We paint to let our souls know that we are listening.
Get out and paint this spring.
It will be good for your soul after being cooped up for so long...
ABBEY ART WORKS
Plein Air - 8 Weeks Exclusive Access
The Abbot's Garden - The Wild Ponds and Sky - Architecture - Water Reflections and More
Plus exhibit in the new AAW Gallery!
Lyn Hill Taylor: Thursdays: 9 - noon
Starts April 8
$175 per month or $45 per day
Drawing Painting Etching Art History Realism Abstraction Printmaking Oil Painting Still Life
Watercolor Acrylics Manuscript Illumination Landscape Still life Portraiture
Saint Joseph Abbey
Covington , La.
Online Registration Now Open
Scroll down this page for all information
Below - Click on the instructor's name to see what is being taught now.
AAW Signature Class
Required for Beginning Students
Next Offered in Fall 2021
8 Weeks Plein Air
The Abbot's Garden and More
Starts April 8
Per day $45
Advanced Still Life
The Next Big Things...
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
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.
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.