Still Life & Portrait Painting in Oils
- Not scheduled for 2013
- Tuition Cost:
- On request
- Application Deadline:
- All students will be assigned a private working space including easels and stands. Basic studio equipment such as mirrors, charcoal, plumb lines and some small canvases are provided. Model fees are included in the tuition cost.
- Materials required:
- All painting supplies and still life props. A more detailed materials list will be sent to you upon enrollment.
- Level of Difficulty:
- Intermediate to advanced
- Atelier Canova studio
- Class Size:
- 4 students
- How to enrol:
- Use the online enrollment form
This course is designed to teach the students the advantages of a limited palette on two different types of subject matter; animate and inanimate. Flesh is a very difficult subject to paint and it is very beneficial to have the opportunity to learn how to “push” a small select range of pigments to the maximum effect. We will work with a selection of transparent and opaque paints, and explore the contrast of warm and cool colours. Class numbers are small as all students will work “sight-size” when drawing and painting.
This course is the first of two “intensive” workshops to be held at the Atelier Canova for the 2010 season. By “intensive” I mean that it is a full time weekday course and runs for a total of 60 hours. We will meet every morning from 10AM – 1PM for the portrait class, break for lunch and resume again from 2PM- 5PM for the still life course. Both classes have a slide show introduction where I will talk about the history and development of each genre and a slide show and demonstration on the steps involved in developing up the painting. Quick colour studies will be made in both courses and I will give you suggestions on how to layout and mix your limited palette of colours.
Some painting experience is preferred. Students are asked to assemble their own composition in the still life class and I ask that the subject matter is kept simple (no multi coloured fabrics, decorated ceramics or objects that will deteriorate over the two weeks).