Schola Artis Pro Vobis

Fresco Workshop

Fresco Workshop


1st Day

Introduction to fresco technique and materials;
Preparation of sinopia, Cardboard and dusting.

2nd Day

Application of plaster
Execution of painting

3rd Day

Explanation of detachment;
Application of tarlatan canvass with adhesive;

4th Day

Detachment, Stuccoing of back, Canvas applied to back

5th Day


Tenured Teacher


Elvio Marchionni was born in Spello in January 1944.

In 1963, he attended the Bernardino de Betto Art Institute in Perugia, where he fell in love with restoration and medieval art, specialising in medieval painting techniques.

His studies at the Art Academy and experience with restoration masters have led his art to express great awareness of the past as the essence and an extension of the future. His study of ancient masters is clear right from his early exhibitions in the ‘70s, where he experiments with matter worn out by time and weather. Marchionni manages to pull out a figure from rough plaster. Symmetry and the balance between masses, shapes, lines, and colours are his idea of beauty.

After studying the divine proportions from the great masters of the past, he delves into post-war art and the American Avante-Garde of the ‘60s. His interaction with major pop artists and the Transavantgarde is clear, although he never takes it too far with showy colours. Everything is always dimmed down, soft, but still there.

1970 is the year he opened his studio in Spello, next to the Santa Maria Maggiore Basilica, which houses masterpieces by Pinturicchio and Il Perugino and, since 1984, Marchionni’s Madonna della Collegiata.

Fresco Workshop

Calendar 2024


  • Hotel La Terrazza
  • min 5 / max 8
  • OPEN from May to October except AUGUST


  • Arrive on Saturday afternoon, room check-in from 3pm-6pm.
  • Sunday in the morning brief introduction of the course and time to visit and appreciate the location.
  • Monday-Friday, five half days of creative arts immersion and delicious food.
  • Departure on Saturday after breakfast, check-out is before noon.


  • 7 nights half board (breakfast and dinner) in exclusive accomodation
  • 5 half days of painting & inspiration, Monday through Friday (4 hours in the morning)
  • 7 gourmets dinners (minimum 3 courses, with water and wine), made with fresh local ingredients
  • Breakfast each morning with fresh croissants, fruits & yogurt.
  • Instruction and all materials and supplies are furnished for five half days of painting.
  • When you are not painting, you can enjoy the swimming pool, set up some horse-back riding nearby, or you are on your own for sightseeing. You may consider renting a car, or getting together with other workshop attendees and book nearby tours to Gubbio, Perugia, Spello or other surrounding areas , the Schola Artis can help you to organize it .

Please note: Fresco Laboratory is located in Spello about 8 miles away form the Hotel , you will therefore need to rent a car. Or to go by Taxi. All extras such alcholic drinks or other services not included in the above list is due for direct payement at the front desk before the check-out.

Not Included in Tuition: Airfare, Insurances, transportation to and from Hotel La Terrazza, field trips, excursion fees, liquor, laundry, and meals outside the hotel.

Guests partecipating

  • Shared double room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests partecipating

  • Private room with en-suite bath
  • All-Inclusive

Guests non partecipating

  • Shared double room with en-suite bath
  • 7 dinners