In The Studios Of The Old Masters

In his belief that any artist should have the opportunity to learn the technical skills and draftsmanship that are the foundations for realist art, Ewan opened Academy of Realist Art in Edinburgh in 2012. Now with its evolution into the Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art, his continued goal is to create opportunity for artists to receive the training that they have always been looking for. As well as teaching full-time at EAFA, Ewan teaches art classes to community groups, gives lectures to art club organisations, teaches workshops throughout Europe and North America and has written instructional articles in internationally distributed art publications.
Lea is an award winning American artist born in 1972. In her youth she was always transfixed with representational art and followed that interest by enrolling in programmes at Brenau College in the US and Carnegie College in Scotland. Through years of art education being encouraged to explore progressively looser interpretations of art, Lea kept finding herself returning again and again to the ideals of representational art and the purity of blending strong technical skills with creativity. Her main area of interest lay in figurative works and portraiture. She joined the Edinburgh Atelier in 2013 and teaches classes and workshops both in Scotland and internationally.
9:30 A.M.-4:30 P.M.
All Level Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
  • 18″ X 24″ Pre-prepared Canvas, preferably linen
  • Oil Colours, Artist Grade preferred, but not necessary
    • Titanium White
    • Cadmium Red (Medium)
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Yellow (Medium)
    • Ivory or Lamp Black
    • Raw Umber
    • Burnt Umber
    • Naples Yellow (Light)
    • Yellow Ochre (Light or Pale)
    • Earth Red (Venetian, Persian, or Indian)
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Alizarin Crimson
  • Brushes: All brushes should be soft haired, not bristles
    • 1 (One) Large 1″-2″ painting brush
    • 1 (One) small synthetic round pointed brush
    • Synthetic filbert brushes ranging from very small to approximately 1/2″ – Preferably, two of each ranging from 2,4,6,8,10,12,14,16
  • Linseed Oil – such as Windsor & Newton, Gamblin or Old Holland, small bottle will suffice
  • Stand Oil- Again, only a small amount will be needed. Windsor and Newton is widely available and is of good quality
  • OMS (Odourless Mineral Spirits). We strongly recommend Gamsol
  • Palette- either traditional or disposable sheets
  • Palette Knife- small shovel preferred
  • Medium cups (Dipper cups) – you can substitute small jars with lids
  • Clean rags or roll of paper towels
  • Masking tape
  • Disposable Aluminium foil dish (this will be discarded after use)
  • Mahl Stick
Taught by the founders of the Academy of Realist Art in Edinburgh, Scotland, instructors Ewan McNaughton and Lea Vaughn take students through the stages of painting in the tradition of the old masters in this five day workshop. Working from a selected study, students learn the specific step-by-step process to achieve an exact copy, as well as gain a clear understanding of the principles of oil painting and the best techniques and materials to use.