THE AAW SIGNATURE PROGRAM
"The life of a painting is in the indeterminate." Lyn Taylor
Six Weeks of Discovery
Introduction to Leonardo's Legacy
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Abbey Art Works offers fine art instruction
designed by AAW Artist-in-Residence
and Artistic Director, Lyn Hill Taylor.
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.