June 20, 2022 – juLY 1, 2022
Rome is the ideal location to paint and interpret the model through the lens of classical painting and sculpture, and we will take inspiration from that in this workshop.
Through a series of long poses, this workshop will offer the student useful skills and ideas to work effectively in oils from a live model.
Using both classical and modern painting techniques, we will focus on creating a strong sense of 3-dimensional form by looking at light effects, proportions, edges, and various methods of paint application. Hollis will encourage a practical use of proportion and anatomy, focusing on major anatomical landmarks, studying the way that master painters model form and make color choices. Additionally, emphasis will be placed on painting the space around the figure, rather than focusing solely on the model, in order to create a convincing sense of atmosphere and light. Students will be encouraged to build the sense of form from the largest masses first, to create a sense of finish and quality drawing before small details are added. Basic geometric shapes will be used to describe forms of the human body to give the painting a convincing sense of form, as well as giving the student more confidence in painting directly from the model. The instructor will demonstrate several methods of direct painting from the use of thick and thin paint in the manner of painters like Rembrandt and Rubens, to the naturalistic color and light effects of the Impressionists.
Along with painting we will be taking trips to museums and churches to study paintings, drawings and sculptures of the masters.
People who enroll in both Modern Realist Figure Painting and Painterly Drawing will get a $150 discount on each workshop by using the Promo Code HOLLIS when registering. Insert the code HOLLIS when you are registering for each workshop and you will receive the discount on each registration.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about this workshop. If you have a question that isn’t addressed in the workshop description or these faqs, use the “Ask a Question” button and we will be happy to get you the information!
WHAT IS THE REQUIRED SKILL LEVEL FOR THIS WORKSHOP?
All levels are welcome. Some basic life drawing experience is helpful.
IS IT LEGAL TO FLY WITH OIL PAINTS?
It is legal to fly with oil paints in your checked baggage. Solvent, on the other hand, is not. We will provide all necessary solvents and mediums.
HOW MANY HOURS DO WE SPEND EACH DAY IN THE STUDIO?
We will be in the studio approximately 5-6 hours. In addition to the time in the studio we will be going to look at some of the amazing art around Rome together.