About the course:
Develop your figure-painting skills in this series of art classes for adults. Join in for 10 Wednesday evenings to immerse yourself in art, meet new people and uncover the extraordinary possibilities of oil paint in depicting the human form.
What you will learn:
Over the 10-week course, you will learn about contemporary and traditional approaches to painting the figure in oil paint. Beginning with proportion and tonal oil painting, students will develop skills in long-pose figure painting with an emphasis on creating volume, and chiaroscuro (depth of light and shade).
Beginning with drawing from printed copies using traditional plumb line method for proportion, students will also be introduced to structure and anatomy in two sessions dedicated to drawing and painting from the live nude model. Students will complete one painting for the remainder of the course.
Painting and drawing demonstrations will be given to students throughout, with critical feedback aimed at facilitating each student’s individual needs and styles.
The course is suitable for all levels. Whether you’re a beginner or a confident painter, join us in the studio to flex your creative skills and learn some art history along the way. The course will also include a guided tour by one of our Gallery curators.