Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Summer Workshops are almost here!!

We have a wide range of workshops this summer here at the Academy of Realist Art Boston, with something for everyone!  You can view more in depth descriptions on our Workshops page on our website, but here is a taste of each one. Who needs the beach when you have workshops to attend?!

Traditional Methods of Making Paint, Panels and Canvas 
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. 
2 Days, June 29th and 30th, 10:00-5:00, one hour lunch
Instructor: Leo Mancini-Hresko

In the Studio of Velazquez 
This class will explore the painting method of Velazquez from his early period in Spain and Italy, to his later period painting for the Spanish court. 
10 days, July 8th - 19th 10:00 - 5:00, one hour lunch break Instructor: Garrett Vitanza

Still Life Painting 
Students will learn how to approach an oil painting from start to finish. We start with drawing the still life in the sight-size method, transfer it to canvas, and paint in layers until the objects have form and detail. This course teaches traditional atelier-style methods, from using a campitura, to dead color, first painting, and second painting, all working from life. 
10 Days, July 22nd - August 2nd 10:00 - 5:00, one hour lunch break.  Instructor: Christina Mastrangelo

Color Lab: Flesh Tones 
Color is an indispensable tool for painters. Mastery of color unlocks freedom and control over one's ability to solve color problems.
10 days, August 19th - 30th, 10:00 - 5:00, one hour lunch break, Instructor: Sean Krajnik

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