The Renaissance Atelier – established 2014

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The Renaissance Atelier offers tuition to students seeking to learn the traditional Oil Painting and Drawing techniques as used by Renaissance artists more than 500 years ago. These methods and techniques have stood the test of time with paintings created by master artists still holding a superb luminosity and brilliance of colour. The influence and importance of these methods eventually spread to France, artists learning from these for example Jean Clouet, later becoming absorbed into the teaching practice at E’cole des Beaux Arts Paris.

Students shown above are specifically completing copies of G.Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato’s ‘The Virgin in Prayer’ (Baroque painter) to,help understand the depiction of light. Shown below is the 1st painting stage in completing a master copy of Jan Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ (Northern Renaissance) by a student new to oil painting.

Victoria is a highly experienced tutor holding 17 years teaching experience at Birkbeck UCL, Middlesex, London Metropolitan and Greenwich universities, together with junior/and vocational school teaching experience. Her teaching ethos is sensitive to the learning requirements of individual students, being underpinned by references to art history. Tuition is available either in a small group to facilitate personal attention, or privately on an individual basis.

The Course Curricukum includes canvas preparation, grounds/or imprimatura, composition, colour mixing and tonal balance, depiction of directional light etc. Drawing techniques are also covered including papers and materials. Contact Victoria directly to discuss your specific interests and 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 (Renaissance Oil Painting Course)