Cuong Nguyen
Verdaccio Oil Painting Technique
Dates: May 23-27, 2022 (30 hours)
Course Fees: €1075 (includes oils, mediums and painting surface)


In this workshop, Cuong will demonstrate his own approach to the old masters technique of oil painting, using the verdaccio underpainting. Verdaccio is a greenish underpainting technique used by early Italian fresco painters. The artist establishes all the values in the underpainting technique. Several transparent over paintings are then applied, achieving a realistic skin toned painting that glows.  Much like his pastel painting technique using the same method, Cuong has perfected an almost step by step method of achieving a great finished painting.  

 Demonstrations and individual attention will be emphasized, enabling each student to produce a finished painting by workshop completion.

This workshop is designed to create a relaxed, informative, yet focused working environment for all skill levels. The core of the lesson will be based on drawing, values, edges, composition and creating life-like skin tone color.
In order to follow this system initially, in this workshop, everyone will be working from the same pool of colors! The school will provide the oil paints, the medium and the Gamsol.(Turpentine is not allowed)

Here is the description for the Oil workshop:
DAY 1: Introducing materials.
            Preparation of the surface (canvas or linen).
            I will do a drawing demo (charcoal on paper) from 10AM-12PM
            Students will start drawing after lunch until the end of the day
 DAY 2: I will show the students how to transfer their drawing to the canvas.
            After transferring the image to the canvas, we will begin the Verderccio (Under painting)
DAY 3: Learning Cuong’s color palette.
            Apply colors on top of the underpainting, using glazing technique.
DAY 4: Continue working on the glazing technique. Start working on details.
DAY 5: Final touches.

 INSTRUCTION: Demos and on the easel critiques. 
CLASS HOURS: 9am to 4pm with lunch at 12 noon. Classes are 6 hours a day, five days a week, Monday to Friday
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Tuition is non-refundable. Should the Flemish Classical Atelier cancel the course for any reason, fees are refunded.  You may make your own living arrangements.  There are all classes of hotels and hostels. Click here for a list of accommodations.

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