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Leonardo's Legacy:
The Life of the Soul





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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'sknowledge 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 Palettes and

the Munsell Color Sphere.  


Through assigned projects, students


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 was 96 years old.

This course is offered twice a year. Students limited to ten.

Copyright 2019 Abbey Art Works 

Saint Joseph Abbey Campus      75376 River Road      Covington LA  70457 

     985-789-6889 or 985-327-1021

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