Oil Painting Fundamentals w/Hamid Zavareei

Wednesday | 4/10-6/12 | 6:30-9:30 P.M.

Old master techniques and materials have been the main inspiration and drive in Hamid Zavareei’s pursuit of art education.

Through decades of independent research and scholarship he has built up a body of knowledge and experience accessible through investigation and research into the available resources in the vast field of conservation as well as historical documents and transcripts passed down from ancient periods to middle ages and renaissance and baroque period.

The focus of his research has been centered on materials and techniques of early renaissance through Baroque era through extensive study and reconstruction of details of master pieces based on documented research within the conservation institutions throughout Europe and the United States.

Hamid Zavareei

The scope of his research encompasses various materials including oil, watercolor, encaustic, egg tempera, acrylic and more recently fresco, within different historical contexts following the evolution of techniques throughout the last two thousand years.

Hamid is self taught and has drawn and painted since childhood by studying the old masters, from early Renaissance to Baroque and he has taught the old master’s techniques for more than a decade. He extends the knowledge of the old techniques and materials to contemporary application to create work that brings the old and the new together in a unique format.

Hamid has shown his work through various venues throughout the United States and abroad including residency, awards and reviews.

6:30-9:30 P.M.
Gage Capitol Hill
The following supply list is available as a kit at a discount at Blick Art store on Broadway. The kit does not include paper towel and drawing material.

  • PAINT – 37-ml tubes:
  • Titanium white
  • Ivory black
  • Raw umber
  • Burnt umber
  • Burnt sienna
  • Venetian red
  • Yellow ochre
  • Prussian blue
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Permanent green
  • Cadmium red medium hue
  • Cadmium yellow medium hue
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • MEDIUMS: A small bottle of Winsor and Newton “Artists Painting Medium”
    • Grand Prix Oil Brushes, Set of 5 series 1050
    • Grand Prix Oil brush, Flat #10
    • One round small brush for details(Robert Simmons Sapphire Round #1or equivalent)
    • One utility brush 2” wide, (chip brush)
    • This is the minimum ‐ more brushes are better. No watercolor brushes, they don’t work for oil
    • Pre-primed and stretched canvas about 16”x 20”
    • At least three canvas boards approximately 9”x 12” for exercises
    • Gray Paper palettes 11×14”, Watercolor palettes do not work for oils
    • Palette knife, spade shape medium size at least one(number 50 from Blick brand)
    • A view finder/catcher
    • A tin cup/palette cup for medium and a small empty jar for solvent (solvent has to be odorless) any jar with a lid will do
    • Rags or paper towels
    • Pencil, charcoal, eraser, sharpener and paper for sketches
    Develop a foundational knowledge of oil painting material and technique through hands-on exercises aimed at helping you understand the mechanics of oil painting. Combine your new knowledge with drawing skills to understand the concepts of contour, value, shape, volume, form and perspective for a more comprehensive experience. Principles of paint handling and proper use of material will go hand-in-hand in building skills to render still-life objects progressively from simple to more complex. Turning form and creating space, use of positive and negative space and creating sound compositions are incrementally incorporated.
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