Traditional Methods of Making Paint,
Panel and Canvas
2 Days, June 29th and 30th, 10:00-5:00, one hour lunch break
Cost: $280 (materials included)
Instructor: Leo Mancini-Hresko
Leo Mancini-Hresko teaches how to make and work with traditional painting materials, whether hand-ground paints, archival gesso panels, oil-primed linen canvases, mediums, oils or varnishes. Leo has experience working with both beginner and advanced artists who want to take their process into their own hands. After years of teaching materials at The Florence Academy of Art and in his own studio, Leo has an intimate understanding of how the materials used in painting affect your process.
This workshop will comprise of both extensive lecturing and hands-on practice. Each student will be worked with individually, and will create their own hand-ground paint, gesso panels and linen canvases - processes that they will easily be able to replicate in their own studios.
Day 1- Pigment History, Oils, Paint Rheology. Group will 'grind' paint, and will begin talk on Rabbit Skin Glue and Supports.
Day 2- Flexible/Rigid Supports, Linen, Panel, Metal Supports. Group will make Gesso Panels and Canvas, and talk on Mediums and Varnishes.
To learn more, go to: http://www.academyofrealistartboston.com/index.php?id=4
Leo began his studies in 1999 at the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. During a semester abroad in Florence, Italy, Leo found The Florence Academy of Art, where he began studies in 2001.
After graduating in 2005, Leo was asked to stay on at the school, first as an instructor and subsequently director of the school’s drawing program for sculptors. Additionally, Leo taught regular courses in plein-air landscape painting and artist materials until leaving the school in 2011.
Having left his 19th-Century painting studio in Florence, Leo has relocated to his native Massachusetts, now working and teaching from his studio in an old mill building in Waltham, MA.
Whether working en plein-air or in the studio Leo works with traditional materials, his own hand-ground paints, canvases and oils.
Leo’s paintings can be found in private collections worldwide.
To learn more about Leo and his work, go to: http://leomancinihresko.com