The Life of the Soul
Abbey Art Works offers fine art instruction
designed by AAW
Artistic Director, Lyn Hill Taylor.
The Four 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.
The First Four Weeks in Images
Old Pecan Trees at the Chicken Coop
Oil on Canvas
Lyn Hill Taylor
Covington 1980 Pen and Ink Lyn Hill Taylor
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