Nicholas Robinson | Drawing & Painting the Figure Intensive Summer School at the Schoolhouse for Art

The Schoolhouse for Art, Enniskerry presents this July

‘Academic Figure Drawing & Painting Summer School 2019’

Learning to draw and paint the figure are fundamental practices in all areas of figurative art.

Working in the academic style is designed to build the artist’s visual understanding of three-dimensional form and develop accurate drawing and painting.

In the first week of the course participants draw the figure in charcoal or pencil, an exercise which eliminates the challenge of considering colour and concentrates on accurate drawing, describing anatomical form and observation and creating an impression of dark and light.

The second week builds on the drawing work, introducing painting using a limited palette to describe the effect of light on the figure as well as the colour in the human body. Discussions and critiques can include painting technique, tools, mediums and materials, academic art history, and human anatomy.

The instruction throughout is based on the ‘sight-size’ technique which uses the viewing position of the viewer in relation to the subject and his/her paper or canvas to develop a high degree of accuracy. Anyone with an interest or with experience in drawing and painting the figure is welcome.

Participants may attend the workshop for either of the weeks or both weeks.

Nicholas Robinson was studio assistant at the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden for 2 years
winning 2 awards whilst training there and has since been an Art Renewal Center (ARC) finalist
and prize-winner and a Hennessy Portrait Prize nominee.

Dates: Monday 8 – Wednesday 10 July, and/or Monday 15 – Wednesday 17 July
Times: 10.30am – 4.30pm
Fee: €260 for 1 x three day workshop, €490 for both workshops
Location: Enniskerry Village, Enniskerry, Co. Wicklow

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