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The Portable Fresco with Barbara Sullivan

May 20, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

©Barbara Sullivan, Bouregard Gull, 2016, shaped fresco

When we think of fresco painting we often think of large-scale mural painting. The focus of this workshop will be making portable fresco panels. Learn the techniques of this age-old medium, as you make substrates of wood and lathe, grind pigments, and paint true “Buon Fresco” on freshly laid wet plaster. The use of fresco on both traditional and unusual/unlikely surfaces will allow you to make work your own in a contemporary context as you learn this revered medium. All levels welcome. Please bring watercolor brushes.

Barbara Sullivan teaches foundations at University of Maine at Farmington and she is represented by Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, ME. She has taught many fresco workshops at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, Bowdoin College, University of Maine, The College of The Atlantic, and Pratt University. She is the recipient  of both a Pollock/ Krasner and Gottlieb Foundation Grants. She was recently awarded a Monhegan Island Residency and also a residency at The Virginia Center for The Creative Arts. See examples of her work here.


Gamble Education Center
9 Grace Street
Rockland, ME 04841-2867 United States
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