We will be hosting a one day workshop on Still Life Painting with the wonderful Will Nathans.
This course is designed to inform and instruct students in the craft of painting in oils.
The basics of painting still life in oils will be practised and explained through demonstrations and hands on instruction with each individual student. The day program is designed to inform not only the beginner but also more advanced students how to develop atmosphere, form and colour values within the genre of still life painting. The course will delve into the practice and science of the medium from colour exercises, value exercises and basic form principles in paint. Slowly, students will progress onto compositional studies with objects to learn edges, atmosphere, value and colour temperatures, backed always by sound drawing. Eventually, students will work towards a finished still life painting. This course will help to de-mystifying the language of paint.
All levels welcome.
About the Artist:
William A. Nathans has established his artistic career through the genres of portraiture and landscape painting within the tradition of representational oil painting. His main aspiration is to produce beautiful works of art and to establish himself as a premier portrait painter. Will believes it is his lifelong goal and responsibility to pass on the knowledge that he has gained within this great tradition to other generations as well as instill a solid work ethic and true devotion to the craft of painting and drawing.
He was educated at the Academy of Realist Art, Toronto, Ontario, and then at the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY . He is currently teaching out of his Dublin studio weekly classes in Figure Drawing, Portrait Painting and overall oil painting technique and is delighted to come to the Schoolhouse for Art to deliver a weekend workshop.
Will has been a guest art instructor at a number of Irish and US schools. His work comprises many private collections in the USA and Ireland. He has illustrated for 20th Century Fox, ABC Family and his Freelance Portrait and Landscape Portfolio is immense.
To find out more about Will please visit his website https://willnathanspaintings.com/home.html
- This is a 1 day workshop.
- It is held in the studio about the shop.
- Bring your own materials, a material list will be provided upon booking. Everyone attending the workshop can avail of a special discount of 15% for materials on the date. Easels are provided.
- It runs from 10:00-16:00. Tea and coffee are provided in the morning. You supply your own lunch.
- Spaces are limited and on a first come, first served basis.
- We reserve the right to cancel the workshop due to insufficient numbers or unforeseen circumstances.