WORKSHOP CONTENT & SCHEDULE
Friday will focus entirely on drawing, and Saturday and Sunday will be spent painting.
The first day of drawing will introduce you to the four key pictorial elements: design, line, value and form. You will look at each of these building blocks in detail and work on exercises that develop your understanding of each of them. You will also practise some key drawing techniques such as shading, blending, and hatching, and learn about drawing media and materials.
On day two, you will transition seamlessly from drawing to painting, beginning with an introduction to grisaille painting in oils, and working on exercises that rely on this technique. Finally, you will work on a 5-value master copy painting exercise, copying works by Anders Zorn, Joaquin Sorolla and John Singer Sargent.
The final day will concentrate on setting up a limited colour palette and doing a flesh-toned value exercise, which will prepare you for the final overpainting stage of your master copy painting. You will be encouraged to pay even greater attention to paint handling, edge quality, and bringing each area of your painting to a beautiful finish.