Over the three days, under Alan’s guidance, students will concentrate on developing the relationship between life drawing and oil painting whilst considering mark-making, colour and the handling properties of paint. The consideration of accuracy of observation and measurement will be looked at in relation to freedom of expression, exploration of materials and engagement with an expressive and individual painterly language.
Students will receive regular one-to-one guidance throughout the course. Material list provided on registration.
Day 1 – Approach to drawing, and it’s development into drawing with paint – some short poses.
Day 2 and 3 – Two longer poses, developed over 2 days.
Alan McGowan is a figurative artist and teacher who has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art and the Society of Portrait Sculptors exhibition. He has taught at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, The National Portrait Gallery London, The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, The Royal West of England Academy and Edinburgh College of Art and has exhibited widely in the UK, regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, and in New York, Lisbon, Helsinki, South Korea and Prague, and his work appears in several public collections including that of the Royal Scottish Academy and Stirling University. In 2012 he published his first book of book of life drawings titled “The Language of the Body”, which was followed in 2017 by his next book “Unstill Life”.
Dates: September 28th, 29th and 30th
Times: 10am – 6pm
Location: Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry
From Life Drawing To Life Painting with Alan McGowan at Schoolhouse for Art