The Renaissance Atelier

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The Renaissance Atelier established by Victoria in 2014, offers tuition to students seeking to learn the traditional oil painting and drawing techniques as used by Renaissance artists more than 500 years ago. The importance of these painting methods and techniques eventually spread to France and later to England with artists such as Hans Holbein learning from the French artist Jean Clouet (1480-1541) and later becoming absorbed into the teaching curriculum at E’cole des Beaux Arts, Paris.

Students above are completing copies of G.Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato’s ‘The Virgin in Prayer’ (a Baroque painter) to fully understand the complexities in depicting light across cloth. Also below is the 1st painting stage in completing a master copy of Northern Renaissance artist Jan Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by a student who was completely new to oil painting.

Victoria is a highly experienced tutor holding 17 years university teaching experience, and junior/and vocational teaching experience. She is highly experienced in teaching students of all ages from varying cultural backgrounds, her teaching ethos being sensitive to the learning requirements of individual students and underpinned by references to art history. Tuition is available either in small groups or privately, to facilitate individual attention.

Course Curriculum includes the essentials of drawing, composition, proportion, effects of light/shade, atmosphere, canvas preparation, different grounds ‘imprimatura’, oil colour mixing and glazing, tonal balance. Contact Victoria directly to discuss your specific interests and teaching requirements..

” A thorough, exacting and very enjoyable Renaissance painting course which examines the processes and procedures in painting at a fascinating period of time.  Victoria is a knowledgeable and patient guide in these methods and also provides an understanding and good sense of the artists of the Renaissance”.    

Ann Green BA (Student – Renaissance Oil Painting Course)