PORTRAIT WORKSHOPS

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! 

WORKSHOP DATES AND LOCATIONS: PLEASE SCROLL DOWN TO SEE FULL LIST


Next workshop dates London

Workshops run monthly. Please check here for further dates. Tickets sell out very quickly.

Sunday 16th December 2018 at Cass Art, Islington - 1pm - 4:30pm. SOLD OUT

Sunday 27th January 2019 at Cass Art, Islington- 1pm - 4:30pm. 8 places only. Please use the form below to register your interest. A responder email will take you to the workshop details and payment options. Please note that is first come first served and your place will only be secured once payment has been made. Cost: £48.

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Saturday 30th March 2019 at Cass Art, Kingston Upon Thames - 12pm - 5pm. 12 places only. This is a new workshop and runs longer than the Islington workshops where colour mixing is looked at in more depth alongside painting the portrait.

Please use the form below to register your interest. A responder email will take you to the workshop details and payment options. Please note that is first come first served and your place will only be secured once payment has been made. Cost: £55.

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Workshop dates Shropshire (Shrewsbury, EBW) New workshop.

Thursday 17th January 2019 11:30am to 4pm. 12 places only. Please use the form below to register your interest. A responder email will take you to the workshop details and payment options. Please note that is first come first served and your place will only be secured once payment has been made. Cost: £46.

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 Workshop from 11th April 2018 at Cass Art, Islington

Workshop from 11th April 2018 at Cass Art, Islington

Some examples of student work at the workshops. Students work on several portraits during a session in order to work more instinctively with colour and form. This fast tracks the eye to learn to measure naturally and to see colour without overthinking and overworking.

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