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3 Day The Figure in Oil | Tonal Range

with Yuval Yosifov Friday 5th to Sunday 7th July 10am - 4pm

  • Starts 5 Jul
  • 340 British pounds
  • Great King Street

Available spots


Service Description

This course is suitable for intermediate students and those who have used oil paint before, especially those who have painted from the nude model. A discount of £40 per course applies if both courses are taken, totalling £80 discount (please contact the school) Day 1: On the first day, we will start with a presentation on tonal range and provide examples. The class will create a transcription, and afterward, we will paint from a live model. Day 2: The second day will begin with painting in several tonal ranges, either still life or transcription. After that, we will paint from the model. Day 3: Our focus on the third day will be on edges and how they can completely change a painting. We will also paint from a live model. This course centres on refining the quality of tonality in painting, drawing inspiration from art history by examining, replicating, and transcribing selected paintings. Students will have the opportunity to paint from a live model. The curriculum aims to foster a profound understanding of the tonal spectrum within oil painting, spanning from darks to lights. Exploring tonal decision-making and the influence of edges on the tonal narrative, the course encourages students to perceive the world and approach painting in a distinctly painterly and tonal manner. Yuval Yosifov is a contemporary figurative and observational painter, renowned for her figure oil paintings. Based in Tel Aviv, she both practices and teaches art. Her focus lies in mastering the principles of drawing from life, diversity of edges, tones, and harmony of colours. Yuval received training at the "Jerusalem Studio School" under the guidance of Yedidya Hershberg, Deborah Sebaoun, and Israel Hershberg. She has showcased her work internationally, including exhibitions in Europe and the US. Notably, she participated in the Royal Society of British Artists' annual exhibition at the Mall Galleries and secured the second prize at the Hampstead Society, awarded by Michael Harding. Her art has graced venues such as the Figure Ground Gallery in Seattle and the Lyme Academy Exhibition. Recently, she held her inaugural solo exhibition, "Tonal Stories," at the Rothschild Gallery. materials list: please request from The Edinburgh Drawing School info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

We will provide a 50% refund if you give written advance notice up to 30 days before the course start date. 0% refund 30 days before a course starts. Please note there is an administration fee of £5 payable in respect of such refunds to cover payment processing fees. You will need to inform a member of administration staff in writing by emailing EDS at info@edinburghdrawingschool.co.uk. Additionally, if you withdraw for any reason after the course has started you will not be entitled to a refund. We are a small business and we depend on every booking to ensure that classes can go ahead. If a student is unable to attend a class due to illness, then EDS must be informed immediately so that the tutor can be notified. If you are missing a class because you suspect that you have developed Covid-19, please let us know immediately so that we can alert fellow student and tutors. Non-attendance of classes/workshops does not automatically mean a refund, however EDS will assess the circumstances with fair and reasonable consideration.


Contact Details

  • 13A Great King Street, Edinburgh, UK


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