Old Masters in Oils and Watercolor
Day : Thursday
Time : 10am- 1pm
Instructor : David Troncoso
Old Masters in Oils and Watercolor continues the time-honored tradition of learning from the Old Masters by copying their great works. Students will choose and Old Master painting or drawing to copy. The instructor will discuss the proper use of brushes, mediums, solvents and varnishes. Historical palettes, color schemes and compositions will be discussed. Lessons will be also be given in stretching canvases, preparing panels, making mediums, and developing a working method that is both archival and safe. Students may work in oils or Watercolor.
Good quality reproductions are essential for this exercise. Students will either bring in a high quality reproduction of a work of art of their choosing that they would like to copy, or they will be assigned one on the first day. The instructor will help them formulate with a strategy to do so in a working method consistent with the Old Master being copied. Students may also copy drawings.
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