Take advantage of this amazing opportunity to develop the skills needed to create a successful figure painting from artist Craig Nelson, Co-Director of the Graduate School of Fine Art at the S.F. Academy of Art. In this workshop, students will concentrate on accuracy in drawing, value, colour, and technique when painting the figure, both nude and clothed. The class will start with quick studies ranging from 25 to 40 minutes each then transition to longer paintings on the last few days. Craig will teach students his unique approach to painting the figure with ease. During the class there will plenty of demonstrations, lectures, and individual critiques.
Day one: Quick Studies, 25-40 mins, stressing drawing, value and brush handling
Day Two: Quick Studies, 25-40 mins, stressing painting without any linear drawing. Focusing on shape, colour and correction.
Day Three: Two half day paintings, stressing modelling of form and beginning to refine a painting
Day Four: One full day painting, stressing refinement, paint quality, edges & colour
Day Five: One full day painting, stressing overall stages of development.
Gamsol, with jar and lid
Gamblin Solvent Free Gel, Linseed or Safflower Oil
Canvas board or gessoed hard-board:
You will need 10 neutral toned surfaces: 9x12", 11x14", 12x16" (all the same, or mix them up)
Two Additional 12x16", 14x18" or 16x20"
One 12x16" for larger stduy
One 18x24" for final painting
Hog bristle filberts or flats: #2, #4, #6, #8, #10 or #12
Sable or synthetic flats: #2 or #4, #14 or #16
Paper towels or rags
Oils:Titanium or Permalba white, Naples yellow light, Yellow ochre, Cad red light (hue), Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine, Prussian Blue (optional), Sap Green, Burnt umber, Terra Rosa or Venetian Red, Ivory Black (optional)
This list a recommendation only, acrylic paints and other materials are also welcome!
Easels, Drawing Horses and Drawing Boards will be provided