PORTRAIT WORKSHOPS

Bargehouse OXO Tower

Bargehouse OXO Tower

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I have started running a regular portrait workshop in collaboration with Cass Art, London. They are usually held at the Cass Art flagship store in Islington.

These workshops are for all ages and levels, though some experience and ability to mix and use paint is necessary. Working with a live model this class is about working instinctively rather than academically. By this I mean a technique of application and movement likened to action painting, adopted by the early abstract expressionists. In doing this it focuses on colour, light and form while working quickly to capture the expression and character of the model. Producing an instinctive portrait, rather than focusing on measuring and traditional representation, a fast track developing skill in expressing character. When creating a portrait this kind of preliminary work is crucial. It is the way I gather my reference material before I begin on the main portrait. These workshops are excellent in training the eye to a much more sophisticated level of seeing. You will begin to understand the complexity of colour much more and your ability in drawing and measuring will come naturally.

The atmosphere is relaxed and fun but prepare to be tired out by the end! 

The next workshop dates are:

Sunday 22nd October 2017 at The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower, 12:30pm to 3:30pm. 15 students only. Sold out.

Sunday 26th November 2017 at Cass Art Islington, 1pm to 4:30pm. 10 students only. Sold out.

Sunday 17th December 2017 at Cass Art Islington, 1pm to 4:30pm. 8 students only. Sold out.

 

Hello 2018! 

New Workshop dates 

Sunday 11th February 2018 at Cass Art Islington, 1pm to 4:30pm. 8 places only. Buy Tickets here

 

Last weekend (Sunday 26th November) we had our portrait workshop at Cass Art in Islington. The paintings above are a handful of the portraits in progress during the day. The work this time was excellent and showed real progress. It was an intense but very enjoyable session, some of the students have written a few words below about the workshop.  “Taking your Portrait Painting Masterclasses has completely transformed the way I think about and the approach I take to painting.” Jim H. ‘The painting workshop welcomes everyone, whatever their ability. It’s a relaxing ambient environment; very intense and enjoyable. Individual feedback is insightful and constructive with an emphasis on personal growth and development. A brilliant experience!’  Jane C. 'A great experience.The workshops provides a great safe space to experiment with other artists as well as to gain expert advice from a renowned and fantastic painter. Just the right mix of independence and guidance. I have been twice and will definitely be going again, could not recommend more.' Jaqueline D.  

Last weekend (Sunday 26th November) we had our portrait workshop at Cass Art in Islington. The paintings above are a handful of the portraits in progress during the day. The work this time was excellent and showed real progress. It was an intense but very enjoyable session, some of the students have written a few words below about the workshop. 

“Taking your Portrait Painting Masterclasses has completely transformed the way I think about and the approach I take to painting.”
Jim H.

‘The painting workshop welcomes everyone, whatever their ability. It’s a relaxing ambient environment; very intense and enjoyable. Individual feedback is insightful and constructive with an emphasis on personal growth and development. A brilliant experience!’  Jane C.

'A great experience.The workshops provides a great safe space to experiment with other artists as well as to gain expert advice from a renowned and fantastic painter. Just the right mix of independence and guidance. I have been twice and will definitely be going again, could not recommend more.' Jaqueline D.