Program Details

This studio art course is geared to both beginning and advanced students. The only prerequisite is an intermediate to accomplished level of drawing and a serious attitude towards the craft of painting. The painting courses run three times a year; these T
Location:
Monflanquin, France
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
"TECHNIQUE MIXTE" PAINTING WORKSHOP teaches an approach to painting known as the "technique mixte", which has its antecedents with the early Northern Masters (Jan van Eyck).   This technique employs a tempera underpainting over which oil colours are glazed. The technique enables the artist to achieve a profoundly intricate level of detail and greater luminosity of colour than oil paint alone can produce.

This studio art course is geared to both beginning and advanced students. The only prerequisite is an intermediate to accomplished level of drawing and a serious attitude towards the craft of painting. The painting courses run three times a year; these TWO month courses take place in Villeneuve sur Lot.

The name Medici is synonymous with Renaissance. The french word "atelier" means studio or workshop. Originating during the Renaissance and continuing through the 19th century, ateliers served as a place for master artists to create their own work and to teach a cadre of followers the "craft" of painting. This has all but disappeared with the advent of Modern Art where technique has been eschewed in favor of aesthetic theory.
Setting Description:
The Atelier is located in Villeneuve sur Lot in the South West of France. It is a well-preserved bastide village in Aquitaine. The Aquitaine region includes not only prehistoric caves, villages and rolling river valleys of the Dordogne and the Bordeaux vineyards, but also the medieval castles and villages in the Lot-et-Garonne.
Cost:
Two month Workshop (192 hours instruction - 3200 Euros Self Catered accomodations near the Atelier can be viewed on LINKS ,on our website

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 2 Reviews

  • Enjoyable, informative painting course
    5.0
    11/12/13

    Loved this painting program! It definitely improved my painting skills. I learned a lot under the master painter, Greg. The local classmates were very welcoming. The studio was in the middle of town- walking distance to most places in the quaint village.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Phenomenal experience!
    5.0
    10/10/13

    Greg Pelizzari is an incredible mentor, not only does he fully involve himself in his students, but he ensures their artistic development and encompasses the true art spirit. His atelier is like none other that I have experienced. It is more than an academic

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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