THE PORTRAIT IN OIL - NATASHA KUCHKO
5th and 6th December
10am - 1 pm
Unique traditional class in oil painting the portrait
Oil portrait master class with Natasha Kuchko
6 hours painting over two days
€240 euros (DISCOUNT AVAILABLE FOR LOW INCOMES PLEASE ENQUIRE)
including all materials
Selected works by participants will be exhibited in a local gallery
Burnt sienna is honoured to invite international artist Natasha Kuchko to lead a master class in oil portraiture this autumn. This unique opportunity for Berlin residents will give participants the opportunity to learn and hone traditional skills and techniques that are all but forgotten and not taught in school. Kuchko trained in Florence and will bring her unique trained skill set to the Burnt Sienna school this October. The face and the hands are the most challenging parts in the painting practice. Through them we are able to express our emotions, communicate with just a gaze and make a sign that will be immediately understood. In this course we will try to gain more confidence in the painting and drawingdrawingidthe portrait and hands through coping the great masters of the past as Anthony Van Dyck, Velazquez, Rubens and more recent Zorn and Sargent.
Biography of NATASHA Kuchko
Natasha Kuchko was born in Ukraine. In 2007 she moved to Madrid to begin studying at the Artium Academy, which was founded by a friend and fellow artist of Joaquin Sorolla. In 2011 Natasha moved to Brussels where she was working with Old Master Techniques, and visiting Amsterdam, Gent and Bruges in search of insights into traditional skills and mediums, learning from the works of Rembrandt, Rogier van der Weyden, Rubens and Jan van Eyck. In 2013 she moved to Italy, and studied at The Florence Academy of Art, where she pursued a program of classical painting and drawing. She was awarded a two year grant as well best figure painting in 2015.
She was visiting the workshops of Antonio Lopez in Avila and Olula del Rio (Spain). Antonio Lopez is one of the founders of the Magical realism in Spain. Now the artist is based in Berlin, with recent exhibitions in Munich and Berlin. Her works are part of Antonio Coppola Foundation in Italy.
Basic English language although German is understood and spoken too. This course is suitable for both beginners and those looking to improve. No experience is necessary and beginners are welcome.
What is included: Course fees include all costs.