Five Day Figure Painting Intensive Workshop
NEW Dates: Tues August 13 – Saturday August 17
Time: 9:30am-4:30pm every day
Cost: $600 ($100 non-refundable deposit due on registration, balance due 14 days before workshop)
Location: Southminster United Church, 15 Aylmer Ave (Galt St entrance)
30 hours of class time
Max 11 people per class
This class is intended for serious beginners through advanced students.
Beige and Malibu Barbie Brown are the death knell of beautiful skin tones. So is any colour that comes out of a tube called “flesh tone.” The skin is defined as being a colourful neutral, but how do we find that balance? How do we create skin tones that are both believable, but deeply colourful? Can we learn to see more colour and how do we do that? How does value affect colour? How do we work with temperature, chroma and hue? How do we become acquainted with our palettes to create more interesting colours?
This class is going to be a deep dive into all of these questions and how to use a larger colour palette (my own has 32 colours I work with regularly). I’ll discuss how to not be intimidated by a larger selection of colours and how to think about your colour mixing whether you have 4 colours or 60. We will discuss how to create rich and varied flesh tones for every shade of skin. We will be creating alla prima sketches, colour studies and working with several different models and background draperies to learn how to handle a variety of colour scenarios.
You will leave with a deeper understanding of:
- Colour theory and mixing
- How to develop solid colour relationships
- How to build & shape gradations in paint
- How to combine knowledge of colour and value while handling the paint
- How to develop palette control & organization
This class is a combination of demonstration and practice time. During practice time, I will spend one-on-one time with each student, giving guidance, critique and support.
We will be completing exercises and some longer pose sketches. We will primarily be working directly (alla prima).
Class sizes are small so that everyone will have one-on-one time with me by the end of the course.
Who these classes are for:
These classes are for the serious beginner to advanced artist. They are focused and intense and I will be sharing as much of my knowledge as I can in the 30 hours we have together. If you love Paint & Wine Night at your local bar, these classes are probably not your thing.
Who am I and what do I know?
I’m Sarah Marie Lacy, and I’m a full-time professional artist and portrait painter. I’ve studied with master artists in France, and have won international awards for my work, which makes me sound very fancy. I am deeply passionate about the work that I do and love sharing it with others and watching my students improve and progress.
What we don’t cover:
I won’t be spending a ton of time and energy on the materials side of things (grinding your own paints, pigments etc). The magic is not in the materials, and other artists will do a better job teaching that. This is about getting knowledge of artistic concepts in your hands so you can get to making the work you want to be making.
- An unlined notebook! I don’t do handouts because you won’t learn as much if I just tell you what to do. I want you to make notes of what I’m saying, copy the demos, draw along with me while I talk. You’ll learn so much more this way. (See the science behind it here.)
- Canvas and canvas paper
- Black masking tape (black is important!)
I’ll send out a full materials list after you register, with a suggest colour palette, suggested brush shapes and sizes, and recommendations for canvas. For canvas paper, masking tape, Gamsol and medium, you’ll be able to purchase those supplies directly from me at cost if that’s easier.
IMPORTANT: Payment & Refund Policies
Payment is non-refundable and non-transferable after July 31st, 2019. The $100 deposit to save your spot is non-refundable, but the balance of $500 is. This means that after this date, you cannot use this payment to pay for a course at a later date, and that your payment will not be refunded just because you cannot make a course that you signed up for. Think seriously about your ability to attend these classes.
Discounts will not be given for students who can only attend a portion of the classes.
If the class is cancelled due to a lack of registrants or other circumstances, your money will be refunded in its entirety and within 7 days of cancellation.
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