There are still two spots left (at time of writing) on my five day October Still Life Painting workshop.
28th October to 1st November 2019.
About the Workshop
The main focus will be on colour in still life. But we’ll be covering much more, too.
The focus will be on giving you as much learning and information as possible that you can take away with you and practice on your own.
What I’ll be covering:
Creating a strong value structure and good value relationships to create depth and light.
Using a viewfinder to set up and check the balance of your composition before you start
Accurate drawing out
Working sight size, using the same viewfinder to make sure your drawing out is as accurate as possible
Accurately judging colour
A simple but very effective method for finding out exactly what colours you’re seeing, and from there knowing what colours you need to create form with light and shadow
Mixing those colours accurately before you start painting – no major mistakes that need correcting later!
Creating depth and life with texture and paint handling
Painting into a couch
Painting over multiple sessions without problems from sinking in
I’ll be covering my whole process of making a painting from start to finish
Munsell will inevitably come up, but it isn’t required for this one – you can do it without getting a Munsell book. The approach I’ll be showing you won’t require it.
By the end of the workshop, you will have produced a small still life painting that puts all of the above skills together.
Our subject matter will be seasonal – Cotswold apples from Days Cottage Farm, a local farm growing traditional Gloucestershire apples. These apples are beautiful and full of character – you’ll never want to paint a supermarket apple again!
This will also allow us to put all the skills, particularly colour accuracy and mixing, into practice within the five days of the workshop.
The group will be fairly small so that I can give personal attention to everyone, with the intention that everyone makes significant progress over the five days, no matter where they’re starting out.
How to book
The workshop is £600 (about $730) for the five days.
Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come first served basis.
After booking by filling in the form below, I’ll contact you for a £200 (about $240) deposit* to secure your place, payable either by Paypal or bank transfer, which ever is easiest for you.
Sign Up For the Workshop
28th October to 1st November, 2019
What you’ll need to bring
Your own paints, brushes and a glass palette – I’ll send a materials list to attendees.
A Munsell book is NOT required for this, but if you have one do bring it along. My approach to colour is based on Munsell and it can only help if you have one.
Easels, lights, painting medium, panels and still life set ups will be supplied.
The most important thing for you to bring: A willingness to be challenged and to learn a new approach!
Accommodation and meals are not included. We will be in Stroud, a Cotswolds town surrounded by beautiful countryside. Stroud has lots of places to eat, vegans and vegetarians well catered for and accommodation is available locally.
Deposits are non-returnable, unless workshops are cancelled for any reason. Full payment less the deposit will be refunded if you’ve paid and can’t attend and I can get someone to take your place in time. Otherwise it will be non-refundable since places are limited.