Fresco Painting

  • Course Number: 3521
  • Subject: Art
  • Semester(s) Offered: Fall
  • Credit Hours: 3
  • Description:

    This studio art course is designed to give students an overview of fresco painting techniques as practiced in Italy from the Roman through the Renaissance periods. While this is a studio art course, we will use the resources of Rome's churches and museums to understand the physical and symbolic structure of fresco painting throughout history from domestic to sacred spaces. Stylistic influences will be examined to create a coherent and correct wall painting using the same materials and techniques used by craftspeople of antiquity. As part of this course students will take a weekend excursion outside of Rome to participate in completing a permanent fresco. This course is open to beginning and advanced students.