Leonardo's Legacy: Painting, Science, and The Life of the Soul
AAW Artistic Director, Lyn Hill Taylor.
10am - 1pm
This method uniquely combines three processes: the traditional Atelier System, as in the medieval 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.
Based on a unique method, developed at Abbey Art Works, "Leonardo's Legacy: Painting, Science, and the Life of the Soul" employs Da Vinci's own words, seen through modern science's knowledge of visual perception, to show 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 Palettes and the Munsell Color Sphere.
Through assigned projects, students progressively learn to understand the AAW Method in the
process of painting.
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.
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