Classical Portrait Painting 3-Day Workshop | Brian Smyth, Galway

This 3-day intensive weekend workshop with Brian Smyth, artist and tutor from the Angel Academy of Art, Florence, Italy, provides an excellent introduction to the classical portrait painting. This workshop will use preliminary exercises such as a master copy portrait painting before graduating to painting the life model. It will also demonstrate some of the principles and techniques currently being taught at the realist painting academies in Florence and elsewhere.

Working with a limited colour palette, based on the Zorn palette system, Brian will teach you a step-by-step process to expressive and realistic portrait painting. Organising the palette, colour mixing, drawing, value and edges will be covered, discussed and demonstrated. Demonstration paintings, slide presentations and in depth personal critiques will be provided throughout.

Dates: 12, 13 & 14 July 2019
Times: 10am – 5pm
Fee: €300 (See website for discounts)
Location: Galway Arts Centre, Dominick Street, Galway
Class Size: 12 max. (limited places)
Booking: Contact 091 565 886

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