Sunday, September 29, 2013

Figure Painting Workshop

Limited to 8 participants! 
Location: The Art House (an extension of the Lake Country Art Gallery), 10356 Bottom Wood Lake Rd, Lake Country, BC 
Dates: November 24, 25, 26, 2013
10:00am to 4:00om - $300 plus model fee

This three-day figure painting workshop is a unique opportunity for students of all levels to learn the process of painting the figure in oils. We will be using a limited palette, which provides a full range of colours while maintaining colour harmony.

The course will center on the experience of painting from a live model. There will be a single, sustained pose throughout the workshop, and students will complete one painting over the course of the three days. This will allow students to explore the stages to developing a painting. We will begin by discussing comparative measuring, to get accurate proportions in the underpainting.  Then we will move to colour and concentrate on big form modeling, next we define the planes of the face and features, and finally glaze to fine-tune the details. Students will learn how to achieve a better likeness as well as how to paint convincing flesh tones and render textures like cloth and hair. 

Each day will include a painting demonstration, discussion and individual instruction at the easel. Class sizes will be kept small to maximize individual instruction. Discussions will include comparative measuring, proportion and structure of the head, stages to developing a painting, as well as form, value, edges, balance, unity, light and modeling with colour temperature.

For more information and to reserve your space please email Bev Gordon at
Here's a photo from the last workshop in Lake Country.  Everyone did such a great job!

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