Five day workshop set in the stunning landscape of Cowdray Park, in the heart of the South Downs National Park in the heart of West Sussex.
Learn classical landscape painting methods as practiced by Dutch and French artist of the 17th and 18th centuries. Students will be taken step by step through the various stages of painting, from the development of tonal underpainting in shades of light and dark to the application colour using classical glazing methods. Discover how these artists created an illusion of perspective and atmosphere through tonal structure and the use of warm and cool colour values. Students will be taught about the use of colour harmony, the use of warm and cool grounds to create the illusion of space and perspective.
The workshop is designed for students of all levels, beginners as well as experienced artists. Tutor, David Cranswick trained at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. In 1999 David received a doctorate for his practical research into traditional painting materials and techniques of the renaissance through the Princes School of Traditional Arts.
The fee for the course is £400. Most materials are provided, though students should bring their own brushes and primed canvases.
For enquiries and bookings contact
Renaissance Art Studio, The Tower Room
Cowdray Heritage Site, River Ground Stables
Midhurst, West Sussex GU29 9Al
Tel. 07801 430194