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Pegaso Models announced 1° International Painting Workshop, to be hosted, in English language, in Siena from 27 to 30 November 2008.

For any further information, details or request please write to: segr.pegasoworkshop@libero.it

After two successful editions of this workshop at a national level (December 2007 and April 2008), Pegaso Models are proud to announce the first International Painting Workshop, which will be hosted in Siena from 27 to 30 November 2008.

Over a period of four days, in the Siennese countryside, a comprehensive workshop on the technique and art of figure painting will be held. The attendees will be exposed to the painting techniques and routines of the workshop trainers, who will be mindful of and sensitive to each person’s individual styles and preferences. The workshop will have the correct balance of theoretical content, demonstrations and practical ‘hands on’ application, for those who want to improve their figure painting. It will also enable participants to make new networks and provide an opportunity to meet up with old friends.

The aim of this International Painting Workshop is to unite figure painters into a grand community, to create a network of contacts which will transcend international borders, to overcome the doubt, difficulties and fears amongst beginners and to be able to meet some of the internationally famous artists in the world of figure painting who will supervise and work with them.
Similar to the earlier editions, this workshop will be hosted in an environment which will inspire the creative talents of individuals: held in an extraordinary setting with the soft Tuscan hills as a backdrop, at an extremely evocative and historic location (the medieval village of Lucignano d’Arbia), and a reception with typical Italian warmth and hospitality.


The structure of the International Painting Workshop 2008 is simple. The workshop which will be held in the hall of the “Borgo Antico” Hotel, in Lucignano d’Arbia (Siena), and is pitched as a “general advanced course” in figure painting. It will have two distinct classes: painting with oils and painting with acrylics. The classes will have a maximum of 15 people per class, which is an ideal number to enable the supervisors to offer continual and punctual assistance, input and support on an individual basis.
The classes are divided into a series of painting sessions, each lasting about 4 hours and these will be preceded by a theoretical, introductory lecture which will be held in the late afternoon/early evening, Thursday 27th November 2008. The various painting sessions will be structured into themes and will explore different principles, techniques and practical advice to render flesh, cloth, leather, metallics and decorations.

Each class will be led by two instructors who will alternatively demonstrate their techniques to the class and will provide continuous monitoring and support for the participants.

The classes will be lead by the following:

• Acrylic painting class: Diego Ruina & Emiliano Iacobacci

• Oil painting class: Pietro Balloni & Massimo Pasquali

Although registration is open to all, a minimum level of painting experience (at least at “standard” level) is required. This is because only a minimum amount of time will be spent on the basic fundamentals of figure painting.

Every participant will receive a 75mm figure, produced by Pegaso Models, complete with a base made from Paduk. The figure will be a conversion by Andrea Jula of one of the subjects in the Pegaso Models catalogue and will be produced exclusively for the participants of the International Painting Workshop 2008. This figure will not be made commercially available.

This figure will be the subject of the demonstrations and practical applications. It must be noted that the figure will need to be prepared and ready for painting prior to the Workshop. The cleaning of the figure, including the removal of mould lines and flash, pinning and assembly, mounting the piece on an adequate support and priming the figure, will be the responsibility of each participant.

At the end of the Workshop, each participant will receive a certificate of participation.


Each participant needs to have the following items relevant to the class they have chosen, with them:

Oil painting class:

• Lighting: Desk lamp, daylight globe or blue globe min. 60 w. power (optional)
• Paint brush: sable paint brush of a ‘double’ or ‘triple’ zero size (either new or used but if the latter, the brush should have a perfect point).
• Paint brush: sable paint brush of a ‘zero’ or ‘one’ size (either new or used but if the latter, the brush should have a perfect point).
• Paint brush: synthetic brush of a ‘one’ or ‘two’ size (round or flat head) to apply base coats and to be used to blend the colours.
• Small spatula to mix the colours.
• White spirits (not turpentine)
• A selection of good quality oil paints (extra fine) in the following colours: Titanium White, Yellow or Gold Ochre, Naples Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Prussian Blue, Cobalt Blue, Terra Rosa, Ivory Black, Burnt Umber, Burnt Sienna, Flesh Tint & Cadmium Red.
• Acrylic colours (preferably Andrea Colours) to be used for the base coat (owing to the limited time constraints, we discourage the use of Enamels for base coats).

