Have you ever wondered about the process involved in the medium of fresco painting? Join artist Barbara Sullivan for a hands-on exploration of this age-old medium. During this two-day intensive, students will develop an understanding and appreciation of true buon fresco (painting into freshly laid wet plaster) within both an art historical context, as well as in practical applications. Students will learn the many steps involved, such as how to prepare substrates, arriccio and intonaco layers of plaster, how to grind pigments, and knowing when the plaster is ready to accept paint. All these techniques will be put into practice as students design and execute their own portable fresco panels.
Instructor Barbara Sullivan teaches art foundations at the University of Maine at Farmington. She is represented by Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland. She had shown widely in Maine and in group shows in New York, She had her first solo museum show at The University of Maine Museum in Bangor, Maine in 2007. Barbara has received both a Gottlieb Foundation and a Pollock/Krasner Grant.
Cost: $155, $135 members (includes $35 materials fee)