tinted in contrasting colors and then scratching so as to reveal parts of the underlying layer(s).

Sgraffito on walls has been used in Europe since classical times, it was popularized in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries and later in Austria, Germany and Eastern Europe, specifically Poland and Czech. Also it can be found in African art. In combination with ornamental decoration these techniques formed an alternative to the prevailing painting of walls. The technical procedures are similar to the painting of frescoes.