Frescoes are painted onto freshly laid plaster so the paint and plaster dry at the same time. The painting becomes part of the wall. I had the students cover plates with spackling paste from the hardware store. They used plastic knives and spread it onto the plate like icing on a cake.
I had them sketch drawings while the paste set. I suggested fruit and had some sample photos for them to choose from if they needed a resource photo. I thought this would keep the sketches simple and large enough. Small details would be difficult with the watercolors.
|Nate drew his grape sketch onto the plaster once it dried.|
|Maleah drew pears.|
|Madi is copying her sketch onto the dried plaster.|