Silverpoint: process and approach in Renaissance Italy

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Silverpoint drawing is drawing with a silver stylus on paper or tablet with a prepared ground. Silverpoint is associated with the historical approach to drawing in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe and the unique qualities of silverpoint influenced how artists would draw because of the feel of the medium and how it responds to the drawing surface. Drawing line and tone in silverpoint on a prepared ground is a drawing experience which gives you an immediate tactile connection to the Renaissance and which illuminates how the process of drawing employed by the great masters of Renaissance Italy developed.

In this Six-Week Online Course you will learn how artists in Renaissance Italy built up drawings in Silverpoint.

This course can either be completed using the silverpoint stylus on paper with a prepared ground or with graphite pencils on ordinary paper.

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Silverpoint drawing is drawing with a silver stylus on paper or tablet with a prepared ground. Silverpoint is associated with the historical approach to drawing in the Middle Ages and the Renaissance in Europe and the unique qualities of silverpoint influenced how artists would draw because of the feel of the medium and how it responds to the drawing surface. Drawing line and tone in silverpoint on a prepared ground is a drawing experience which gives you an immediate tactile connection to the Renaissance and which illuminates how the process of drawing employed by the great masters of Renaissance Italy developed.

In this Six-Week Online Course you will learn how artists in Renaissance Italy built up drawings in Silverpoint.

This course can either be completed using the silverpoint stylus on paper with a prepared ground or with graphite pencils on ordinary paper.

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Start Date

Thursday January 26 2023 4-6 pm UK Time

Materials

With Silverpoint Stylus and Twelve Sheets of Prepared Paper, None