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Leonardo's Legacy: Painting, Science, and The Life of the Soul

AAW Artistic Director, Lyn Hill Taylor. 

February 2023

Thursday 2/2

Thursday 2/9

Thursday 2/16

Thursday 2/23

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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