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Artist: William A. Nathans

Course Date: 4th Mar – 7th Mar
Medium: Oils, carbon pencil
Participants: maximum 8
Course level: TBC
Course Cost: €450

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 is a 4 day course devoted to painting the posed model in oils. The first two days will be one session paintings, focusing on getting the essentials of the model. Emphasis will be placed on solid drawing and colour values and temperature. How to place the figure on to your canvas and begin to model the forms. Demonstrations will be conducted for the students throughout the course. The final two days will focus on one pose for the duration of the course allowing students to delve deeper into their paintings and into painting technique. Light/shade, anatomy, gesture, weight distribution and character will all be practiced and demonstrated.
Tuition includes model fees.

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