The Renaissance Atelier Established 2014 –

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The Renaissance Atelier regularly offers workshops and courses to students seeking to learn more about the traditional Drawing and Oil Painting techniques as used by Renaissance artists. These methods and techniques have stood the test of time, with paintings created over 500 years ago still holding a luminosity and brilliance of colour.  Students shown here are completing Master copies of Giovanni Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato’s ‘The Virgin in Prayer’ and also shown is the initial stage in completing a master copy of Jan Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ completed by a student completely new to oil painting. Victoria is a highly experienced tutor holding 17 years university teaching experience at Birkbeck UCL and three other London universities.

Workshops cover canvas preparation, use of different grounds, composition, directional light, traditional colour mixing, colour/tonal balance etc. Different drawing techniques are also covered including papers and materials.

Tuition is available either via small groups or on an individual basis. 

” 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 (Renaissance Oil Painting Course)


The Chocolate Factory Wood Green N22 6XJ.   &    BHCA Bedford House, Buckhurst Hill IG9 5NW.