Techniques of the Old Masters

    EX 1111 is offered this winter:

Gain prac­ti­cal expe­ri­ence as well as insight into past tech­ni­cal devel­op­ments from a vari­ety of his­tor­i­cal peri­ods. While paint­ing from a mod­el and still life, you will become famil­iar with the use of under­lay­ers, glaz­ing, scum­bling, velatu­ra, dead col­or, and gri­saille. Empha­sis will be placed upon study­ing the art works of the Old Mas­ters with a spe­cial inter­est for their use of the trans­par­ent paint vs. opaque paint.


Jan 27, 2022Mar 10, 2022




6:30 pm – 9:30 pm MT




In-per­son (face-to-face) learning, campus

In-person courses are taken entirely in-class. for­mat details

Classes take place at U of A campus, Edmonton.

Your Instructor

Izabella OrzelskiID: izabella-orzelski

Frequently invited as a guest speaker to international conferences, Izabella Orzelski has received numerous awards and grants, including a Winspear Fund Grant and a Dahesh Museum Award in New York. Among her commissioned works are the life-size portraits of Dr. Harriet Winspear and the late Honourable Lois E. Hole, former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta. Izabella holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in education from the University of Alberta.

Class info
This course has no prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

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