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DATES: 28 August to 1 September 2023 | 5 days, 30 instructed hours total
TIMES: 9:30 to 16:30 (lunch from 12:30 to 13:30)
INSTRUCTOR: Igor Naskalov
LIMIT: 15 students maximum
COST: € 725
INCLUDED WITH COST: Daily lunch & refreshments, easels
NOT INCLUDED: Painting materials (see below), accommodation, travel fare
RECOMMENDED LEVEL: All levels welcome
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Course DescriptionIn this course, Russian classical painter Igor Naskalov will explore the methods of the Dutch and Venetian landscape painters of the 17th to 18th centuries.
Students will compare the techniques and compositional solutions of painters living in the Netherlands and Venice during this period, studying from painters such as Solomon and Jacob van Ruisdael, Canaletto, Jan van Goyen, Guardi, Willem van de Velde, Bernardo Bellotto, and more.
Igor will begin the course with a historical lecture about the Dutch and Venetian tradition of landscape painting during 17th- to early 18th century. Following the lecture, students will work to reproduce one selected work of a Dutch or Venetian landscape painter, painting from high-quality digital reproductions printed on canvas.
In the process of recreating a master's work, students will learn a variety of traditional oil painting techniques according to the landscape painters of this period: from canvas preparation, palette organization, color mixing, use of different painting mediums, painting in layers, and more.
By the end of this course, students will take home a beautiful finished landscape painting, and a deeper knowledge of oil painting techniques which can be applied to your personal painting practice.
Course MaterialsThe following materials are required for participation in this course.
Items on the list marked * are available to buy at the atelier.OIL COLORS
Paints should be ''Artist / Professional'' quality. No ''Student'' quality paints please.
- Quick-Drying Titanium White (Lead White is also acceptable for experienced painters)
- Naples Yellow - Light and Deep
- Yellow Ochre
- Raw and Burnt Sienna
- Raw and Burnt Umber
- Terra Verde (Earth Green)
- Emerald Green
- Cobalt Blue
- Van Dyke Brown
- Ivory Black
- Royal Blue
- Venetian Red
- Alizarin Crimson
- Cassel Earth
- Green Ochre
ACRYLIC PAINTS - FOR IMPRIMATURA
- * Linseed Oil
- Stand Oil
- Liquin Original by Winsor & Newton
- * Gamsol
- Raw Umber
- Yellow Ochre
- Burnt Sienna
- Black (any variety of black is fine)
- 1 stretched and primed fine-weave canvas (The size depends on the painting you have chosen to copy)
- Palette knife
- Metal palette cups
- Paper towels
- 1 clean empty glass jar to rinse brushes
- Graphite pencil
The following brushes are the minimum required brushes needed for this course. Feel welcome to bring any extra brushes you have on hand. A mix of bristle hair and sable or synthetic hair is recommended.
- 6 small round brushes, ranging from size #000 to #4
- 3 medium round brushes, ranging from sizes #5 to #8
- 3 large flat brushes, ranging from sizes #10 to #14
- 3 large round brushes, ranging from sizes #10 to #14
Workshop ScheduleSTUDIO HOURS
- 9:00 | Studio doors open
- 9:30 to 12:30 | Morning lessons
- 12:30 to 13:30 | Lunch break
- 13:30 to 16:30 | Afternoon lessons
- 17:00 | Studio closed
- Morning | Introduction & Lecture: Igor will begin the course with an introduction and lecture on the history of the landscape painting tradition during the 17th to early 18th centuries. The lecture will explore the similarities and differences between the the Dutch and Venetian landscape painters of this period, considering their respective methods and compositional solutions. During the morning lesson, students will also learn to apply an imprimatura to their canvas, to establish an effective field color for their chosen landscape paintings.
- Afternoon | Practice: Students will transfer a preliminary drawing of their chosen landscape, and begin their underpaintings with guided instruction from Igor.
Days 2 - 5
- Morning & Afternoon| Demo & Practice: For the duration of the course, students will work towards the completion of one highly resolved master copy painting after a Dutch or Venetian landscape of their choosing. Igor will guide his students step-by-step through a traditional indirect painting approach, providing extensive individual instruction and feedback. Periodically, Igor will call students to a demo easel to demonstrate core painting concepts to the group.
Financial AidYou may be eligible for funding for this workshop from Werktuig PPO (permanente professionele ontwikkeling, or “continuous professional development”) if the following applies to you:
- You are employed by a Dutch company or organization in the creative or cultural sector.
- You are a self-employed freelancer in the Netherlands in the creative or cultural sector.
How can I check if I am eligible?
Businesses within the creative or cultural sectors are categorized by SBI code.
The list of eligible SBI codes can be found here.
How does this funding scheme work?
Werktuig PPO finances one-third of the total cost of the course, with the remaining amount to be contributed by you or your employer.
Are you interested in enrolling in multiple courses at DARA? Werktuig PPO offers a maximum contribution of € 2000 in funds per 12 months.
How can I apply?
Apply online at: https://werktuigppo.nl/
Applications must be submitted by students. DARA is not affiliated with Werktuig PPO and cannot apply on a student’s behalf. Questions regarding this funding scheme may be emailed to email@example.com
Can students at DARA apply for the STAP budget?
Not at this time.
Are there any other discounts or scholarships available for workshops at DARA?
Not at this time.