Art Workshops

Art Workshops and speciality courses with Liana Vargas are offered for beginners to experienced painters from Duthy Street Art Studio and Atelier Crafers

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Face of Renaissance

  • Duthy Street Art 6 Duthy Street Unley, SA, 5061 Australia (map)

Ideal for people new to Oil Painting who wish to learn how the Renaissance Artists created their Masterpieces.

Over 3 afternoons I will guide you with ‘step-by-step instructions on how to create a successful replica of Leonardo da Vinci's Madonna Litta c1490 or Sandro Botticelli’s Madonna of the Magnificat, 1483 ca.

During this course (small group) you will learn traditional oil painting techniques including how to apply glaze, mix colours, understand tonal values and the value of preparing your painting with a monochromatic underpainting. 

WHEN: Saturday 13 & 14th July with final day on Saturday 20th July, 2019

FEE: $420 - 12 hours in total* Fee includes Linen Canvas Board, large photocopied reference images and transfer paper.



Day 1: Drawing up and blocking in tone

Day 2: Underpainting

Day 3: Completion of your Portrait

Included in the fee

Linen canvas on board and drawing materials.

Fully researched, comprehensive instruction with clearly presented notation.

A good quality black and white photocopy of your preferred image for your monochrome underpainting. High quality colour photocopy to reference for your subsequent glazing layers.

What you will need

  • Oil Paint

  • Underpainting Medium (low odour or odourless)

  • Odourless Solvent

  • Soft Synthetic brushes of various sizes + detail brushes

  • Palette, Palette Knife

  • Soft Rags, cotton buds, baby wipes

"This course offered by Liana was the highlight of my art studies, a truly wonderful experience. The in-depth notation given and generous instruction was invaluable." Natalie

Those interested are requested to pay a $100 deposit with the remaining amount to be paid prior to the course beginning.

(Please note because of limited numbers refunds or transfers can not be offered.)

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