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August 21, 2019:8:00 amAugust 25, 2019:5:00 pm

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August 21, 2019:8:00 am

August 25, 2019:5:00 pm

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Rosemary & Co Painting Workshop

Carr Head Ln
United Kingdom
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About The Event

Rosemary & Co are hosting a 5 day indoor Master Workshop on How to Paint a Vermeer with maestro, Michael John Angel from the 21st – 25th August 2019.

Johannes Vermeer was known as “The Sphinx of Delft” because so little was known of him and his painting methods. However, a tonne of research has been done over the last 15 years, and we now know how his paintings were constructed.

In this workshop, you will learn how to recreate these luminous paintings that seem to be full of air and light. Under maestro Angel’s instruction, you will learn about Vermeer’s attitude to edges and how to build the illusion of form. You will also learn how Vermeer used glazes to give the impression that the painting is more vibrant than Nature.

Copying master paintings under instruction is the fastest way to learn, and the surest way for a painter to improve. Vermeer’s paintings are small, and the students will be painting them actual size.

Maestro Michael John Angel gives several painting demonstrations throughout the 5 days and teaches the class how to stay in control of the drawing while developing the colour.

Students also receive various pdf and jpeg send-outs that encapsulate the correct methods of using oil paint. These send-outs explain the different grounds, materials and mediums used in oil painting and also describe the various layers used in traditional underpainting-overpainting techniques.

A short biography of Mr Angel can be found on the Angel Academy’s website. He is listed in the Art Renewal Center’s Living Masters gallery, and has served as a judge for several national and international competitions, including the ARC International Salon competition (four times), the IlluXCon international competition, and the Portrait So- ciety of Canada (three times). He has also served as judge for la Collection Beaux-Arts Réaliste, 2014.

During the 5 days you will be provided with lunch and refreshments each day. We will need to know dietary requirements ahead of time. You will meet at the Rosemary & Co workshop each morning and on the first day to settle you all in you will be painting in Rosemary’s orangery. Michael John Angel will have dinner with you in the gardens one evening ( included ) and on another evening he will paint for you whilst you are invited to sit and watch, learn and take notes – this is also open to a limited amount of the general public but your seat is included and you will have priority seating. There will also be refreshments available ( included ).
We have onsite accomodation available at The Maltings. Please contact Ann (accounts@rosemaryandco.com) for information and to book a room there. Spaces are limted and sell out quickly.
We recommend several hotels and B&B’s locally.
– Cowling Hill Top Farm
– Steeton Hall
– Air BnB’s locally (there’s a few!)
– Napiers in Skipton
– The Dalesway
We sell brushes, paints, paper towels and brush cleaner. You will need to bring with you panels and also an easel. We do not sell those.
If you’d like to ship things ahead of time, please send them to our address Carr Head Hall, Carr Head Lane, Cowling, Yorkshire, England, BD22 0LD. Make sure you put your name and the workshop on the outside. Also if sending from overseas state no commercial value. Any customs duties will be yours to pay if we get charged.
We can ship any of your things when you leave too. More info when you arrive, but just know we can do that.