TWO DAY WORKSHOP Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21 9:30 am – 4:30 pm Member Cost: $200 Non-Member Cost: $215
Instructor: Giovanni Casadei: (Fleisher School of Art Instructor)
An oil painting made using this technique is painted from start to finish in one sitting, usually in two or three hours. The aim of this direct method of painting is to create a finished work with the emphasis on expressiveness and immediacy.
Palette for mixing colors
Soft brushes for working on a smooth panel
Terpnoid or odorless turpentine
Windsor & Newton "Original Liquin as medium
Paper towels or rags to clean brushes
Cardboard tray to transport wet paintings
HOW TO PREPARE THE SUPPORT Prepare panels with three coats of tinted acrylic gesso. The gesso tonality should be not too dark or to light . The color should be neutral like a warm or cool grey, or for landscape painting could be a reddish grey. To tint the gesso make a neutral color with acrylic paint then mix with gesso.
SUGGESTED DIMENSIONS I suggest bringing several panels of different format no bigger than 14"x14". For example: 14"x7'' 14"x10" 14"x 14" or smaller At list TWO panels for each THREE hours of painting.
Cadmium red light
Permanent Alizarin Crimson
Cerulean Blue hue
Yellow Ochre Light
GIOVANNI CASADEI: INSTRUCTOR PROFILE
I was born and raised in Rome, Italy. From 1978 to 1980, I studied at Scuola Libera del Nudo in Rome under the instruction of the Armenian artist Alfonso Avanessian. It was a very productive, creative, and formative five years for me as an artist. On December 1, 1983, I arrived in Philadelphia. At the age of 27, I started the biggest adventure of my life – to be an artist. In 1988, I enrolled in a four-year certificate program at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. I began to take classes with Seymour Remenick, who became my mentor and friend for the last 10 years of his life. Since1997, I have been teaching painting at various art centers in the Philadelphia area. I enjoy teaching and sharing my knowledge and experiences from my studio and as an en plein air painter with my students. I have found teaching to be inspiring, challenging, and creative.