Old Master Techniques
Francesca Berlingieri Maxwell
Part of RWA Drawing School
The Royal West of England Academy
From Caravaggio to Vermeer and Toulouse-Lautrec, many painters have used tonal contrast to build depth and volume.
From Caravaggio to Vermeer and Toulouse-Lautrec, many painters have used tonal contrast to build depth and volume. Get to grips with this dramatic
technique and recreate a detail from a work by an old
master on canvas. Learn to prepare the canvas, create preliminary sketches, transfer the drawing to canvas, and build volume and colour through layers of
paint. For speed of drying, acrylic paint will be used.
Some drawing and painting experience is required. All basic materials provided for this workshop (heavier weight papers available at cost price), although we recommend bringing your own brushes if you have them. Please bring an apron or wear clothes suitable for an art studio.
You may wish to bring in something to take wet work home.Participants must be 16 or over.If you have a disability, learning difficulty or mental health issue which you feel may affect your participation in your chosen class, please either email email@example.com or call 0117 906 7606, prior to booking, so we are aware of any needs you may have.
If you need to bring a Carer or Support Worker with you to the class, please inform us when enrolling so we can make arrangements. The RWA has disabled access through its main entrance and level access to the cafe and shop on the Ground Floor. There is lift access to the Main Galleries on the First Floor as well as access to the Long Gallery and accessible toilet on the Lower Ground Floor. If you require the use of the Accessible Parking space please contact front desk on: 0117 973 5129.
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Family Friendly Facilities: Families
and school groups are always welcome at the RWA. Entry for under 16s is free
and the aim is to encourage participation from all our visitors and to instil in
them a love of art!
RWA provides level access into the building and ground floor cafe/shop, a lift
for pushchairs to reach our first floor galleries, and the baby change toilets and
exhibition spaces on the basement level. They are happy to look after your
buggy if you’d like to leave it by reception while you look around.
RWA has disabled access through its main entrance and level access to the cafe
and shop on the Ground Floor. There is lift access to the Main Galleries on the
First Floor as well as access to the Long Gallery and accessible toilet on the
Lower Ground Floor.
feel free to ask for assistance upon arrival, should you require it. Their Front
of House staff and volunteers are more than happy to assist you during your
contact the Front of House team who will be pleased to discuss any aspect of
accessibility with you - call 0117 973 5129.