Painting

Corso breve - Pittura

COURSE DESCRIPTION

The Painting course is aimed at all those who want to approach or deepen their practice of painting disciplines through a series of workshops in small groups. The practical lessons begin with brief theoretical presentations focusing on the theory of colour, the rules of composition, the various painting techniques and related operational procedures, and the themes representing the various areas of investigation and experimentation in painting, thanks to the sharing of significant works and artists.

Following a path of expressive research, guided by the lecturer, each participant experiences different technical operativeness, addressed and treated through the development of personal works, in order to bring out their own pictorial language, an authentic look, to give visible and tangible form to their need to make painting, encouraging a constructive dialogue with the teacher and the other participants.
 

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    Course type: group session – in-person
    Participants: Min 08 / Max 15
    Start/end of the course:  October 11 – December 20, 2021
    Registration dates: October 1, 2021
    Frequency: weekly, on Mondays from 5pm to 8pm
    Duration: 10 lessons – total 30 hours
    Cost: 480 euros (to be paid in full upon registration)
    Materials: an individual easel is provided; it is necessary for the participant to purchase the materials
    Language: Italian
    
Lecturer: Guido D’Angelo
    
Location: RUFA – Via degli Ausoni 7A (Painting classroom) – Rome

    Objectives: In the short painting course each participant has the opportunity to develop his or her own painting process with the support and guidance of the lecturer in all theoretical/conceptual and technical aspects. The painting techniques covered are mainly oil painting and vinyl emulsion painting. Exercises on specific themes are proposed as well as the possibility of exploring individual lines of research. Among the themes considered: “landscape between vision and composition”, “self-portrait: seeing the invisible”, “still life: building and deconstructing towards abstract form”. In addition, studies and in-depth studies of paintings from the history of classical, modern and contemporary art are suggested.

    During the course the following topics and technical applications are experimented with:
    – color theory, color harmony and color harmony agreements;
    – study of pictorial composition;
    – sketching and monochromatic painting techniques;
    – impasto painting with oil colors;
    – spatula painting with oil colors;
    – mixed media painting with vinyl matt emulsion and oil colors;
    – tonal gouache painting with vinyl matt emulsion;
    – painting and gesture with vinyl matt emulsion;
    – painting and matter with vinyl matt emulsion.

    Reference bibliography:
    – Johannes Itten – “Art of Colour”, Ediz. Il Saggiatore, 2007
    – Gino Piva – “La tecnica della Pittura ad Olio e del disegno artistico”, Ediz. Hoepli, 1985
    – Alberto Boatto – ” Di tutti i colori. Da Matisse a Boetti, le scelte cromatiche dell’arte moderna “, Ediz. Laterza ,2012
    – Philip Ball – ” Colore. Una biografia. Tra arte storia e chimica, la bellezza e i misteri del mondo del colore”, Ediz. BUR, 2014
    – 
Michel Pastoureau – ” Nero. Storia di un colore “, Ediz. Ponte alle grazie, 2008

    Materials for drawing techniques:
    – Graphite pencils (choice between Caran D’Ache – Staedtler – Winsor & Newton – Conté À Paris – Koh I Noor – Faber Castell – Derwent) grades: 2B / 4B / 6B – alternatively white Staedtler eraser (or similar);
    – pencil sharpener;
    – Winsor & Newton (or other brand) medium “fusaggine”;
    – Cretacolor gray  kneaded eraser;
    – 2 black carré (square section) Conté À Paris;
    – 1 bottle of black Indian ink 30 ml. Winsor & Newton;
    – 10 sheets of Spolvero paper size 70X100 cm;
    – 1 roll of yellow paper tape 3 cm.

    Materials for the technique with the water-based vinyl matt emulsion colors Flashe by Lefranc Bourgeois:
    – titanium white 022;
    – light Japanese yellow 183;
    – carmine red 366;
    – ultramarine blue 043;
    – phthalo blue 036;
    – natural Sienna 482;
    – red ochre 306;
    – natural shade earth 478;
    – sepia brown 107;
    – black 265;
    – white acrylic chalk 500 ml. Lefranc Bourgeois.

