What you will do
Classes are one to one or of a maximum of 2, this way you can be absolutely certain to receive Cristiano’s full attention for the entire lesson. You are welcome to attend even just one Class and you might be able to finish a painting in one sitting, or you can come back for 2 or several classes, the choice is yours!
Abstract Art is about exploring forms and colour and during your class with Cristiano you will learn how to:
- Develop an Idea for your painting, researching images and how to bring inspiration to develop a new project
- Select the colour to use for your painting and how to choose good combinations of them,
- Mix different media without compromising the archival characteristic of your painting,
- Create movement and force with colours
- Create effects and texture
- Create different textures with unconventional methods
At the same time you will learn all about Mediums, Solvent, Brushes, Pallet knifes and how to make your own painting tool
At your discretion Cristiano will give you an introduction about colour theory, and briefly explain what’s tempera, acrylics and oil colour, pigments, bindings, mediums, solvents, types of canvases, how to stretch it and ways of priming a canvas with gesso, as you would do for a wooden panel or paper; How to varnish your finished painting, the different tips of varnish and how to apply them
You will discover the freeing felling of painting in Abstract and see that there’s no limit to what technique or tools you can use to apply colour: fingers, pallet knifes, wooden sticks, rugs, spray-paint, paint rollers, stencils, and anything else your imagination brings you to!
The ones above are just some ideas of what you can decide to learn, but if you have something that you're already working on, or some images that you want to reproduce in painting, that’s totally up to you! If you have been painting or drawing before, whatever the level, it would be very useful for me to have a look at it, so that I can asses your level and understand where you need to work on.
The more I know about your previous works and what you want to learn, the better I can prepare to give you a great lesson tailored for you!
Did you know?
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Cristiano Di Martino
Cristinao began his Art studies working under a local 'Maestro' in the Italian city of Arezzo at the age of 14. That's where he learnt to paint in a traditional manner, focusing particularly on portrait painting. He later continued his education at the Accademia Di Belli Arti in Florence. During this time he studied many established aspects of painting, including but not limited to; building and preparing a canvas from scratch, using mediums, pigments, mixing and applying paint, layers, brushstrokes, textures, light, realism, abstraction, movement, form and composition and the theory of painting.
In his work today he uses an array of techniques and materials, from the most traditional to more contemporary and unconventional.
He can tailor his teaching to the needs and challenges that are specific to you.
Above all, he would do his best to make the class both entertaining and informative to help you get the most the out of painting and enjoy it as much as he does.
All materials will be provided (all the materials that Cristiano’s offers are high quality for professional Artis use). For coming to lesson it’s preferable to wear clothes that you don't mind staining of colour, or you can wear an apron, if you have one.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.