- 3 hours
Florence Fresco Workshop
Do I need any prior experience to do this workshop? No, this workshop has been designed for beginners. Fresco-making isn’t necessarily easy, however, you’ll learn the basic foundations during this workshop.
Is this workshop suitable for children? Yes, it is suitable for children and they generally highly enjoy it! Children must be accompanied by a parent.
Can I do this workshop in the afternoon summer? Unfortunately the artist’s studio gets very hot and doesn't have A/C. Therefore, we normally only recommend this experience in the morning.
Can I book this for a group of more than 6? The artist’s studio is fairly small, so for everyone’s enjoyment we normally take a maximum of 6 participants. If you are a group of 7 please contact us and we can check if the artist will exceptionally take an additional participant.
Is this workshop available for clients with mobility issues? As it is small, the workshop is not wheelchair friendly and involves climbing stairs, however, the experience itself involves limited walking.
Hector is a Scottish-born artist living in Florence who began his training in 1985 under Leonard Pardon in London. In 1995 he specialized in the ancient art of fresco painting, participating in the leading course of its kind at the Laboratorio Per a fresco Tintori in Vainella, Prato, Italy. Upon graduation, he moved to Florence where he further developed his skills in the old technique of gilding, and in 1997 he returned to Vainella to further his studies in auxiliary tempera painting. His style has developed to include the complete spectrum of fresco and mural techniques from Roman fresco painting to early Renaissance and Baroque, as well as reinterpreting his expertise in a contemporary fashion. He has completed many works for private clients in Italy, Great Britain, Portugal, and the United States, and is a regular participant in international competitions. In 2002 he was awarded the Silver Medal at the prestigious "Omaggio a Masaccio" in Valdarno.
A native of Florence, Laura holds an MA in Art History and an MA in Humanistic Studies from Florence State University. Heraldry and Florentine family history, especially regarding the Medici family, have been the main focus of her studies and research. After college, she became a part of international research teams at the Kunsthistorisches Institut von Florenz and at the Scuola Normale Superiore of Pisa. She has published books, articles, and given papers at international Congresses. She has been working as a passionate tour guide of Florence and its province since 2013.
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