Creative Sculpture and Fresco

Hebel is light and soft, very easy to carve and a perfect medium to create a sculpture or relief that can be highlighted with traditional fresco painting.

Fresco is an ancient technique of mural painting onto wet plaster. The technique can be seen used on 3D and bas relief examples from archaeology to contemporary art.

In this class you will learn techniques to carve a light-weight hebel block using simple tools. Then you will plaster the carving ready for fresco application, prepare your own ‘tempera’ paints with egg and pigment, and apply paint to create a traditional fresco surface.

Materials List

Students will be given their own carving tool to take home, and all other materials for this class are provided on the day.

Tutor: David Walsh

David Aiken Walsh Master of Cross Disciplinary Art and Design, UNSW. 20 years experience  as Art and Design Lecturer at Leading Design colleges. Practicing Sculpture Painting Illustration and Printmaking.