Copying Vermeer In Studio


Cork, 12 – 14 May 2023
MTU Gallery, Crawford College of Art & Design, No. 46 Grand Parade, Cork
Times: 10am – 5pm each day
Oil Painting

Johannes Vermeer (1632-75) is considered by many to be one of the greatest painters who ever lived. I was fortunate enough to spend last summer studying Vermeer’s work in great detail in the Netherlands. You can read more about this experience on my blog here.

In this 3-day studio workshop, aimed at intermediate to advanced oil painters, we will examine in detail Vermeer’s materials, methods and techniques, by reproducing one of his master paintings. You will be given a choice of six paintings and you will choose just one of these for the master copy painting main exercise. Copying master paintings not only gives you an insight into the working methods and techniques of the master artist, but it is also one of the best ways to improve your own painting skills, and until the 20th century, this was the standard by which artists learned how to paint.

This workshop will include many demonstrations, guiding you in detail through the painting process, interaction and discussion about the oil painting method and techniques, and practical exercises which will be individually appraised.

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