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Artist: William A. Nathans

Course Date: 27th – 29th Nov 2020 COURSE RESCHEDULED, NEW DATE TO BE CONFIRMED. FURTHER INFORMATION AVAILABLE IN THE ‘LATEST NEWS’ SECTION AT THE BOTTOM OF HOME PAGE
Medium: Charcoal and Oils
Participants: Maximum 8
Course level: All levels welcome
Course Cost: €395 (includes professional model fee for full 3 days)

My training and work process is based on working from life. I studied in NY and in Canada and have gained portrait commissions all over the world. Painting and drawing from life reveals all the secrets in art and after gaining enough experience in my training, I feel it has allowed me the opportunity to create with a degree of conviction.

This requires discipline and hard work but I enjoy very much to pass on what I have learned to eager students. My fortee has dropped me in the portrait world but I work considerably in other genres and fields of art, particularly plen air work.

Inspiration comes from people and the past and I use this to infuse my work in making it my own. My hope is that the work speaks for itself.

Course Concept

This course takes its lead from the Old Masters. Students will work directly from the posed life model and will be taken through a step by step approach to drawing classically using dry media.

Life drawing is crucial if one is interested in painting in a realist fashion. The first day will be spent drawing the full posed figure and gaining insight into capturing the gesture and describing the distribution of weight in each pose. This will lead us into describing the three-dimensional quality in the drawing and laying in the major gray values that enhance the form.

The following two days will be spent painting in oils using a limited flesh palette. Modeling forms, rendering values, edges, composition, anatomy, distribution of weight and creating depth will all be demonstrated and practiced whilst in front of the life model.

This exciting class in life drawing and painting the figure will be a great crash course for both the beginner and more advanced student and for enhancing students’ individual skills. Demonstration will alternate with group tuition and plenty of one-to-one mentoring to cater for each guest-artist’s individual needs.

* 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. The course takes place in Artform modern ligh-filled seaside studio with 24hr access for each visiting artist. 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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