Painting in Full Color with Teresa Oaxaca
In this five day workshop Teresa will lecture and demonstrate her approach to painting the human portrait in oils. We will be painting an array of model, costume, makeup and still life. This will be the setup that students paint. Teresa’s approach utilizes classical methods of the nineteenth century blended with a modern understanding of color, brushwork and aesthetics. Emphasis will be placed upon constructing a proportionate head using anatomy, value and color. Drawing with be done with the brush. Materials and Methods will be discussed and used hands on.
Participants have the option of working in their own chosen canvas sizes. For example; one sustained long pose or two, three or four 16×20 inch (40×50 cm) panels. We will have in class one long pose for 5 days. Teresa will be demonstrating on numerous days using the same canvas and creating layers and texture. It is recommend that you also build in a long pose into your workshop with a canvas size approximately 36×24 inches (90x60cm). Canvases and panels will be available for purchase from the school.
On Wednesday evening, after class, we will visit the Gothenburg Museum of Art to see their collection which features many Scandinavian masters such as Anders Zorn and P.S. Krøyer. Travel to the museum and entrance are included in the course fee.
Class hours: 9:00 – 16:00, Monday to Friday with a one hour lunch break.
Brushes, palettes, palette cups, palette knives, oil, solvent and some student grade paints will be made available by Florence Academy for students to use but specific colors needed will be the responsibility of the participants. Refer to the list below for what you will need.
Painting Workshop Supplies
This is the recommended palette I use (Paints Available at Natural Pigments Website: https://www.naturalpigments.com/teresa-oaxaca-palette.html
Ultramarine Blue Green Shade
Chromium Oxide Green
Chrome Yellow Primrose
Lead Tin Yellow
Dark Orange Molybdate
Cypress Umber Raw Dark
Lead White #1
Cobalt Chromite Blue
Or you can substitute some or all of these colors with pigments of similar names (listed below) should you already have some or are unable to get a hold of Rublev colors. The selected list is however preferable as it is an integral part of my working palette and it has been selected for paint handling qualities and quick drying time so that your progress in the workshop may run smoothly without the added difficulty of having to work over still wet or tacky paint. You will notice the high number of earth colors, umbers and leads. The oils that bind these pigments and that will be used as a medium also exemplify quick drying times.
Cadmium Yellow light
Lead White/a white
Vermillion or Cadmium Red
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
Daily instruction in the English language. 3 + 3 h/day with the model (where applicable). Museum entrance ticket.
Instruction in the English language for all classes and group lessons.
The kitchen area of the school, with refrigerators and microwaves, is available to students throughout the duration of the course.
HOUSING & ACCOMODATION AND TRANSPORTATION:
The Florence Academy of Art will provide a list of available housing in the vicinity to accepted students. The administrative staff is available before the course, as well as during the course, to assist students and answer questions. Booking and organizing housing is the responsibility of the student.
Costs for housing and accomodation are not included in the course fee.
The student is responsible for organization and costs related to transport to and from Mölndal.
AFTER COMPLETING THE COURSE:
After the course is completed, the student will have the opportunity to receive assistance with shipping work completed during the course. An additional fee will be charged for this optional service. Specific rules apply for sculpture courses. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
To see more of Molly’s work, visit mollyjudd.com
Götaforsliden 17, 431 34 Mölndal, Sweden
The Florence Academy of Art endeavors to provide an educational environment conducive to encouraging the artistic talents of each student. This requires that all students respect the policies of the Academy, its instructors, and the other students in the program. By enrolling in the Academy, students agree to subscribe to these policies as contained in the Student Handbook available on this website.
Minimum enrollment requirement for all courses is 5. Students will be notified if this number is not reached 60 days before the first day of class. At that time, they will be given the choice of either enrolling in another class, availability permitting, or having a full refund of the course fee.
PAYMENT AND REFUND POLICY
Full payment for each course is required to secure your spot in the workshop. Until payment is received spots can be given away to others who pay the course fees. If you withdraw from the course 30 days or more before the first day of class you will receive a 75% refund. If you withdraw seven days or more before the first day of class you will receive a 50% refund. If you withdraw less than seven days before the first day of class then you will not receive any refund.
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