Attend the First Portrait Painting Demo for Free

  • February 6th, 11:00 – 12:30

Not sure if the portrait painting course is for you?  Attend the first half of the course for free: listen to the introduction and watch the first demo.  If you like what you see, you are welcome to stay and we can easily outfit you with the materials you need.

Lecture: Observations on Backgrounds – Rembrandt and Sargent

  • February 6th, 15:00
  • Free and open to the public

Join me for a slideshow and discussion on painting backgrounds.  The focus will be on the paintings of Rembrandt and Sargent that I examined over the holidays during a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Course Offerings and Calendar—Start Date: Feb. 4th, 2016

Language | Lingua

Figure Drawing Workout: Short Poses with Charcoal & Long Pose with Water-Soluble Graphite

Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

  • February 4th to May 26th, 2016
  • Time: Thursdays from 17:00 – 19:00
  • 16 lessons total: we will skip March 24th
  • Cost: €25 per lesson and one-time registration fee of €25 OR €30 per lesson and no registration fee.
    Model fee included / Materials not included.

Please note: the registration fee guarantees your place at an easel for the duration of the course… with the understanding that you will be attending most if not all of the lessons.  The registration fee is non-refundable.

Join us for two hours every Thursday for a life drawing session divided into two parts:

  • From 17:00 to 18:00 we will do a “Figure Drawing Workout” of short poses using 60 x 80 cm drawing paper and charcoal to warm up;
  • From 18:00 to 19:00 we will work on one long pose.
  • From 19:00 to 19:15: group critique.

Recommended Materials

  • Vine charcoal
  • 60 x 80 cm sketch pad
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Clips
  • Masking Tape
  • Wet-wipes

Optional:

  • Derwent water-soluble graphite set (2B 4B 6B 8B)
  • Water-brush pens
  • Fabiano Watercolor Paper (comes in 56 x 76 cm sheets which we will divide into smaller sheets)

Please fill in the form below to register.

Portrait Painting – Alla Prima

Level: Beginner, Intermediate

  • February 6th to May 28th, 2016
  • Time: Saturdays from 11:00 – 14:00
  • 15 lessons total: we will skip March 26th and May 21st
  • Cost per lesson €35 with one-time registration fee of €25 OR €40 per lesson and no registration fee.
    Model fee included / Materials not included.

    Please note: the registration fee guarantees your place at an easel for the duration of the course… with the understanding that you will be attending most if not all of the lessons.  The registration fee is non-refundable.

In sharp contrast to last semester’s measured attention to the English treatise, we’ll spend this semester focusing on the quick and fluid alla prima technique, i.e., painting a portrait in one sitting.  As such, we’ll have a new model each week.  To help manage cost, I recommend using a support either of wood panel or MDF board covered with LeFrance & Bourgeois acrylic gesso.  I’ll discuss this in greater detail the day of the first lesson.

Required Materials

  • Wood Palette
  • 1 Palette Knife
  • Linseed oil
  • Medium Cup or Jar
  • Brushes:
    • 3-4 Bull Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Filbert)
    • 3-4 Wide Short-Handle Hog Bristle (Sizes 0 to 3)
    • 3-4 Synthetic Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Various)
  • Oil Paint:
    • Titanium White
    • Ivory Black
    • Raw Umber
    • Raw Sienna
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Cadmium Red Light or Vermilion
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Sap Green
  • Paper Towels
  • Wet Wipes
  • Paint Rag (an old T-shirt or pair of socks works great)

If you need assistance in purchasing your materials, please speak with Paola, Francesca, Raul or Matteo at La Bottega dell’Artista.

Please fill in the form below to register.

Figure Painting – Form, Fabric and Ambition

Level: Intermediate, Advanced

  • February 6th to May 28th, 2015
  • Time: Saturdays from 15:00 – 18:00
  • 15 lessons total: we will skip March 19th and May 21st
  • Cost: €35 per lesson and one-time registration fee of €25 OR €40 per lesson and no registration fee.
    Model fee included / Materials not included.

Please note: the registration fee guarantees your place at an easel for the duration of the course… with the understanding that you will be attending most if not all of the lessons.  The registration fee is non-refundable.

We’ll continue with our study of folds and fabric… a painting on a grand scale (“go big, or go home.”)… and consider what it means to create an effective background around a figure.

So come join me with your brushes, paints, enthusiasm, tenacity and a large canvas.  (2 meters x 1.2 meters is recommended.  No guts, no glory.)

There will be one model for all 15 lessons.

Recommended Materials

  • Wood Palette
  • 1 Palette Knife
  • Linseed oil
  • Medium Cup or Jar
  • Brushes:
    • 3-4 Bull Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Filbert)
    • 3-4 Wide Short-Handle Hog Bristle (Sizes 0 to 3)
    • 3-4 Synthetic Hair (Sizes 6 to 10, Various)
  • Oil Paint:
    • Titanium White
    • Ivory Black
    • Raw Umber
    • Raw Sienna
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Cadmium Red Light or Vermilion
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Yellow Ochre
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Sap Green
  • Paper Towels
  • Wet Wipes
  • Paint Rag (an old T-shirt or pair of socks works great)
  • Large Linen Canvas. Recommended size: 2 x 1.2 meters.

If you need assistance in purchasing your materials, please speak with Paola, Francesca, Raul or Matteo at La Bottega dell’Artista.

Please fill in the form below to register.

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