    Oil colors Winton series by Winsor & Newton:
    – 087 Cadmium Lemon Hue – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 109 Cadmium Yellow Hue – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 095 Cadmium Red Hue – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 468 Permanent Alizarin Crimson – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 229 Dioxazine Purple – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 263 French Ultramarine – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 516 Phthalo Blue – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 048 Phthalo Deep Green – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 552 Raw Sienna – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 554 Raw Umber – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 331 Ivory Black – (37 ml Tubes);
    – 644 Titanium White – (200 ml Tubes).

    Tools for oil paints:.
    – Sansodor thinner, 250 ml;
    – Liquin Original, 75 ml;
    – Liquin Impasto, 60 ml.

    Long-handled flat brushes in pig bristle or strong synthetic fibres (hard type):.
    (each brand has its own classification, which tends to range from 0 to 28);
    – brushes, large size, number 20 or 24;
    – brushes, medium size, number 14 or 16;
    – brushes, small size, number 6 or 8;
    – brushes, small size, number 2;
    – flat pig bristle brush, number 50 or number 60.

    Round brushes with long handles made of pig bristle or strong synthetic fibres (hard type):.
    (each brand has its own classification, which tends to range from 0 to 28);
    – brushes, medium size, number 14 or 16;
    – brushes, small size, number 6 or 8;
    – brushes, small size, number 2.

    Other material:
    – steel spatulas (shapes and sizes to be agreed with the teacher at the beginning of the course);
    – canvases size 50 X 60 cm. or 60 X 80 cm. (at choice);
    – rectangular wooden palette for oil colors;
    – flat, large plastic plates for vinyl colors;
    – glass jar with lid (jam type) for oil;
    – water container (like a tall bowl or jar) for vinyl;
    – cloth rags for cleaning materials.

    Guido D’Angelo is an artist, researcher and lecturer based in Rome.

    He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome in 1997 and in the previous year founded the SANGIORGIO research group, a project focused on experimenting with environmental installations using the Multiverse Diaprojection technique, borrowed from the Lanterna Magika experiences of Josef Svoboda, Alfred Radok and Vaclav Kaslik. His work focuses on painting as a language and process system, with the aim of affirming and making visible the complexities and internal articulations of the device of representation. His research also extends to installation work with the use of different materials in constant dialogue with space.

    Since 1999 he has worked as an assistant to Prof. Franco Berdini for the chair of Semiotics of Experimental Sign at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome. In 2005 he started the experimental research project on Image Action in Environment in Berlin, called Aliacorpora Project. In 2006 he began a professional collaboration with the artist Paolo Cotani, taking part in projects in galleries and museums. Since 2011 he has been the creator of art projects and events for the TFAC program – The Fine Art Collective, and technical consultant for the brands: Liquitex, Winsor&Newton, Conté à Paris, Lefranc Bourgeois. For the TFAC programme, he also holds workshops on painting and drawing techniques in fine arts academies and art training institutes throughout the country. Since 2013, he has been the creator and curator of the MAGTRE STUDIO art project within the Cortile dell’Arte in Rome.

    In 2008 he obtained his teaching qualification for Painting Disciplines at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rome and in 2009 he obtained his Master’s Degree in Educational Sciences. Since 2014 he has been holding painting courses and workshops at the Fondazione smART Roma – Polo per l’Arte. Since 2015 he has been teaching painting and drawing techniques at the Roman School of Comics. Since 2019 she has been teaching Painting Techniques and Technologies in the academic diploma course at RUFA.

     

    FEE REDUCTIONS:

    RUFA students: 10%
    
University students: 5% (upon presentation of the university registration booklet)
    Course package: If you have signed up for two or more courses, you are eligible for a 10% reduction on any courses purchased after the first one.

    At the end of the course, upon request, a certificate of attendance is issued, after attending at least 8 of the 10 lessons.

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