Group Courses in Drawing and Oil Painting in Trastevere:
Sept. 4th to Dec. 15th, 2018

Each course is limited to 7 participants.

See the weekly schedule below.

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Special Events and Workshops

Tuesday Evenings

The Fundamentals

Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Time: Tuesdays from 17:00 – 19:00. First lesson starts September 4th.
Cost: €100 for 4 consecutive lessons or €30 a lesson.  Materials not included.

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

Course Description

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

Once you have understood some of the drawing basics, you are welcome to advance to other challenges including: cast drawing, self-portraits and oil painting.

Required Materials:

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

Thursday Evenings

Figure Drawing

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Time: Thursdays from 17:00 – 19:00. First lesson starts September 6th.
Cost: With instruction, the cost is €30 per lesson.  Model fee included / Materials not included: materials may be provided for an additional €5.
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

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.

Saturday Mornings

Advanced Painting

Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Time: Saturdays from 11:00 – 14:00. First lesson starts September 29th.
Cost: €140 for 4 lessons OR €45 per lesson.  Model fee included / Materials not included.

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

Course Description

Course Description

For this session we are going to focus on a variety of topics, including:

  • Closely examining what it means to paint light, oxygen and atmosphere… and how that is done
  • Assigning different kinds of brushes with different techniques and effects
  • Comparing paintings to help each of us define our criteria of quality

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 – All Michael Harding:

  • Stack Lead or Cremnitz White or Titanium White or Warm White
  • Ivory Black
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Scarlet
  • Venetian Red
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Sienna
  • Terre Verte
  • Naples Yellow Light

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

Saturday Afternoons

Painting the Portrait in Oil

Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Time: Saturdays from 15:00 – 17:30. First lesson starts September 29th.
Cost: €125 for 4 lessons OR €40 per lesson.  Model fee included / Materials not included.

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

Course Description

Course Description:

We will focus on painting two portraits following an indirect painting process, each with a unique underpainting.

Other consideration:

  • 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 – All Michael Harding:

  • Stack Lead or Cremnitz White or Titanium White or Warm White
  • Ivory Black
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Red Scarlet
  • Venetian Red
  • Raw Umber
  • Burnt Umber
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Sienna
  • Terre Verte
  • Naples Yellow Light

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

Video Highlights: The Fundamentals on Tuesday Evenings

Video Highlights: Figure Drawing on Thursday Evenings

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    • Payment is due at the start of each lesson. No exceptions.
    • While every effort is made to adhere to the schedule, changes may be made in the event of extraordinary circumstance.
    • Students are required to use the materials indicated by the instructor.

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+39 347 263 1033

Thank you!

Tim

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