We paint to let our souls know that we are listening.
Find the Painter in you in the New Year.
Saint Joseph Abbey, Covington , La.
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AAW Signature Class
Required for Beginning Students
Drawing Painting Etching Art History Realism Abstraction Printmaking Oil Painting Watercolor Acrylics Manuscript Illumination Landscape Still life Portraiture
Advanced Still Life
Bro. Christopher Schaefer, OSB
Chryl Casso Corizzo
The Next Big Thing...
Auseklis Ozols Phil Sandusky
February 8, 9,10, 2021
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the Thoughtful Isolation Project
The last entry was received the first week in September. We are working to organize them into a digital record. When all is ready, we will have close to sixty wonderful works to show to each other!
A date will be chosen for our potluck gathering and sharing of art work as soon as we get the Covid green light from the Abbot.
We will be in touch with all the painters soon!
AAW Staff Instructors
& Their Courses
Abbey Art Works' Signature Class*
designed by AAW
Artistic Director, Lyn Hill Taylor.
The Eight Week Introduction
This method uniquely combines three processes: the traditional Atelier System, as in the old guilds or Renaissance workshops; the results of decades of research, study, professional practice in the art of painting; and scientific investigation and experimentation in contemporary neuroscience, with provable, repeatable results.
The teaching program is based on a unique method,developed at Abbey Art Works, "Leonardo's Legacy:
Painting, Science, and the Life of the Soul" where Da Vinci's own words, seen through modern science's
knowledge of visual perception, has shown that we all have the tools to draw and paint successfully.
Students learn the importance of mindful preparation for the learning experience, the nature of the
creative model, the path to 'the flow', and how our brain teaches us to paint.
Color theory is explored. We learn the fascinating history
of the Renaissance artist's use of earth pigments, the
Impressionist's new mineral palette, and the modern
artist's chemical colors.
Mixing and using color becomes easy through the
introduction of our exclusive AAW Teaching
the Munsell Color Sphere.
Through assigned projects, students
learn to understand the AAW Method in the
The result is a teaching program that opens
the world of painting to all, that proves its
effectiveness with the most recent
neuroscience, and shows how the
contemplative nature of painting is
simply good for the soul.
This Program was designed for all those people who always wanted
to give painting a try.
It is not too late. Our oldest student is 96 years old.
The first Four Weeks in Pictures
After the four week Introduction to Leonardo'e Legacy, students may elect to enroll for the full semester session for a total of five months of hands on exercises in drawing, design, color theory, and oil painting
with any of the AAW Instructors of your choice.
Schedule & Fees
Monthly Sessions Start
January 4, 2021
Register for January 2021
now for $175 per current month .
New Year Special - register for five
months and save $100.
Like no art class you have ever attended.
* Required Course for all beginning students.