Online Course October 26th - 29th (Monday – Thursday)
Emily is going to set up her studio with screens draped with richly coloured, patterned fabrics and a chair for her daughter to sit for her. This 4 day course offers the opportunity to follow how Emily looks, selects and tackles making studies from life and then how she uses a combination of studies and working directly from the model to make paintings. To take part in the course you will need to have your own model in your studio for 3 out of the 4 days. This could be a member of your family or a friend (if you have a larger space to have 2 or 3 fellow painters to join you then you can work from the same model and set up).
A series of exercises and processes will lead through how to celebrate the gaze, the pose and the sculptural quality of the clothes that frame parts of the body with pattern and colour. Rather than striving for a photographic or illustrative likeness Emily wants capture her daughters presence and attitude. She wants to use colour and the expressive qualities of the paint to create confident images that are direct, full of movement, alive with pattern and elegant arrangements.
“The last time I painted Eve she was a toddler in a high chair and now she is a young woman. She is a strong, intelligent, beautiful young person and I really want to capture this. So this is a very special opportunity for me.”
This course will give you ‘ways in’ to finding a personal expression of the subject. By the end of the 4 days you will have lots of studies that will be full of good material for many paintings. You will also have begun at least two paintings. Emily will encourage you to continue these paintings after the course has finished. For her it will be the beginning of an exciting project.
Artists that might inspire you: Matisse, Chantal Joffe, Stephen Chambers (‘The Court of Redonda’ series), Egon Schiele, Richard Diebenkorn, Picasso, Japanese wood block prints, Vuillard, Rose Wylie.
The attached course details show the detailed daily timetable.
|Start Date||26-Oct-2020 10:00 am|
|End Date||29-Oct-2020 12:00 pm|
|Course Details||Drawing and Painting the Clothed Figure.pdf|