Workshops

2019 Workshop Schedule

 

January 17-20 — Seattle, Washington 

Painting the Classical Portrait from Life

 

Studio Paradiso

10th Ave. East

Madison Street

Seattle, WA 98122

 

Contact:

206.323.7309

wyatt.studioparadiso@gmail.com.

 

 

March 18-22 — Agen, France

Still Life Painting - Classical and Alla Prima Techniques

We will be studying both an indirect classical approach and also a direct alla prima technique. It’s really two workshops in one!

Traducteur français / anglais sur le site.

Atelier Nadaï

8 rue François Arago

47000 Agen

France

 

Contact:

Tel: +33(0)5 53 67 90 75 (landline)

+33(0)6 09 93 09 13 (cell phone)

michel.nadai@wanadoo.fr

or click this LINK

 

March 25-29 -- Agen, France

Half Length Figure Painting

We will be painting a semi-nude half length figure painting which will also include the portrait.

Traducteur français / anglais sur le site.

Atelier Nadaï

8 rue François Arago

47000 Agen

France

Contact:

Tel: +33(0)5 53 67 90 75 (landline)

+33(0)6 09 93 09 13 (cell phone)

michel.nadai@wanadoo.fr

or click this LINK

April 1-5 -- Edinburgh, Scotland

Portrait Painting with David Gray

Edinburgh Atelier of Fine Art

Custom House

67 Commercial Street

Edinburgh
EH6 6LX

Contact:

+44 (0)131 553 6759

hello@edinburghatelier.com

or click this LINK.

September 12-15 -- Los Gatos, California

The Portrait from Life

The New Museum

106 East Main Street

Los Gatos, CA

numulosgatos.org

September 17-20 — Los Angles, California

The Portrait from Life

 

Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art (LAAFA)

16926 Saticoy Street

Van Nuys, CA

Contact:

818.708.9232

laafa.edu

September 26-29 -- St. Louis, Missouri

The Portrait from Life

Gateway Academy of Classical Art

4814 Washington Blvd # 320

St. Louis, Missouri

Contact:

facebook.com/GatewayAcademyofClassicalArt

gacastudio.info@gmail.com

678.378.5470

November 15-17 -- San Antonio, Texas

The Figure in Oil

Coppini Academy of Fine Arts

115 Melrose Place

San Antonio, TX 78212

Contact:

support@thecoppini.org

or click this LINK.

 

Materials List Downloads:

Note: There may be additional materials needed depending upon the class. Please check with the hosting studio for a finalized list.

 

In my workshops I teach the application of the painting medium as I apply it in my own professional work. Though I strive to keep the class fun and upbeat, we move fast and cover a LOT of material in a short amount of time. Note taking is highly recommended. If you are totally new to oil painting this probably isn’t the class for you. It’s really going to benefit the student who has a fairly firm grasp of drawing and oil painting basics. If you are really new you will learn a lot, to be sure, but a lot of it will be over your head, too. I will teach principles as I demonstrate on my own piece. You will also have the opportunity (and be expected) to apply the lessons on your own painting.  Regardless of subject matter the schedule generally follows this sequence:

Day 1 — Underdrawing. I teach methods and thought processes of how to construct the underlying drawing of your subject on your painting support (your canvas or panel).

Day 2 -- Color Study and Underpainting. We will discuss some basic color theory and mixing. We will create a color poster study to help us work out our major color concerns before launching into our portrait. We will also apply a thin layer of oil color onto the drawing in preparation for day three.

Day 3 — Overpainting — This is the real business of painting where I show you how to paint your subject region by region; bringing each area to a finish before moving on. Among other things we will discuss paint handling, basic color mixing and turning form.

Day 4 — Glazing and Continuing the Overpainting. On this day I will show you how to glaze and make minor adjustments as necessary. We will also continue to work on the overpainting.

In addition students are encouraged to ask any other questions applicable to the art making process. In past workshops we have discussed other items such as: composition, how to take good photo reference material, the importance of drawing/painting from life, personal art making philosophy, and many other related topics.

Workshops that are longer than 4 days will cover the same material as well as additional studies and exercises.

 

If you are interested in a particular class and have questions regarding costs or other logistics, please contact the hosting studio. Thank you.