Digital Fresco


Digital Fresco presented by Sarah Hearn

Nov 15-17, 2013

Dahlquist Studio
Kansas City, Missouri

Join photographers Sarah Hearn and Chris Dahlquist at the Dahlquist Studio in Columbus Park to learn how to combine the ancient art of fresco with your digital photographs. Beginning with an intro­duc­tion to the art­work of both artists, each will provide personal insight on how his­toric process and mod­ern tech­nol­ogy are combined to create their work.

Participants will explore how the dig­i­tal fresco process can be incorporated into their own studio practice.  This workshop will cover: a brief his­tory of the fresco, digital image preparation for best results, and finishing techniques. Each participant will com­plete at least two of their own frescos and soak up some of the nerdy energy that hap­pens when these two scientist/artists come together!

This workshop is geared for people that are looking to add skills to an already established art practice, and that already have a good working knowledge of photoshop and digital imaging.



Stratocumulus (digital fresco) by Sarah Hearn

Friday, Nov 15, 6pm-8pm – “Meet and greet”


  • Introduction to Sarah and Chris’ artwork
  • Introduction to frescos both ancient and contemporary
  • Learn to prepare your digital images for making a fresco

Saturday, Nov 16, 10am-4pm – “Make some art”

(morning coffee provided, lunch on your own in the neighborhood)

  • Learn how to prepare the substrate, mix the plaster, and transfer your images.
  • Materials are provided to make two 8×10 frescoes
    (additional materials on hand for purchase at the studio)

Sunday, Nov 17, 1-4 – “Where to go from here”


  • Learn techniques for embellishing the work further.
  • Pick up your completed pieces and participate in a informal critique.



Cost: $250 (includes materials to complete 2 8×10 frescos)
Early registration with payment: $225 before Oct 16
$50 holds your spot

Required: good working knowledge of photoshop and digital imaging
Participants: minimum 5 – maximum 12

Contact Chris now to make your reservation (please include how you heard about the workshop and info about your current studio practice)


Traveling to Kansas City for the workshop? Let me know how I can help you with your travel plans.

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