Painting the Costumed Figure with Jim Auckland


September 27 - 29 (3 Days)

Instructor: Jim Auckland

Looking to develop your painting skills?

In this three day workshop, veteran instructor Jim Auckland will guide you through everything you need to know when tackling the complex subject of a full length portrait in costume.

In this class you will examine how gravity, tension and underlying forms influence the folds in drapery. You will learn how to create convincing form and atmosphere through structured tones and edge transitions. Experiment with expressive use of colour and brushwork. And, above all, focus on how to unite everything together with a strongly designed composition that is unique to your individual outlook as an artist.

Students will work from the live model in a single pose over the course of the workshop. Instruction will be through demonstration, short talks and extensive one-on-one advice.

Previous painting and drawing experience is recommended.

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