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Workshops are for all ages and levels, though some experience and ability to mix and use paint is necessary. Working with a model this class is about creating portraits instinctively rather than academically. By this I mean no traditional measuring techniques and working with a three step method or the tri-step (sitter – palette – canvas). The tri-step is a methodology I have developed for my own practice and is how I create a more characterful, instinctive portrait. The workshop also gives strong emphasis to colour mixing and palette preparation. It covers how to use colour effectively by recognising tonal values, temperature and harmony. Preparing the palette before painting is crucial to the tri-step method and is a fast track in developing your skills and creating your own power palette.

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

Basic materials are provided at all workshops, however, if you prefer to use your own equipment i.e. brushes etc, please bring along. We will be using oil paint only in this workshop (for those who prefer to use other painting media e.g. acrylic, please bring with you).


Below are the latest workshops at several different locations. All workshops are structured in the same way, however, the longer workshops (Kingston and Kensington) offer a more in depth look at colour theory, mixing and preparing a palette.

KENSINGTON: 17th March 2019, 12:30pm-5pm

ISLINGTON: 24th February 2019 (sold out). Next workshop 31st March 2019, 1pm-4:30pm - places available.

KINGSTON: 30th March 2019, 12:30pm-5pm - places available

CHISWICK: Coming soon.

SHREWSBURY: 14th March 2019, 11:30am-4:30pm - places available.


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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