"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,


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.


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.

Lyn Hill Taylor,  Instructor

Next Session Begins on

October 31, 2019

Leonardo's Legacy:

Painting, Science,

and the

Life of the Soul

     6 Week Introduction





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Saint Joseph Abbey Campus      75376 River Road      Covington LA  70457       985-789-6889 or 985-327-1021