This summer BLOCK T Studios & the artist Nicholas Robinson are offering the opportunity to experience an overview of traditional atelier training in the drawing and painting of the figure. Atelier methods focus on training artists in fundamental techniques of draughtsmanship and painting and is a proven way to bring artists’ ability to new levels. The instructor is Nicholas Robinson, a graduate and award winner of the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden.
Figure-drawing Week 1
In the first week students draw from the figure in pencil or charcoal. The instruction aims to enable the artist to use line, tone and contour to develop a greater accuracy in their drawing ability. The overall goal is for the artist to see their drawing as a unified whole as opposed to a collection of parts and details.
Figure-painting Week 2
During the second week students are introduced to the fundamentals of figure-painting in oil paint. Instruction is based on the student’s seeing, mixing and painting accurate colours which best describe the light, form and gesture of the model.
The model’s pose will be kept over the entire 2 weeks which offers the maximum time to study all aspects of the figure in either drawing or painting or both. Class sizes are strictly limited to 10 students. The instructor works alongside each student, explaining techniques and offering critiques.
Dates: Figure Drawing Week 1: Tuesday 23 July – Thursday 25 July
Figure Painting Week 2: Tuesday 30 July – Thursday 1 August
Times: 9.30am – 1.30pm
Fee: 1 week €195 or 2 weeks €350
Location: BLOCK T Studios, Dublin 8