Renaissance Studies

Victoria King established her teaching practice at the Chocolate Factory in 2014 offering tuition in the traditional oil painting and drawing techniques as used by Renaissance Master artists. A highly experienced tutor with 17 years university teaching experience with junior/vocational teaching, her ethos is sensitive to the learning needs of individual students coming from a variety of different cultural backgrounds.
Here on the left, shows the early stage of a master copy of Jan Vermeer’s famous painting Girl With a Pearl Earring. This was completed by a student completely new to oil painting techniques.  The copying of Master works is a traditional method which enables students to increase their concentration on details thereby ‘honing’ the eye.  The process of applying layers of paint, was key to the oil painting techniques as used by Renaissance artists.
“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 

Tuition is available on a group or individual basis – for begineers or those with some painting experience.