In this intensive 1 week workshop, Brian Smyth, former instructor at the Angel Academy of Art Florence, will teach the methods of Figure Painting, practiced at some of the academy’s of realist painting in Florence.
The workshop will begin with a series of demonstrations and exercises designed to introduce to the students the ideas and principles of academic figure painting. These will enhance the students abilities to render the impression of form and will strengthen their understanding of gesture and proportion.
Brian will demonstrate and explain how to set up a colour palette and the mixing of flesh tones. All aspects of the academic approach to figure painting will be discussed, including brushes, mediums and colours will be covered at this stage. Students will then learn a step-by-step approach to painting the live model from a single,sustained pose. They will learn the full process from the initial construct and gesture stage through to the final fully rendered working of the figure.
Dates: 20th – 24th August, 2018
Times: 10am – 4pm
Location: Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry
Angel Acadamy Style Figurative Painting with Brian Smyth at Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry