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Artist: Tony Robinson

Course Date:  14th – 16th October 2020
Medium: Oils (or pastel / acrylics)
Participants: Maximum 8
Course level: All levels
Course Cost: €350

Tony Robinson studied to BA level Fine Art and also achieved a PostGrad Cert in Education in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Stoke-on-Trent and Manchester.

Tony, Worked for Wexford Arts Centre as Community Visual Artist on mural projects. In addition, Tony opened the Pigyard Gallery and ran Spectrum Art & Framing in Wexford.

Tony is also a founder member of Art in the Open Wexford international plein air festival and runs Castlebridge Art Studio for life drawing and art workshops.

Course concept

The alla prima oil portrait is painted directly from the live model, wet in wet. In the manner of Frans Hals or the excellent ‘Head of a Man’ by Rubens in the National Gallery of Ireland, this popular form of portrait is characterised by lively brushwork and a fresh and intuitive response to the person posing for the painting.

This course will cover posing and lighting the sitter for dramatic effect, composition, observation, proportion, the anatomy of the head etc. Over three days students will progress from working with a limited palette to finished work using a full palette of colours. We will also cover some black and white drawing on toned paper and painting different models.

While geared towards painting in oils, the course will also be suitable for those who prefer working in pastel or acrylic.

* The course takes place in Artform modern ligh-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist. Cost does not include accommodation, on request Artform offers artist accommodation options. Details on art materials and safety will be provided after signing up to the course. Artform operates comprehensive Health and Safety studio policy as well as full credit/refund policy for artists affected by Covid-19 restrictions.

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