Trompe L’œil: Tricking the Eye with Realistic Painting Techniques

Starts - Thursday 28 July 2022

James Razko earned his Master of Fine Arts degree at the New York Academy of Art in 2015. During his time at the Academy, he received the Academy Scholarship, the New Jersey Heart of a Hero Scholarship, was awarded a summer residency in Moscow, Russia, and was one of six nominated for the Chubb Fellowship. His work is published in the acclaimed book, The Figure. In 2018, Razko received a grant from the Elizabeth Greenshields Foundation.


Date: 28 July and 2, 4 and 9 August
5:30 - 8 pm


15 spaces left


Tashkeel Nad Al Sheba


AED 1,000.00 (+VAT)

Please note that fees are non-refundable.

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In this 12-hour workshop, students will learn faux finish/exploratory techniques while developing the basic skills necessary to create realistic Trompe l’oeil paintings using both, acrylic and oil paint. Trompe l’oeil is an art technique that convincingly tricks the viewer's eye into believing they are seeing a painted object in a three-dimensional space. Learning this technique will help students to expand their ability to create a three-dimensional feeling on a two-dimensional surface.

1 Class (3 hrs): Experimenting with textures and Faux surfaces in acrylic.
2 Class (3 hrs): Creating composition and painting the design in acrylic.
3 Class (3 hrs): Trompe l’oeil techniques in oil.
4 Class (3 hrs): Continuing Trompe l’oeil techniques in oil.

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