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Preparation of retouching and painting colors

  • Codice
  • IMC 206
  • Presentazione
  • Based on the growing request to know more about the peculiar characteristics of pictorial and restoration materials (durability, compatibility, optical properties, etc.), this course aims to offer participants the opportunity to know the operational process that leads to the production of colors, from the choice of materials to their packaging. At the beginning the theoretical notions on the properties of binders and pigments will be given, after which the participants will be divided into groups (watercolor and urea-aldehyde paint for restorers, watercolor and oil for artists) to which the appropriate pigments will be assigned. The materials are chosen based on their properties and will all be of high quality. The colors will be prepared according to the traditional technique with glass pestles on stone slabs and packaged in tubes or in godets to be stored for a long time. At the end of the course participants will receive two sets of approximately 20 colors each (oil / watercolor or paint / watercolor) packaged in tubes or in godets ready for use.
  • Obiettivi
  • The course aims to provide participants with theoretical and practical knowledge on retouching and painting materials and on their packaging. They will know the main properties of the approximately 20 pigments they will use for each binder (tone, transparency / opacity, interactions with binders, etc.) and will know how to get them. They can also predict the behavior of the three types of binder to take full advantage of their chemical and physical characteristics (drying times, glossy / opaque effect, solvents / diluents, etc.). Participants will be able to prepare the materials themselves for retouching or painting without the tone limitations imposed by pre-packaged industrial products.
  • Destinatari
  • The course is open to students and professionals in the field of art, illustration and restoration.
  • Requisiti
  • None
  • Certificato
  • Certificate of participation.
  • Crediti di studio
  • 0 ECTS
  • Programma
  • Frontal lectures --------------------- Pigments: terminology, general and peculiar characteristics, main groups (earths, natural and synthetic mineral pigments, natural and synthetic organic pigments, lakes), particle shape and size, interactions with binders, oil intake, interactions with the pictorial film, optical characteristics (transparency / opacity, brightness, covering and coloring power), resistance to light and chemical agents, compatibility, manufacturing methods, availability. Binders: chemical characteristics, mechanical properties in the liquid and in the solid phase, color, types and quantities of solvent / diluent, resistance to aging, availability and preparation. Practical activities ------------------------ Preparation of the binders (gum arabic, linseed oil, urea-aldehyde resin), grinding and dispersion of the pigments in the binders using glass pestles on suitable stones and packaging in tubes (oil) or godets (watercolors and paint), where necessary with additions of additives.
  • Durata
  • 16 hours/lesson
  • Responsabile/i
  • Giacinta Jean
  • Relatore/i
  • Jacopo Gilardi, SUPSI professor-researcher. Restorer of paintings graduated from the Istituto per l'arte e il restauro in Florence in 1990. He works as a freelancer and consultant in the field of conservation and restoration of both mural painting and easel painting. Since 1996 he has held courses on pigments and traditional painting techniques.
  • Iscrizione ai corsi
  • Until 1 April 2020
  • Date
  • From 8 to 9 may 2020
  • Orari
  • 8:30-12:00 / 13:00-16:30
  • Luogo
  • SUPSI, Department for Environment Constructions and Design, Canobbio (TPL line 4, bus stop "Centro Studi") There is no parking available in the entire Campus area.
  • Costo
  • CHF 350.- SKR members will have a discount of 100.- CHF on the tuition fee (up to a max of 5 requests).
  • Informazioni di contatto
  • Administrative information SUPSI, Istituto materiali e costruzioni Campus Trevano, CH-6952 Canobbio T +41 (0)58 666 63 25 F +41 (0)58 666 63 59 imc.fc@supsi.ch Technical informations Giacinta Jean giacinta.jean@supsi.ch
  • Informazioni
  • The course is promoted jointly by the degree program in Conservation-Restoration SUPSI - DACD.