|digital sketch by Pascal Amblard, with references from Tieoplo|
Posted here, a series of sketches, which Pascal Amblard has been making to get students thinking about designs for the Grand Venetian Mural painting class coming up in August. This unique intensive class will allow the participating artists to research, design and paint a full size mural from start to finish, with assistance and guidance from Pascal.
|digital sketch by Pascal Amblard, with scenes from Italy|
Pascal says: "After more than 25 years in this business I am finally organizing a "start from scratch" class. 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.
|Digital sketch by Pascal Amblard|
We will share and experience together in what is so rarely taught: how do we get from a blank piece of wall to a spectacular, harmonious and desirable mural composition.
"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."
|Tiepolo-inspired digital sketch by Pascal Amblard|
|Tiepolo-inspired mural design, painted by Pascal Amblard|
|Venetian style mural, digital sketch by Pascal Amblard|
Here is an extremely rare opportunity to learn and practice in a large, light-filled, working mural studio, with one of the true masters of this art.
Reservation information here: Grand Venetian Mural Intensive
This class is limited to 8 participants
Please feel free to contact the studio with questions.