Copying the Old Master
by Andy Nabong
August 26th – 29th
6pm - 9pm
9.30am - 4.30pm
Fee: 300€ (Early Bird: 270€)
This 3,5-day workshop will help students understand some of the power and painterly effects seen in many of the old masters painting. Participants will explore the art of unifying observed reality with imaginative or stylized representation which is characteristic of the old master’s artistic sensibilities. Artists have always been inspired and challenged by the work of the old masters. By studying their work, it will enable them to solve problems as well as aquiring knowledge of various methods and techniques of paint application.
Participants will work from a high-quality reproduction to produce a copy of the painting and learn the specialized techniques for copying master works. The course will include master drawing techniques, tracing and copying, including organizing palette, mixing colors and preparation of mediums, brush strokes, blending and value scales.
This course is for beginners to other levels of skill. Group sizes are kept quite small, so each participant gets a lot of one-to-one attention from the instructor.
about the Instructor:
Andy has been passionate about art since early childhood. He attended classes at The Art Students League and Grand Central Academy, both in New York City. He also studied at the Academy of Realist Art in Canada, Florence Academy of Art in Italy, and in 2019 received a certificate from the Russian Imperial Academy of Arts in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he went for an internship. Andy finds inspiration for his paintings and drawings from the tradition of Bouguereau, Velasquez, Rubens, Caravaggio, Rembrandt and the Renaissance painters. He has traveled extensively in Europe to study the art of the old masters. He has had several exhibitions in the USA and his workscan be found in both American and European private collections. He is an active member of the Portrait Society of America, and of the Austrian Professional Association of Visual Artists (Berufsvereinigung der bildenden Künstler Österreichs).