Flowers of the Dutch Golden Age

Subject: Painting
Dates: 19 February 2018 - 24 February 2018
Time: 10:30-17:30
Location: The Prince's School of Traditional Arts
Tutor: Lily Corbett
Full price
£ 385
Student and pensioner concession
£ 310
OAP concession
£ 310

Participants in this course will study a selection of images of beautiful 17th Century flower paintings from the Dutch Golden Age, one of their highest expressions in the history of art. You will then paint a single flower, interpreting the image in the medium of egg tempera working on a gesso ground. Then a larger composition shall be undertaken, either an original one or taken from an image from the 17th century. This shall be painted on a gessoed panel.

In this course students shall learn about the method and techniques of egg tempera, including working in layers from dark to light, fine brush work, dry brush and glazing.

Students will need to bring at least one Windsor and Newton Series 7 Watercolour brush, size 3 and possibly size 2 (not the Miniature series) and other sable or similar brushes if they have them. Finally, please bring an empty jam jar.

Schedule:

19-21 February and 23-24 February

No class on 22 February.

Ambrosius Bosschaert the Elder, (Antwerp 1573 – 1621 The Hague), A Vase of Flowers in a Window, with a distant Landscape beyond, On copper, 11 ½ x 9 ins. (29 x 23 cm). Image courtesy of The Johnny Van Haeften Gallery.

Tutor biography

Lily Corbett

Lily Corbett is a painter who studied drawing and painting with the visionary artist Cecil Collins from 1976 until 1989 and continues to teach his methods in life drawing. She also worked as a picture restorer and conserver for many years She completed her MA at The Prince's School of Traditional Arts in 2002.