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ARTfix! Introduction to Fresco with Jürgen Tarrasch, Master Artist Workshop
September 25, 2022 @ 10:00 am - September 26, 2022 @ 2:00 pm$245
Saturday, September 24, 2022 | 2 – 5 pm
Sunday, September 25, 2022 | 10 am – 2 pm
$245, materials included
All skills levels welcome, ages 16+
The art of fresco painting has been practiced as early as 2000 BCE. During Introduction to Fresco, students will learn about this ancient art and will create their own piece. Students will become versed in the materials and process of creating frescos, including techniques of preparing layers of plaster, grinding pigments to create paint, and drawing preparatory drawings. Using the combination of these techniques and skills, students will then learn to apply the pigments to the wet plaster. Students will gain an understanding of the ancient art form and the implementation of this practice in contemporary art.
This workshop is taught by Jürgen Tarrasch. Tarrasch received his MFA in painting in 1993 from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Poland. Following the completion of his degree, he received a study grant for the restoration program in fresco and stucco marmorino at the European Center for Conservation and Historic Preservation in Venice, Italy. He has participated in a number of individual and group exhibitions, and his work can be found in both public and private collections. Jürgen currently lives and works in Birmingham, Alabama as a practicing artist and educator.