Group Courses in Oil Painting and Drawing

The Fall session 2018 of the group courses in Oil Painting and Drawing will start in September.

The type and schedule of courses will be similar to the courses below.

Each course is limited to seven participants.

Stay tuned: subscribe to our newsletter to receive the new schedule as soon as it is published. Registration will start soon.

Courses in Oil Painting and Drawing:
January 11th to May 12th, 2018

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Tuesday Evenings

The Fundamentals – Drawing the Still-Life

Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Time: Tuesdays from 17:00 – 19:00.
Cost: €100 for 4 consecutive lessons.  Materials not included.

There is no reimbursement for absences, nor make-up lessons.

Course Description:

Using graphite as our medium and a still-life as our subject, this course focuses on:

  • Composition
  • Proportion Keys and Comparative Measuring
  • Value – Light and Shade
  • Texture

Required Materials:

  • Graphite Pencils: HB, 2B, 4B, 6B
  • Box Cutter Knife
  • Tiepolo paper, 50 x 70
  • Eraser
  • Masking Tape
  • Mini-eraser (optional)

Please fill in the form below to register

Thursday Evenings

New: Figure Drawing—One Pose, 2 Hours—Instruction or Open Studio

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: Thursdays from 17:00 – 19:00.
Cost: With instruction, the cost is €25 per lesson and one-time registration fee of €50 OR €30 per lesson and no registration fee.  Model fee included / Materials not included: materials may be provided for an additional €5.

The registration fee is non-refundable.

Please note: the registration fee guarantees your place at an easel for the duration of the course, with the understanding that you will be attending most if not all of the lessons.  If you miss two lessons straight, your place at the easel is forfeit.

NEW – Open Studio: If you are not interested in instruction but only wish to work from the model, you may do so for €15 for the two hours.

Course Description:

Join us for two hours every Thursday for a life drawing session of ONE pose for two hours.

This course focuses on a three-stage process to drawing the figure:

  • Gesture
  • “Boxing”
  • Light and Shade

Recommended Materials:

  • Vine charcoal
  • 60 x 80 cm sketch pad
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Clips
  • Masking Tape
  • Wet-wipes

If you need assistance in purchasing your materials, please speak with Paola, Francesca, Raul or Matteo at La Bottega dell’Artista.

Please fill in the form below to register

Saturday Mornings

Advanced Painting

SOLD OUT

Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Time: Saturdays from 11:00 – 14:00.
Cost: €40 per lesson and one-time registration fee of €50 OR €45 per lesson and no registration fee.  Model fee included / Materials not included.

The registration fee is non-refundable.

Please note: the registration fee guarantees your place at an easel for the duration of the course, with the understanding that you will be attending most if not all of the lessons.  If you miss two lessons straight, your place at the easel is forfeit.

Recommended Materials:

  • Wood Palette
  • 1 Palette Knife
  • Linseed oil
  • Tintorsetto (this is a substitute for turpentine.  Normal solvents are NOT ALLOWED in the studio.)
  • Medium Cup or Jar
  • Brushes:
    • 3-4 Bull Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Filbert)
    • 3-4 Wide Short-Handle Hog Bristle (Sizes 0 to 3)
    • 3-4 Synthetic Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Various)
    • 3-4 Small Sable (0, 1, 2, 4)
  • Paper Towels
  • Wet Wipes
  • Paint Rag (an old T-shirt or pair of socks works great)
  • Linen Canvas. Recommended size: TBD.

Oil Paint:

  • Titanium White or Warm White (Michael Harding)
  • Ivory Black (Michael Harding)
  • Yellow Ochre Light (Old Holland)
  • Cobalt Blue (Old Holland)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Old Holland)
  • Alizarin Crimson (Michael Harding)
  • Cadmium Red Scarlet (Old Holland)
  • Venetian Red (Old Holland)
  • Raw Umber (Michael Harding)
  • Terre Verte (Michael Harding)
  • Naples Yellow Light (Micheal Harding)

Sketching Materials for On-Site Lessons:

  • Sketchbook
  • Graphite, charcoal or water-soluble graphite
  • Erasers
  • Portable ease

If you need assistance in purchasing your materials, please speak with Paola, Francesca, Raul or Matteo at La Bottega dell’Artista.

Registration for this course is closed as we have reached the maximum number of participants.

Saturday Afternoons

Painting the Portrait in a Landscape

Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Time: Saturdays from 15:00 – 18:00.
Cost: €35 per lesson with one-time registration fee of €50 OR €40 per lesson.  Model fee included / Materials not included.

The registration fee is non-refundable.

Please note: the registration fee guarantees your place at an easel for the duration of the course, with the understanding that you will be attending most if not all of the lessons.  If you miss two lessons straight, your place at the easel is forfeit.

Course Description:

Given the great success of this course in Fall 2017, we will replicate it also for the Spring session of 2018. The course will include some on-site sketches of the model IN the landscape.

This course focuses on:

  • Understanding the why and how of materials used in oil painting
  • Developing Composition
  • Comprehending the structure of the head and proportional relationships needed to achieve a likeness
  • Manipulating scumbles and glazes to manage atmosphere, volumes, and warm and cool temperature shifts.

Required Materials:

  • Wood Palette
  • 1 Palette Knife
  • Linseed oil
  • Tintorsetto (this is a substitute for turpentine.  Normal solvents are NOT ALLOWED in the studio.)
  • Medium Cup or Jar
  •  Brushes:
    • 3-4 Bull Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Filbert)
    • 3-4 Wide Short-Handle Hog Bristle (Sizes 0 to 3)
    • 3-4 Synthetic Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Various)
    • 3-4 Small Sable (0, 1, 2, 4)
  • Paper Towels
  • Wet Wipes
  • Paint Rag (an old T-shirt or pair of socks works great)
  • Linen Canvas. Recommended size: TBD.

Oil Paint:

  • Titanium White or Warm White (Michael Harding)
  • Ivory Black (Michael Harding)
  • Yellow Ochre Light (Old Holland)
  • Cobalt Blue (Old Holland)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Old Holland)
  • Alizarin Crimson (Michael Harding)
  • Cadmium Red Scarlet (Old Holland)
  • Venetian Red (Old Holland)
  • Raw Umber (Michael Harding)
  • Terre Verte (Michael Harding)
  • Naples Yellow Light (Micheal Harding)

Sketching Materials for On-Site Lessons:

  • Sketchbook
  • Graphite, charcoal or water-soluble graphite
  • Erasers
  • Portable ease

If you need assistance in purchasing your materials, please speak with Paola, Francesca, Raul or Matteo at La Bottega dell’Artista.

Please fill in the form below to register

If you have any trouble with the form, please contact me via phone or WhatsApp:
+39 347 263 1033

Thank you!

Tim

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