HISTORICAL LIME AND FRESCO COURSE
LIME AND FRESCO COURSE DETAILS
We currently run one in-person Historical Lime and Fresco course that we teach in our studio in Florence; Historical Lime and Fresco. This course is taught by Alison Woolley. Alison is a a master artisan recognised by the region of Tuscany. She has over 20 years experience teaching decorative arts and she specialises in hand painted decoration using traditional media.
Please see details for the course below. If you would like to book in for one of our courses, please complete our Course Enquiry Form
Courses are scheduled depending on demand. If a course has been scheduled, exact dates can be found in the table below the course.
There are many hotels, apartments and bed and breakfast options for your stay in Florence. The studio is very centrally located and any accommodation in the historical centre of Florence is within walking distance of the studio. Please contact us if you would like recommendations on where to stay during your course.
Courses are usually held over three to five days. Particular durations will be stated once a course is scheduled.
All in-person courses take place in our studio in Florence:
Via della Scala 11 (near Piazza Santo Maria Novella)
We also hold retreat courses in which students stay and learn in different beautiful locations around Italy.
Alison Wooley teaches all courses. Alison is the owner of the FlorenceArt.Net studio and has been teaching for over 20 years. Please see the About page for more information about Alison
HISTORICAL LIME AND FRESCO TECHNIQUES
This course is suitable for people who wish create decorative fresco paintings or panels, or to understand how to restore fresco paintings. Lime is a beautiful and flexible material with a long history in the art of interior and exterior decoration. Painters with experience in other mediums will be thrilled by the versatility of the fresco medium and the luminousity and purity of the colours. This course is an intensive study of this very versatile material. It is recommended for artists using other mediums who wish to try true fresco, or for people with a desire to understand the practical aspects of this historically important medium. Instructors of this calibre are a real resource for anyone wishing to learn much in a short time.
Understand the properties and uses of lime paint and plaster to get the most from the material.
Learn the historical techniques of true fresco painting and sgraffitto.