Painting the Figure: Oil Painting
Every Friday from June 14th to July 12th.
6.00 - 8.30pm
A five-week introduction to oil painting. Sophia teaches technique based around painting models from life.
Week 1: Portraiture
Painting a portrait of the model from observation, addressing colour theory and mixing for skin tones, using underdrawing and underpainting, exploring painting techniques including use of grounds and brush work.
Week 2: Mark-Making
Painting a nude from observation exploring gestural and textural techniques and expressive mark-making. Including palette knife work, impasto painting, using thickening mediums and introducing experimental materials.
Week 3: Self-Portraiture
Painting a self-portrait using a mirror for reference, building upon previous techniques whilst considering conceptual value of the work and developing artistic vision. Producing an 'alla prima' (wet on wet) self-portrait that is both expressive and descriptive.
Weeks 4 & 5: Accuracy and Layering
Paint a single pose over two sessions: in the first week sketch out the base layer with a focus on accuracy then practice using washes, glazes and mediums to build up the final accurately observed painting continuing this into the next week. Develop consideration for tonal value, depth and colour through layering and use of traditional oil painting techniques.
Tutor: Sophia Shuvalova
Sophia Shuvalova is an artist, curator and art teacher. Having graduated in Fine Art from Norwich University of the Arts she refined her multidisciplinary Fine Art practice and regularly exhibits in Norwich, Cambridge and London. Her repertoire includes both traditional and experimental approaches. Currently Sophia is exploring a range of media, from oil on canvas and silverpoint drawing to installation and textile work. She holds a studio at Outpost Studios, Norwich. Having worked as a curator for established organisations such as Norfolk County Council Sophia founded Em-Re-Un; a contemporary arts organisation specialising in production of multidisciplinary exhibitions and events. She has several years of teaching experience working both with children and adult learners.
June 14th - July 12th Painting the Figure: Oil Painting
To book your place please fill in the course booking form (available for download on the courses page).
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