4 DAY FIGURE PAINTING WORKSHOP
with artist Paul Mowat
Thursday 4th to Sunday 7th July
10am – 4pm
EDS Studio, 4 Thistle Street North West Lane
The figure has been a subject of fascination to the artist from the earliest forms of artistic expression, from Dürer to Doig it has been a part of our creative expression.
On this four day course we will look at the figure, both life and draped , as a way of exploring composition and expression in painting. Working in a range of palettes and on a variety of grounds we will explore the use of the human form in painting, working on spontaneous studies as well as more considered pieces.
Referencing a range of figurative artists, students will be taken through some basic anatomy and we will discuss colour, line and tone. Students will be encouraged to express themselves with a range of tools and a look at mark making techniques while exploring the narrative possibilities in figure composition.
This course is open to all levels of experience for those interested in developing a new interest or artists pushing further an existing practice. An introduction to line and tonal drawing, monotype printmaking, limited palette studies and full colour compositional painting will be covered.
Rags & sponges
Acrylic primed paper or primed canvas or primed shirt card/board.