OverviewOne of the most rewarding ways to experience a work of art is through direct contact with the object and understanding the creative process involved in its making. This one-day course delves into the materials and processes of painting, examining its four layers, identifying basic condition issues, and handling works of art drawn from the Christie’s Education study collection. A morning lecture will be followed by an afternoon demonstration of pigment samples, paints, and brushes taught by associate professor Matthew Nichols.
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN
• An introduction to the issues of connoisseurship and the creative process involved in a work of art through direct contact to gain a deeper understanding of its composition of material
• The different art-making approaches with a particular focus on painting
• Techniques for art-making through interactive demonstrations to show new ways of studying art