Old Master Copy
Day : Thursday
Time : 9:30-12:30
Instructor : Rob Zeller
Pictured left: Instructor Rob Zeller’s copy of a Salvador Dali painting, done when he was a student at the Boston Museum School.
Old Master Copy continues the time-honored tradition of learning from the Old Masters by copying their great works. Students will choose and Old Master painting or drawing to copy. The instructor will discuss the proper use of brushes, mediums, solvents and varnishes. Historical palettes, color schemes and compositions will be discussed. Lessons will be also be given in stretching canvases, preparing panels, making mediums, and developing a working method that is both archival and safe.
Students will bring in a high quality reproduction of a work of art they would like to copy. The instructor will help them formulate with a strategy to do so in a working method consistent with the Old Master being copied. Students may also copy drawings. Good quality reproductions are essential for this exercise. Students who register will be emailed in advance to ensure that a proper, high res reproduction is brought in on the first day.
Important- Prerequisite Class required:
Foundations of Classical Drawing and Painting– at least one session taken at the Teaching Studios of Art or the equivalent class at another school. If the latter option, proof will be determined by portfolio review of images by our director. Please contact us if you have any questions, prior to registering.
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To view student work, click on the images.