Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival inspires young artists with workshop teaching the historic art of fresco painting on plaster
Expert instructors guide children through the ancient artform providing a creative and immersive experience and fostering a love of visual arts.
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Sharjah, May 14, 2023
A workshop featuring the ancient art of fresco painting on plaster was on offer at the Sharjah Children’s Reading Festival, providing a creative and immersive experience for budding artists. The workshop aimed to introduce children to the rich history and techniques of fresco painting, which has been practised for centuries.
Expert instructors led the workshop, providing step-by-step guidance on the process of creating a fresco painting on plaster. The children were introduced to the different types of plaster and pigments used in fresco painting, and learned about the proper application techniques required to achieve beautiful and long-lasting results.
The children were fascinated as they watched the plaster dry and harden into a smooth surface, ready for painting. They experimented with blending different colours to create their own unique hues and shades, and carefully applied the paint to the plaster, creating intricate designs and patterns.
Throughout the engaging workshop, the children were encouraged to express their creativity and experiment with different techniques. They were given the freedom to create their own designs, resulting in a wide variety of vibrant landscapes, detailed portraits, and abstract patterns.
The workshop not only provided a platform for the children to express their creativity but also ensured they left with a newfound appreciation for fresco painting and a sense of accomplishment for creating their own beautiful works of art. By dedicating a painting space during the festival, the SCRF has nurtured the talent of children of all ages and skill levels in painting and visual arts, allowing them to explore and create their own unique masterpieces.