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NUMU Atelier Guest Lecture | Painting Best Practices Workshop

  • NUMU Atelier | New Museum Los Gatos 106 East Main Street Los Gatos, CA 95030 (map)

Three Day Painting Best Practices Workshop
Hosted by Natural Pigments

February 19 - 21, 2016 | 9:00am - 5:00pm

$450 • $425 NUMU Members

George and Tatiana O'Hanlon of Natural Pigments/Rublev Colours have spent years developing a technical workshop to teach skills that are not taught in art school and universities—a thorough understanding of artist’s materials and tools, what they are designed to do, when to chose them and how to provide considerable longevity to your finished work. 

This workshop covers the most important aspects of painting that have proven to be the best practices over the centuries. This lecture has been touring for several years in Ateliers and studios throughout the world.

Students will be guided through an intimate digital lecture and conversation for three days. The volume of information can be enthralling and overwhelming, and made into a fun and humorous social occasion.

Prepare to sit, listen and understand the lost and re-discovered treasure trove of facts that every painter really needs to understand. You know those questions that always kept you guessing? Just ask George and Tatiana and please bring a writing pen and notebook!

About George O'Hanlon and Natural Pigments/Rublev Colours

Natural Pigments is based in Northern California. We manufacture and distribute rare and hard-to-find materials for fine artists and decorators.

We specialize in supplying artists' materials that were used in historical painting since prehistoric times up to and including the nineteenth century.

We constantly search for materials and products of the finest quality so that we can bring them direct to you from the source. To do so, we travel the world to find materials specifically for use by professional artists and decorators.

We obtain minerals from mines in Afghanistan, Chile, Russia, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, to name a few places, processing these into natural pigments. We purchase resins, gums and plants from India, Kenya and Malaysia to make natural varnishes and painting mediums.

Our mission is to provide the largest variety of natural pigments, paints and other professional artists' supplies, enabling us to bring you a selection that makes shopping for rare and hard-to-find art materials easy. 

Our objective is to promote the education and use of these materials among artists by providing detailed information for their employment in encaustic, fresco, oil, watercolor and tempera painting.

Best Practices Workshop • Feb. 19-21 • $450
Best Practices Workshop NUMU Members $425