Painting I

Dates: June 25 – July 16, 2017

A training, built on the newest didactic methods, on abilities of drawing and painting, is offered to beginners, as well as to advanced artists alike:

The portrait, the human body in movement, space, colors, color mixing, strategically application of colors in painting:

Painting I is the practice of figurative representation of the human body on the basis of models and subsequently also from videos and photos of these models.

For absolute beginners the painting techniques which allow an easy entrance full of relish in the figurative painting are shown. For the advanced, methods of experimentation are shown, to extend the known and perfected abilities attained until now. The experienced painter is challenged to develop further into new ways of expression.

Voluntary excurse:
For these interested, the expansion of the “flat canvas” will be elaborated. Starting from motives of the ceiling frescos in the Sala dei Specchi in the Palazzo Zenobio in which our studios are located, we will extend the canvas by moving images. An additional space of phantasy will evolve which is larger and not hermetically. The viewer associates freely and individually.

The piece of art starts its existence in the viewer, by thinking the separated parts together.

The co-operating models are professional dancers and actors who support the students in setting up scenes according to subjects they want.

Teaching Professor: Wolf Werdigier, Vienna

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Painting II

Dates: June 25 – July 9, 2017

The aim of Painting II Class is an exploration of two forces driving the artistic creation: the subject and the object.

Subjects are settled down into desire, while objects are represented by the variety of forms surrounding us. Providing a coherent shape to desire is probably the greatest achievement that every artist aspires to. Through theoretical study and practice, students will try to become aware of the complex relationships between the subject and the object in order to recognize the principles that make "talk" or "silence" in a picture.

Technical priciples are:

  • Brush discipline (gesture, pressure and gravity);
  • Theory of chromatic and tonal progression (matching colors and mastering the “chiaroscuro”);
  • Composition and forces that run a painting;
  • Guidelines to analytical approach to draw a model.

This course brings up the individual potential of each student.

The Painting II Class is designed for beginners and for those who already have experience in painting and would like to explore various possibilities inherent to the process of painting.

Teaching Professor: Sergej Glinkov, Triest

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Painting III

Dates: July 9 – July 16, 2017

„think under the surface!“

Where do we land if we think under something? If the thoughts are going so deep that they become a feeling or at least connect noticeably with it.

Can one communicate the experience which one gains on such a trip into a lower or internal world?

How do we find forms of expression for the experienced: far, wildly, freely, softly or quietly?

Paint blind, feel ways, bring fear, fury, joy, luck or confusion onto the paper, be surprised, by how you are, find out which beings the paintbrush lets arise while dancing, or how the pencil can become the lengthening of thought. Write texts or find words which will elevate to pictures, paint pictures, in which we suddenly recognize something that is communicable with words.

We will devote ourselves to internal rooms and create situations in which deeper streams of the unconsciousness can be perceived. In addition we will work with practise from the Kundalini yoga, with meditations and imaginary journeys.

On paper and also on canvas we work with acrylic colours, coal, coloured pencil and pencil.

Technical devices will be available (video- & overhead projector, tape recorder) to take up action/ moments and then to project again and to process thus.

This class is open to beginners and advanced: no basic knowledge is necessary, neither artistically nor on yoga or meditatition.

Teaching Professor: Rebecca Raue, Berlin

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