For over a hundred years, most causes of paint failures have been studied: humidity, temperature and paint embrittlement. The symptoms were obvious—cracking, delaminating and paint loss—but the causes were not. Conservation workers gradually formed concepts as to the causes of cracking and paint loss of old paintings. Concurrently, the coatings industry studied failures in all types of paint films. Artists developed their own ideas, but remained largely unaware of findings from both the conservation community and the coatings industry.
Natural Pigments spent years developing a technical workshop to teach skills that are not taught in art school and universities—a thorough understanding of artist’s materials and tools, what they are designed to do, when to chose them and how to provide considerable longevity to your finished work. This workshop covers the most important aspects of painting that have proven to be the best practices over the centuries.
The information-packed workshop includes all aspects of constructing a painting from the support and ground to the final layers. Practical procedures will be clearly explained and demonstrated on how to build your oil paintings based on conservation research during the past century. This workshop is designed for painters of all mediums, but special emphasis is given to oil painting.
These three days will provide more information on the craft of painting than most art students learn in four years of art school.
For a complete outline of the workshop, please read this article Painting Best Practices Workshop.
The limited class size allows each attendee to receive personal attention and have questions answered specific to their needs. Due to the limited class size, we ask that you register early and pay for the workshop upon registration. All workshop materials are included in the tuition.
If you cancel the workshop, please note that the workshop tuition is non-refundable. In the event that you cannot attend the workshop, you will be given a rain check to attend a workshop at the same or different location in the future. In the event we cancel the workshop, your tuition will be refunded completely.