Summer Workshop with Leo Mancini-Hresko: Plein Air

The Atelier at Flowerfield warmly welcomes

Leo Mancini-Hresko

to the Atelier Summer Workshop Series.



Leo Mancini studied art at the Florence Academy of Art, and, after graduating in 2005, stayed on for six years as an instructor of plein air landscape painting and later became the director of the school's drawing program for sculptors. Today, Leo works and teaches from his studio in Waltham, MA. After classical training, he chose to explore a more personal impressionistic style employing evident brushwork and layering to create resplendent tonal effects of color and light. Leo’s work can be found in private collections worldwide and his work was recently acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art.


"The most important element in painting is the creation of imagery. A beautiful image must be considered in composition, color, drawing and execution; it is not enough, however, to just make an image including all four elements. Already that is well difficult. A painting should be painted, you must see the process, the brushstrokes, creation of the ground, glazes and impastos. No two inches of any picture should be treated the same. What always drew me to painting was the contrast between rough and smooth, harsh and subtle. That is where beauty is. I hope to draw the viewer in, to see the world a moment in the way I do." 


The Atelier at Flowerfield is thrilled to welcome this highly trained and skilled instructor to our studios this summer. To learn more about Leo Mancini-Hresko, click here. 














Instructor: Leo Mancini-Hresko

Time:  9:00am-4:00 pm

Dates: Saturday, July 14th - Monday, July 16th

Class Length: 3 Days 

Price: $475

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Class size: 12

*Students will work en plein air for the duration of the workshop, weather permitting.

*When registering, be sure to select the "Summer Workshops 2018" semester.

*If you have any difficulties or questions during the registration process, please feel free to call 631-250-9009.


Materials List:
Either panel or linen canvases, at least three, minimum size around 11x14”(experienced students might want a larger canvas to work on day after day, 16x20 or larger, up to 24x30”)
Minimum Colors:
Titanium White
Nickel Titanium Yellow
Cadmium yellow 
Yellow Ocher
Cadmium orange
Cadmium red
Alizarin crimson, genuine or hue
Cobalt Blue
Ultramarine blue dark
Cobalt Violet
Pthalo Green (or Emerald Green)
Mars Brown (Old Holland makes a good one)
Flat Hog Bristles sizes 2-8, or thereabouts.  Filberts are fine too.  Long haired brushes, no brights preferably.
A couple of sable rounds or filberts
Any medium you are currently used to is fine.  alternatively:
Linseed oil
Mineral Spirit or Turpentine
medium cup
Mosepi paint box with a metal tripod easel.  French box easel, soltek, gloucester easel, or any pochade are fine.
Waterproof gear in case of rain
Hat with brim
bug spray
Reading List:
John Carlson’s Guide to Landscape painting
Sir Alfred East’s book on landscape painting