The Renaissance Atelier

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The Renaissance Atelier was established by Victoria King in 2014 to offer tuition in the traditional oil painting and drawing techniques as used by Renaissance artists more than 500 years ago.

These Renaissance methods and techniques spread to France, eventually becoming absorbed into the prestigious teaching curriculum at E’cole des Beaux Arts, Paris. Over time they came to England, with Italian master artists visiting to work on commissions in stately homes.

The students shown are completing master copies of Battista Salvi da Sassoferrato’s ‘The Virgin in Prayer’ (although a Baroque painter) as an apt example to understand the complexities in depicting light/shade.

Victoria is a highly experienced tutor holding 17 years university teaching experience in conjunction with junior/and vocational teaching experience. Her teaching ethos is sensitive to the learning requirements of individual students, from a range of different cultural backgrounds.

Below is shown the 1st painting stage in completing a copy of Northern Renaissance artist Jan Vermeer’s ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ by a student who was completely new to oil painting.


” 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