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Oil Painting like the Old Masters with William Demaria

June 18 @ 5:30 pm - August 27 @ 8:30 pm EDT


Grisaille, Verdaccio, Glaze, Impasto, Underpainting and Indirect Painting…..

Have you ever seen these techniques referenced in art museums and wondered what they mean?

These are various techniques artists have developed throughout history to help make painting difficult subject matters more approachable and allow artists to explore the transparent and sculptural nature of oil paint.

In this class, students will learn how to think about their artwork in layers and explore some of the mysterious interactions of color that captivated artists throughout history. Over this 11-week class, students will learn different methods to efficiently sketch with paint, experiment with various methods of layering paint, and make artwork that is in dialogue with artists through history.

$495 for 11 weeks of classes. Solvents, Linseed Oil, and cleaning supplies are included. Individual brushes, paints, and other personal equipment are not included. (Supplies list on website)

6 participants (adults)

At the end of the class, an exhibition of the students ‘artwork will be held at the Book Hill Georgetown Library.

– Week 1 (Jun 18) Still Life- Drawing, Reductive Grisaille, Gesso Canvas for rest of class.

– Week 2 (Jun 25) Still Life- Mixing Color, Different types of white, Color over Under Painting

– Week 3 (Jul 2) Still Life- Mixing Color Continued, Fun with glaze, Finishing Painting 1.

– Week 4 (Jul 9) Landscape- Sketching with Paint, Intro to Flemish Style

– Week 5 (Jul 16) Landscape- Flemish Style continued, Intro to Impasto

– Week 6 (Jul 23) Landscape- Impasto, texture, and volume.

– Week 7 (Jul 30) Landscape- Finish painting.

– Week 8 (Aug 6) Independent Project

– Week 9 (Aug 13) Independent Project

– Week 10 (Aug 20) Independent Project

– Week 11 (Aug 27) Independent Project


Washington Printmakers Gallery
202 288 8074
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