Advanced Painting Techniques  -   June 25th-July 1st, 2017
Advanced Painting Techniques  -   June 25th-July 1st, 2017
Advanced Painting Techniques  -   June 25th-July 1st, 2017
Advanced Painting Techniques  -   June 25th-July 1st, 2017
Advanced Painting Techniques  -   June 25th-July 1st, 2017
Advanced Painting Techniques  -   June 25th-July 1st, 2017
Advanced Painting Techniques  -   June 25th-July 1st, 2017

Advanced Painting Techniques - June 25th-July 1st, 2017

$ 425.00

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Advanced Oil Painting Techniques - 7 Day Intensive
with Aloria Weaver & David Heskin

Tuition: $850
A deposit is required to hold your place.
Reserve in advance, as classes are very limited in size and fill to capacity!

COURSE OVERVIEW:
This course is designed to amplify your skills through daily practice and insight into numerous time-tested methods held within various painting lineages. Over the course of a week we'll create numerous studies and sketches to supplement a more ambitious painting that may or may not reach completion in the intensive.

In this Advanced Oil Painting Intensive, we'll compare and contrast the processes of the Old Masters, synthesizing wisdom and inspiration into our original compositions. Students will gain a comprehensive understanding of the traditional layers of an indirect painting from the ground to the varnish, including a working glossary of terms and concepts unique to the art of oil painting.

We provide all paint and mediums for use in our intensive. Students bring their own panels/canvas, brushes, palettes, sketchbooks and drawing materials. General information about our suggested materials can be found on our Resources & Materials page, and detailed materials information for each class will be sent in an email.

Oil Painting Processes
Drawing as the Foundation for Oil Painting
 -charcoal, graphite, ink & other media

Classical Underpainting Methods
 -Diverse historical approaches to painting

Glazing & Scumbling
 -Transparent & Atmospheric Veils
 -Brushwork & Paint Handling

Color Logic
 -Mixing on the Palette
 -Optical Mixtures through Layered Glazes
 -Mixing on the Painting (wet-into-wet)
 -Chromatic Neutrals
 -Systems & Strategies
 -Analogous & Complementary Colors

Oil Painting Materials in Theory & Practice
Drying Oils
    Linseed Oil (From Flax Seeds)
        Hand Refining Methods
        Industrial Refining
    Walnut Oil
    Poppy Oil
    Oxidation & Polymerization    
        Fast Drying Oils
            Leaded Oils (Black Oil)
        Thickened Oils
            Sun-Thickened Oil
            Heat-Bodied Oils (Stand Oil, Burnt Plate Oil)

Solvents
    Water (The Near-Universal Solvent)
    Turpentine (Essential oil of Turpentine)
        Coniferous Tree-based
        Dissolves Resins
            Paint Grade
                Rectified Turpentine
                Balsam Turpentine
            Brush Cleaning Grade
                Hardware Store Variety
    Mineral Spirits     
        Petroleum-based    
            Brands such as Turpenoid   
    Oil of Spike Lavender
    Less Common Solvents
        Acetone
        Ethanol, etc
    
Resins / Oleoresins / “Turpentines”
    Soft Resins
        Balsams (Larch Balsam, Canada Balsam, Silver Fir)
            Strasburg Turpentine, Venice Turpentine
        Damar
        Mastic    
        Sandarac
        ‘Colophony’
    Hard Resins
        Amber
        Copal

Varnishes
    Spirit Varnish or Ethereal Varnish
        Soft Resin dissolved in Solvent
            Damar Varnish
    Oil Varnish
        Hard Resin dissolved in Oil at high heat

Pigments
    Traditional, Mineral & Modern Pigments
    
Handmade Paint
    Pigment & Binder (or Vehicle)
        Drying Oils
        Emulsions
            Traditional Egg Tempera (Yolk)       
            Egg (Yolk, White or both) + Varnish, Oil or both    

Additives
    Driers or Siccatives
        Lead / Cobalt / Manganese
        Siccative of Haarlem / Siccative of Courtrai
    Calcium Carbonate
        Marble Dust
        Chalk
        Calcite
          
Diverse Approaches to Painting
    Direct Painting      
        Alla Prima & Extended Alla Prima
    Indirect Painting    
        Layering Methods            
        Mixed-technique or Mischtechnik
    ‘Fat over Lean’

Natural & Synthetic Materials
    Pre-Made Mediums
    Pros & Cons

Safety & Toxicity : Best Practices
    Lead Paint
    Solvent Vapors
    Combustible Oils
    Ventilation
    Precautions & Sensitivity
    Solvent-Free Studio Practice