In this intensive 5-day painting workshop, students will learn about oil painting supplies and materials, how to paint an imprimatura, the importance of dedication to the process rather than the outcome, creating a convincing sense of volume and form, and colour mixing techniques – all with a modified direct painting (alla prima) approach. The style of painting will be representational but not photo-realistic, allowing for a painterly feel. Students will learn to use the reference as a guide more than an ideal. The workshop will bring students through completing a study, an imprimatura, colour mixing, first layer of paint, and second layer (time permitting).
Students will work from their own photo reference (ideally figurative or portraiture, but not essential) or a studio-provided still life setup (limited number available). There will be instructor demos, discussions and explanations, and a focus on plenty of hands-on painting time and individual feedback, and a social hour on the last day to wrap up the workshop.
Drawing and shading experience is necessary; oil painting experience is helpful but not required.
Beginners can work in monochrome (white + brown paint) if preferred, to simplify the process and focus on paint application rather than colour mixing.
Monday-Friday October 22-26 2018, 11:00-6:00
Register by August 31: $695 + GST
Register September 1 and after: $745 + GST
8 students max
Payment and cancellation policy:
Payment confirms your spot. All payments final and non-transferable. In the unlikely event the workshop is cancelled by Nicole, a full refund will be provided.
Workshop held at Nicole’s studio in Chinatown, Victoria BC. Please note there are two flights of stairs to access the studio.