In this three-day oil painting workshop, you will be introduced to the painting practices of the neoclassical masters, and methods and techniques of the academic style of painting that is currently being taught in Florence and other major realist art centres in Europe.
The 18th-century ‘Age of Enlightenment’ painters advocated clarity of form, sober colours, shallow space, and strong horizontals, reflecting a mood of clear thinking which was prevalent at the time.
Each student will select one master painting to copy in order to learn the methods and techniques of the masters. Copying master paintings is a standard atelier approach to learning the skills of oil painting.
In this workshop, you will learn the principles of academic oil painting, covering topics such as gesture, proportion and the subtle and accurate use of colour. Beginning with the dry-brush method, how to measure and capture accurate proportions will be explained and demonstrated. You will be shown how to handle light and shadow in your painting, understand and apply dead colouring, and finally render large and small forms in the first and second passes of the painting process. The entire process will be illustrated through a cohesive step-by-step procedure designed to enhance the student’s ability to render the human form.
“A painter must not only be of necessity an imitator of the works of nature… But he must be as necessarily an imitator of the works of other painters: this appears more humiliating, but is equally true; and no man can be an artist, whatever he may suppose, upon any other terms.” – Sir Joshua Reynolds (1723-92)
Price: € 300 Discount: € 270 (before 29 February)
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