Dutch Still Life Painting Workshop

The Tower Room

Five Day Workshop

Dutch still Life Painting Techniques of the 17th Century

During this workshop students will explore the traditional painting materials and techniques used by the Dutch masters of the 17th Century. Students will be guided through the various stages of the work as practiced by artists of this period. The workshop is designed for students of all levels of experience, from beginners to professional artists.

Dutch masters of this period perfected a method of achieving fine detail through a technique whereby egg tempera is applied into the wet oil paint. By this method artists were able to achieve a high degree of detail and definition as well as beautiful sfumato effects, hitherto impossible to achieve in a purely oil technique.

David Cranswick is artist in residence at Cowdray Studio, Cowdray House. David trained at the Royal Academy of Arts, London. In 1999 David received a doctoral degree for practical research into the traditional painting materials and techniques practiced by master painters from 13th to 17th centuries. David lectures at the Princes School of Traditional Arts, London within the M.A. and PhD departments. David is a professional painter and has been painting for over thirty years.

The cost for the 5 day workshop is £420 and includes materials. Places are limited to 10 students.  (Please note that courses will be confirmed three weeks ahead of the start date)

This course will take place at the studio in the Tower Room at Cowdray Ruins.

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