Acrylic painting class:

• Lighting: Desk lamp, daylight globe or blue globe min. 60 w. power (optional)
• Paint brush: sable paint brush of a ‘double’ or ‘triple’ zero size (either new or used but if the latter, the brush should have a perfect point).
• Paint brush: sable paint brush of a ‘zero’ or ‘one’ size (either new or used but if the latter, the brush should have a perfect point).
• Synthetic paint brush of a ‘one’ or ‘two’ size to be used to apply the base coat and washes.
• Good quality acrylic colours (either Andrea, Vallejo or Prince August).


The detailed programme for the Workshop follows. Kindly note that the organisers of the Workshop reserve the right to modify the programme. If there are any modifications, participants will be given timely notice of changes. Participants are advised to arrive punctually to each session because, owing to the intense programme, it will not be possible to vary the start times for any session nor change the order of the courses.

Thursday 27th November 2008 (Introductory lesson)

• 9:00 – 18:00 : Arrival, check in, and preparation & registration

• 18:00 : Theoretical Introduction lecture Part 1 (colour theory, zentiale
light, general issues of painting and various painting
techniques) with simultaneous demonstrations

• 20:00 : Dinner

• 22:00 : Theoretical Introduction lecture (Part 2)

Friday 28th November 2008

• 08:00 : Breakfast

• 8:30 – 13:00 : 1st Painting session

• 13:00 : Buffet lunch

• 15:00 : Visit to Pienza/ Montalcino

• 19:30 : Dinner at restaurant, Montalcino

• 22:00 : Grappa tasting at the Hotel

Saturday 29th November 2008

• 8:00 : Breakfast

• 8:30 – 12:30 : 2nd Painting session

• 13:00 : Buffet lunch

• 14:00 – 18:00 : 3rd painting session

• 18:30 : Visit to Pegaso Models (optional)

• 20:00 : Dinner

• 21:30 : 4th painting session (nocturnal session)

Sunday 30th November 2008

• 8:00 : Breakfast

• 8:30 – 12:00 : 5th Painting session

• 13:30 : final lunch at a restaurant in the centre of Siena (Piazza del Campo)
and a guided tour of the city (optional). Cost 50 € per person


Enrolment to the Pegaso Painting Workshop 2008 is open to all.
The procedure to pre-register for the course is simple: send an email to segr.pegasoworkshop@libero.it, with your name, surname and telephone number, specifying which class you wish to attend (either the oil painting or acrylic painting class) no later than 15th October 2008.
Given that there are limited spaces at the Workshop (a maximum of 15 places per class), the selection of participants will be made on a ‘first come first served’ basis and selection will be based on the time and date of receipt of the pre-registered emails.
After the 15th October 2008, and once the maximum number of participants has been reached, the selected participants will receive correspondence confirming instructions for the payment of the Workshop, as well as a form which needs to be completed and returned by 1st November 2008 (a copy of the bank credit transfer receipt must be sent via fax to fax number 0577 393470), with a confirmation of this payment via email. Once payment has been confirmed and received, the participant will be enrolled to participate in the Workshop.

After this date, the participant’s place is reserved and in the event of a withdrawal, it is important to note that the participant will NOT be refunded.

The participants will receive their figure and base to prepare (clean, assemble, mount and prime as per preceding instructions), in time for the start of the Workshop.
The figure and the base will remain the property of the participant even if the registered participant decides to withdraw from the Workshop.

Type of Registration

Tariff A: nominated painting class, 75mm figure, base, board and lodging (excluding the cost of the final Sunday lunch), staying in a double bedroom (for three days). Euro 500 + i.v.a.

Tariff B: nominated painting class, 75mm figure, base, board and lodging (excluding the cost of the final Sunday lunch), staying in a single bedroom (for three days). Euro 550 + i.v.a.

Sunday lunch and guided tour of Siena (optional): Euro 50, to be booked by participants when registering.

For further information & registration: segr.pegasoworkshop@libero.it
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