november 8 | investigating the techniques of old master painting
9am – 3:30pm | 8mmps
Created for visual art teachers, including those who lead school tours at area art museums as part of the Museum Education Program
Free | breakfast and lunch included
Participants will learn about the techniques of painting used by Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci and Rembrandt, including preparing the support, tempera versus oil painting, restoration and the detection of fakes. Hands-on demonstration of tempera and transfer techniques. Special emphasis on scientific technologies used to study the works, including infrared, microscope, cross-sectioning of paint layers. Lesson plan demonstrations will include turning students into art detectives, as they learn how to uncover a forged painting using sleuthing technology, and how to make a Renaissance-style portrait, including transferring “cartoons” (chalk under drawing) onto a surface, working with the natural compounds to make various colors of paint, and filling shaded areas with tempera or acrylic glazes.
As a follow-up field experience teachers will also be given the opportunity to schedule a free class tour of the museum.
To Register for a workshop please use the Miami-Dade Professional Development Menu and Registration system:http://calendar.dadeschools.net/