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TWU Slates Intensive Summer Art Workshops


DENTON — The Texas Woman’s University Office of Lifelong Learning will offer four intensive summer art workshops in June.

TWU instructor Claudiu Deaconescu, an accomplished Romanian artist, will lead the workshops. Each workshop will be taught over the course of four days, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. in room 005 of the Art Building, located at Oakland and Texas streets on TWU’s Denton campus. The fee for each workshop is $425. Each workshop is limited to a maximum of 15 participants. To register or for more information, call (940) 898-3408 or 1-800-250-7808, or visit

  • “Fresco Painting Techniques” is scheduled June 2-5. Participants will paint a portable fresco panel and a wall fresco. Techniques to be taught include wall and portable panel preparation, preparatory drawing and color presentation. The methodology of fresco painting will be discussed through lecture and slides. All materials will be provided.


  • “Egg Tempera Painting” is scheduled June 9-12. Deaconescu will teach the basics of egg tempera painting in the tradition of the old Masters in pre-Renaissance Northern Europe. Participants will prepare a wooden panel, transform the design to the panel, apply gold leaf, mix pigments with egg emulsion and use varnish. Individualized instruction for all levels of experience will be emphasized, and all materials will be provided.


  • “Figurative Sculpture” is scheduled June 16-19. Participants will have the opportunity to work from a model to complete a plaster figure, beginning with preparing the armature, modeling the clay figure and ending with the final casting. Individual assistance is provided throughout the sculpting process, and all materials are provided.


  • “Mosaic” is scheduled June 23-26. Participants will be taught panel preparation, mosaic designing and mosaic techniques. A historical background of Byzantine, Ancient Greek and Roman styles will be presented through lecture and slides. All materials will be provided.

Deaconescu holds a degree in math and physics. He earned a second degree from the Art Academy in Bucharest, Romania where he studied mural painting as a major and sculpture as a minor. His art has been seen in many exhibits in the United States and throughout Europe. He painted interior and exterior murals for a number of Romanian churches and has had several mosaic commissions for private companies. His work can be seen in the Bucharest Art Museum, Zalau Art Museum and in several private collections.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Treat
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456