One-week Roman Fresco Painting workshop


JUNE -Froma 17 to 22

SEPTEMBER -From 9 to 14

More courses dates are available on request


The Roman Fresco Painting workshop concentrates on ancient  fresco painting technique, combining a creative learning experience while taking advantage of the rich artistic heritage and stunning landscape that the Veneto Region has to offer. With its multitudes of fresco adorned historical buildings, it is the perfect place in which to learn and to draw inspiration from.


The workshop offers full-day activities in an intensive course devoted to the techniques, materials, history and the theory of Roman fresco painting and an introduction to conservation. Activities include a series of lectures followed by a demonstration and hands-on. You’ll have the opportunity to learn the technique of  the architectural fresco decoration in the Roman houses and Villas -from the traditional preparatory drawings, mortar mixing and application, and the use of natural pigments to painting on a wet wall and/or a portable support, which you may keep at the end of the course.


The Studio provides all relevant materials and art supplies as well as access to its library of essential English publications. The course takes place in the 14th century palazzo and is taught by Alma Ortolan who, with the help of her assistants, guarantees individual attention in an intimate and informal group setting.


Classes are in English, however, Alma is fluent in Italian, French, Spanish and Polish. On the successful completion of your course you will receive a certificate in fresco painting techniques from Ortolan Studio.


The Workshop includes:

  • 5 full days of classes
  • A guided tour of the historic centre of Serravalle and Treviso
  • All meals, including wine, coffee/tea and snacks


  • The all-inclusive price for the one-week workshop including all art supplies,  meals and tours  is 1180 EUR per person.
  • Accommodation is not included





  • When registering for a workshop with a friend with whom you wish to share a room, we offer a 5% discount on the total bill
  • When registering for a workshop with 6 other people, we offer a 50% discount on  your bill
  • When registering for a workshop with 10 other people, you will be able to attend the workshop free of charge (including accommodation)


Price does not include

  • Accommodation
  • Airfare
  • Fees for private car rentals, taxis, etc. (Bus and taxi service or car rentals are available upon request)



  • please complete the Availability Form, to check availability on your selected course, including the dates and number of participants
  • A reservation confirmation will be emailed to you within 3 working days with information about available discounts
  • After receiving the confirmation from Ortolan Studio, please complete the Registration Form