silverpoint photo by darryl smith
Artist-Scholar Series: Silverpoint
Instructor: Darryl Smith
July 24 — July 25, 2021
Time: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Tuition: $199

In this workshop, students will learn the history of working in silverpoint and its usage in the Italian and Northern Renaissance. Through examination of Cennino Cennini’s book Il Libro dell’Arte (The Book of Art), we will learn the fundamentals and specificities of line drawing as they pertain to working in silverpoint. Students will also learn about the traditional method of silverpoint ground preparation on paper and compare it to contemporary silverpoint grounds and ready-made surfaces. Students will be drawing from a live model using the silverpoint preparations they have made.

Studio Incamminati’s Artist-Scholar Series are workshops that go beyond the basic art class and investigate the creation of materials as well as the application, science, and historical narratives surrounding classical and modern techniques through discussion and hands-on investigation.

About Instructor

Born in Georgetown, D.C. in 1992, Darryl Babatunde Smith started making art as a way of interpreting foreign languages as opposed to translating them in English. He studied French, German, and Latin in high school and later began to learn Ancient Greek and Italian on his own. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, where he completed his BFA in Painting, and at the New York Academy of Art where he obtained his MFA in Drawing an Anatomy. Through Darryl's knowledge of Latin and Ancient Greek he immerses himself in antiquity. Darryl uses Greco-Roman symbols and traditional Renaissance techniques to connect personal narratives with classical literature. His metalpoint and egg tempera works show how ideas from antiquity live on today.

Darryl's drawings have been featured in Fine Arts Connoisseur's website and in Artists on Art's digital magazine. His work has been exhibited in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Hillsdale, Michigan; Reykjavík, Iceland; and New York City. In the past two years he has been awarded three residences in Iceland, Italy, and Greece, where he created work inspired by the landscape and ancient artifacts. Recently his metalpoint and egg tempera works have been exhibited in Assisi, Italy and Athens, Greece.

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A supply of masks is available for those who do not have their own. Additionally, our facilities have new state-of-the-art HVAC air filtration systems installed throughout the space as well as hand sanitizer dispensers. We appreciate your cooperation.

Workshops Payment and Refund Policies
Due to limited class space, tuition is non-refundable. A credit for tuition may be issued up to
30 days before the first workshop class. No credit will be issued after that time. Credits are valid from one year of issue. Registration and enrollment is first-come, first-served with full tuition due at time of registration.
Continuing Education and Emerging Artists School-year Program Payment and Refund Policies
Due to limited class space, tuition must be paid in full at time of registration. A $100 fee is applied for cancellation up to the first class. No refunds will be issued after the first class.
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