Over the three days, under Alan’s guidance, students will concentrate on developing the relationship between life drawing and oil painting whilst considering mark-making, colour and the handling properties of paint. The consideration of accuracy of observation and measurement will be looked at in relation to freedom of expression, exploration of materials and engagement with an expressive and individual painterly language. During day 1 participants will look at the approach to drawing, and it’s development into drawing with paint through some short poses. Whilst day two and three will involve two longer poses, that are developed through 2 days.
Alan McGowan is a figurative artist and teacher who has exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art and the Society of Portrait Sculptors exhibition. He presently is participating in the ‘Body’ exhibition in Gateshead, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Northern England. He has taught at the Royal Academy of Arts in London, The National Portrait Gallery London, The Royal Hibernian Academy in Dublin, The Royal West of England Academy and Edinburgh College of Art and has exhibited widely in the UK, regularly at the Royal Scottish Academy, and in New York, Lisbon, Helsinki, South Korea and Prague, and his work appears in several public collections including that of the Royal Scottish Academy and Stirling University.
Materials required will be forwarded on registration. The list can be viewed on the registration page.
Dates: Saturday 6th, Sunday 7th & Monday 8th of April, 2019
Times: 10am – 4.30pm each day
Location: Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry, Wicklow