WORKSHOPS TIMETABLE

February 3rd–7th; Drawing with silverpoint

Learn how to prepare grounds using calcined bones, chalk and glue, and the art of metal point drawing using silver, copper and gold.

Fee for the workshop is £420 (All materials are provided).

12th February; Gesso – A one day course in the art of making a traditional gesso panel

Fee for course £100 All materials are provided.

March 2nd–6th; Alchemy of Colour

Art and alchemy have been closely connected since ancient times. During this workshop students will explore the traditional mineral and plant pigments, discovering how the mineral pigments evolve out of the seven metals, their correspondence with the seven planets and the seven tones in music. Within the artists palette is an ancient cosmology, opening up a doorway into the esoteric nature of colour and and the rocks from which they are derived.

Students will learn how to make pigments from nature using rocks, earth and plants and how these pigments are made into paint by grinding them with natural mediums using traditional recipes used since since ancient times. At the end of the workshop students will be able to take away a set of watercolor paints made from rocks and plants.

Fee for the workshop is £430 (All materials are provided).

May 6th; Gesso – A one day course in the art of making a traditional gesso panel

Fee for course £100 All materials are provided

May 11th–15th; Flemish Technique 

The mixed technique of egg tempera and oil as practiced in the late 15th century by such artists as Van Eyck, Van der Weyden and Antonello da Messina.

Fee for the workshop is £420

May 31st – June 4th Classical oil painting Workshop.

Classical oil painting techniques of the 16th and 17th century, chiaroscurro techniques, underpainting and glazing methods. 

Fee for workshop is £420.00

June 21st – 25th Alchemy of colour

Art and alchemy have been closely connected since ancient times. During this workshop students will explore the traditional mineral and plant pigments, discovering how the mineral pigments evolve out of the seven metals, their correspondence with the seven planets and the seven tones in music. Within the artists palette is an ancient cosmology, opening up a doorway into the esoteric nature of colour and and the rocks from which they are derived.

Students will learn how to make pigments from nature using rocks, earth and plants and how these pigments are made into paint by grinding them with natural mediums using traditional recipes used since since ancient times. At the end of the workshop students will be able to take away a set of watercolor paints made from rocks and plants.

Fee for the workshop is £430 (All materials are provided).

July 14th – 16th Three day workshop on the preparation of different grounds.

Making traditional gesso panels

Stretching and priming a canvas

Preparing coloured  grounds on paper for oil sketching

The cost of the three days is £300 and includes all materials. Students will come away with two gesso panels, one primed linen canvas and five sheets of prepared paper.

July 19th – 23rd Classical landscape painting.

Learn the 17th century approach to landscape painting in oil, using traditional glazing methods, tonal perspective and classical glazing methods.

Fee for the workshop is £420

August 2nd – 6th Drawing in Silverpoint (metal point)

Discover the traditional art of working with silver point, copper point and gold point drawing. The workshop will also include learning how to prepare grounds appropriate to metal point drawing.

Fee for the workshop is £420 and includes all materials.

September 20th – 24th Flemish technique of painting in egg tempera and oil as practiced by Van Eyck.

The mixed technique of egg tempera and oil as practiced in the late 15th century by such artists as Van Eyck, Van der Weyden and Antonello da Messina.

 Fee for the workshop is £420.

October 18th – 22nd Dutch and Spanish still-life painting of the 17th century.

Discover the traditional practices of still life painting as practiced by Dutch and Spanish masters of the 17th century. The course includes chiaroscuro and glazing methods as well as learning to make ones own oil paints using a muller and grinding stone. 

November 15th – 19th Classical oil painting

Learn classical painting techniques through the traditional method of underpainting and glazing techniques as practiced by Italian, Dutch and Spanish masters of the 16th and 17th centuries.

The fee for the workshop is £420

December 13th – 17th The Traditional Art of Egg Tempera

The traditional art of egg tempera as practiced by masters of the Florentine schools of the 14th and 15th centuries. Students will be taken step by step through the different stages of the work, from the transfer of the drawing to the gesso panel, the development of the underpainting through to the application of translucent layers of colour as practiced by such artists as Botticelli, Fra Angelico and Piero della Francesca

Fee for the workshop is £420

  CANCELLATIONS

Cancellations made up to two weeks prior to commencement of workshop are eligible for 50% reimbursement of fees.

Cancellations less than two weeks prior to commencement of workshop will not be eligible for reimbursement.