The school’s procedure is that of individual instruction in a group setting. The student is guided at his or her own pace to successfully complete each assignment with the desired results. For beginners and for advanced.Classes are limited in size enabling the instructor to give individual attention to every student.
What can you expect?
Vital information and personal guidance from the artist and art teacher who has a rich experience in the crafts of Old Masters ways of painting. It may sound difficult but in reality it simplifies the process of painting.
Underpainting, (Grisaille, Verdacio, Dead Painting)
One of the most widely employed Old Masters painting techniques, an underpainting is a monochrome version of the final painting. Underpainting was not only a rapid and economical , it aided the painter in creating a number of optical effects that cannot be achieved by direct painting with color.
In Leonardo da Vinci’s unfinished Adoration of the Magi (right), both the initial drawing and various stages of the underpainting can be clearly seen.
Glazing involves applying a transparent layer of paint over a dried underpainting. Although glazing is usually done on monochrome underpainting, glaze may also be applied to colored underpainting to achieve a broader variety of hues. Think of a glazed painting as a monochromatic image superimposed with a sheet of transparent colored acetate. In this sense, the color of the underpainting and that of the overlaid glaze are mixed optically, not physically. Glazing helped the Old Masters to create specific aqnd beautiful effects that would have otherwise been impossible to achieve with other painting techniques .
Additional Painting Techniques you will learn are
Painting in Layers
Cast Painting (painting from sculpture)