Figure Painting with Jim Auckland ~Wellington


July 27 - 28 (2 Days)

9am - 4pm

Instructor: Jim Auckland

Level: Previous painting experience required

Spaces Available:
NZD $295.00
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Looking to develop your painting skills?
In this two 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.

Topics covered will include:

Easels will be provided

Please bring whatever painting and sketching supplies you are most comfortable using. Canvas Panel, Oil Paints and Gamsol (odourless solvent) will be provided, but you will need your own brushes.

Jim's demonstration will be in oils.

Additional materials can be purchased on-site as required.

About the Instructor:

Jim Auckland has been an illustrator and fine artist since 1973 when he graduated from the prestigious Art Center College of Design. Jim has received extensive recognition for work he has created in the sports and entertainment fields. Clients in the entertainment industry include: Warner Brothers, Walt Disney Studios and Columbia Pictures.

Jim has created portrait collections of famous athletes for NFL Properties, The Upper Deck Company, The Franklin Mint, The Bradford Exchange and the NBA. His paintings are included in the collections of The Buffalo Bills, The National Football League Hall of Fame, Hughes Aircraft Company, General Mills, The United States Air Force and The Library of Congress.

In 1990 Jim was invited to join the illustration faculty at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, California where he taught painting and illustration for seventeen years. In 2007, then a full-time faculty member and head of the Illustration Department, he retired and moved to New Zealand and is now painting and helping out young New Zealand artists.