We have just started finalizing the summer workshop schedule at the Academy of Realist Art, Boston. We are happy to announce that Colleen Barry will be teaching figure painting in August. Colleen has shown her work in numerous exhibitions in the United States. She has studied widely with many notable instructors, bringing a wealth of knowledge to share with workshop participants. You can see more of Colleen’s work on her website www.colleenbarryart.com
Painting the Figure in Oil
August 6 – 17, 10 days 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Cost $1150 (deposit $300)
Students will learn how to paint the figure in oil employing a limited palette. During the first week students will draw the figure in graphite to establish accurate proportions, shadow and light shapes and structure. Once this “cartoon” is transferred to canvas a thin under-painting will be made. In the second week of the workshop students will be taught the fundamentals of form, color and light. The use of a limited palette will aid students understanding of how to conceptualize form by narrowing down the color choices. The students will gain a more profound knowledge of how to synthesize the colors on the palette with the form and light on the model.