Established in 1997 in Los Angeles by fresco artist iLia Anossov (fresco), prior known as “Nationwide Fresco Painting Workshop Program” since 1992. Hundreds of students have attended our workshops enrolling from US, Canada, Europe. Fresco School is the only Art School that offers ongoing fresco curriculum throughout the calendar year.We did start the same way about 25 years ago – a 600 years old “articles” from the “Cennini’s Treatise of Painting” by Cennino Cennini, an early 20th century book by an unknown author found at the yard sale and prior introduction to fresco from a Russian Art School.

Since then there were several large scale frescoes and numerous smaller ones. Hundreds of students have attended our workshops enrolling from US, Canada, Europe. Fresco School is the only Art School that offers ongoing fresco curriculum throughout the calendar year. Our buon fresco technique programs have traveled to many US cities. We teach our outreach classes in major museums, art colleges and at the professional art industry events.

iLia Fresco teaching fresco workshop at the Getty InstituteOur fresco video tutorials were created by our founder after over 20 years of practicing fresco on a large and small scale as well as teaching fresco painting to all levels of artists. Our fresco tutorials enable artists to begin the study with a clear understanding of the medium, terminology and process. You will be able to take full advantage of our advanced fresco programs after watching the tutorials (yes, tutorials enable you to work on your own successfully and with confidence).

Our method and approach is style independent. Every student receives a personal curriculum based on their work and aspirations. We use a variety of traditional fresco styles to illustrate the principles and technical details. Our goal is to enable and assist you in adapting your own style to a new medium, to propel your career, and to enhance your art through fresco. Our goal is “To see fresco being painted in every town!” and we don’t want them to look the same

Our Fresco Curriculum Subjects

  • Fresco Plaster Foundations
  • Fresco Cartoon Foundations, Form and Value Range Principles
  • Fresco Pigments & Paint Foundation
  • Fresco Verdaccio Foundations
  • Fresco Color Foundations
  • Worldwide History of Fresco
  • Forms of Art in relation to Fresco (mural, ceiling mural, painting-panel, sculpture)
  • Styles in relation to Fresco – their affect on the technical application of the medium of fresco
  • Fresco Plaster Variations and Sgraffito
  • Fresco Cartoon for Sgraffito
  • Opaque, Transparent and Combined Fresco Methods
  • Fresco PLASTER – for Opaque, Transparent, Airbrush and Combined (Renaissance) methods
  • Fresco Cartoon for Opaque, Transparent, Airbrush and Combined (Renaissance) methods
  • Transparent – fresco methods (Rivera/Pompeii)
  • Opaque – fresco method
  • Combined – renaissance fresco method
  • Airbrush – fresco method (Siqueiros)
  • Mezzo Fresco Techniques
  • Support for Frescoes – Walls, Panels, Tiles, Clay Lath and 3d
  • Strappo – fresco removal methods
  • Secco Fresco methods

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