|Quadrattura ceiling design by Pascal Amblard|
|Tiepolo-inspired painting by Pascal Amblard|
A sought-after mural artist working internationally from his studio in la Haute-Savoie, Pascal is also well known as a generous and skilled teacher. I am thrilled to host him in my own mural studio this summer for what we have been calling the "dream class!"
July 10-17, 2017
Seven day Mural Master Class
This course will give those wishing to improve their mural painting skills, an opportunity to work at a grand scale, learn design, drafting, and painting techniques for creating large scale works.
"It is certainly the most valuable learning situation for students, and the most difficult for a teacher. I will of course prepare this class very carefully, I have already spent quite a few hours on it~ but on day one, hour one, instead of starting to play a well mapped out part, I will start improvising with you! I know in which key we will play and what note to use or to avoid but I will be open to your ideas and suggestions. I will show you how I myself compose, mixing computer and centuries-old techniques.
|Pascal Amblard's painted sketch proposal for the Venetian Mural Intensive|
"Once the composition is set we will use projectors, possibly some free-hand drawing as well. Then we will paint, and I will teach you the techniques I have used and refined through hundreds of murals.
As we have a lot of working space, we will do this on a grand scale. Each person will have room to work comfortably.
"A good mural painter has to know about a few topics : skies, landscapes / trees, architecture / perspective , figures / draperies , objects / still lives. Besides composing a large and complex mural, the point of this class is also to cover all these fields.
"The inspiration for this course is Tiepolo (father and son).
|Pascal Amblard with his demonstration mural|
Reservation information here: Grand Venetian Mural Intensive
This class is limited to 8 participants
Here is a rare opportunity to learn and practice in a large, light-filled, working mural studio, with one of the true masters of this art.
Please feel free to contact the studio with questions or for application details.