MODERN METHODS OF PAINTING THE CLASSICAL PORTRAITURE
A Step by Step Approach
Flemish Classical Atelier, Bruges, Belgium
July 2 – July 13, 2018 (Intensive two weeks – 60 hours)
9am to 4pm with lunch at 12 noon. Classes are 6 hours a day, five days a week, Monday to Friday.
In this intensive ten-day workshop, artists will create a portrait painting from life. Following a lucid step-by-step approach, participants will first create an accurate graphite drawing on paper, transfer the drawing and then paint in oils on canvas.
Gregory will guide artists with daily demonstrations and in-depth personal critiques through each stage of the process – from creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, to color mixing, modeling form and all of the finishing details. Cranial anatomy, materials, paint handling, color theory, and the physics of light will also be discussed throughout each session.
Beginning and advanced artists are welcome. Gregory will work with each artist to meet individual goals.
WEEKLY SATURDAY PORTRAIT
Grand Central Atelier
Saturday Mornings: 9:00-12:00pm (3 hours)
Lunch break: 12-1pm
Saturday Afternoons: 1:00-5:00pm (4 hours)
In this studio, artists will learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting the portrait with an emphasis on accurate observation. The same model and pose will be worked on for a series of sessions as artists strive to capture the likeness of the model first in the linear block-in drawing and finally in modeling the effect of light over the form. Studies will begin with pencil on paper and move on to paint as participants demonstrate greater proficiency. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome.