The Schoolhouse welcomes Gareth back for Art Autumn 2019. He offers a great opportunity to learn deeply, intensively and informally. This is a chance to participate in a Workshop with a true Master Artist.
The key to drawing well from life is intensive observation and tenacity. This doesn’t have to translate into tight expressionless work as many think because if the artist is always pushing and the eye is as rigorous as possible the hand can be as vigorous as it wants. This is intersection is where exciting, well observed work comes from.
We will look at putting on/rubbing out, strengthening/losing edges, moving away from the outline, working tonally, having a go, getting close then closer still.
The aim of the course is to improve observation in portraiture by looking critically and daringly at shapes and relationships, by focusing on the structure of the head, to loosen up, to learn how to deal with mistakes, to think of a portrait as not just an arrangement of isolated features but something more life-like, solid and convincing.
Whilst the focus is on learning, the atmosphere is one of fun and enjoyment!