Academy Painting Program (Portraiture) 2023/24

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Deposit = £200
Cost =  £975 per term (3 terms per course)
Total of 40 weeks of tuition
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Description

Painting Program

Part Time Painting Program (Portraiture)

Cost
£975 per term (3 terms per course)

Deposit
£200 and the remaining balance of £775 is to be paid 3 weeks before the start of the Academic Year. Details will be sent in the confirmation email.

Timetable
One years academic studies 2023-2024.
Saturdays 9.30-4.30
Total of 40 weeks tuition

1st Term
16th Sep – 28th Oct | Half Term | 11th Nov – 23rd Dec 2023
Christmas Break
2nd Term
6th Jan – 10th Feb | Half Term | 24th Feb – 23rd March 2024
Easter Break
3rd Term
6th April – 25th May | Half Term | 8th June – 20th July 2024

Take your skills to the next level this year and learn the traditional techniques of classical realist art. The portrait painting program will teach you tried and tested methods going back to the renaissance.

Term 1 Underpainting
The first term will be divided between two types of underpainting, the first half “imprimatura” using one pigment and the second half “Grisaille” using two pigments.

Imprimatura
We will be using this method to ease the transition from drawing to oil paint. It’s a similar process to drawing as we use the white of the canvas for the lights whilst adding paint for the darks.

The beauty of this technique is its simplicity. There is no need to mix colour, the paint can be applied directly to the canvas just like using a pencil.

Imprimatura stems from Italian and means “first paint layer”. This technique is traditionally used as an underpainting which is a monochrome version of the final painting. The intention is to fix the composition and the tonal range before adding colour.

Grisaille
We will be using this technique to introduce students to the art of mixing paint beginning with two pigments (black and white ) before moving on to the complexities of colour.

Grisaille is a term used for a monochrome painting using shades of grey. A Grisaille may be painted for its own sake or used as under-painting. The difference between this technique and the Imprimatura is that the lights are built up using impasto paint layers.

Daily Schedule

  • Critiques from previous weeks homework asignment.
  • Theory behind the days lesson.
  • Demonstration of each step.
  • Class repeat the steps.
  • Assignment for further independent study to reinforce the lesson.

Topics Covered

Drawing

Painting Program

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Lesson
Lesson = Students learn how to measure using the Site Size method, learning how to map the features of the face.

Exercise = Students work from master copies then they are required to apply what they have learned for themselves.

Model = Master Copies and photo references of the features.

Homework = Practice painting the skull from a different angle.

Outcome
Students will learn:

  • How to make a correct line.
  • How to measure.
  • How to describe the features of the face.

Anatomy of Light

Painting Program

Lesson
Lesson = How to render form using the wash drawing technique using the white of the canvas for the lights and building up the darks using a dry brush which is similar to a pencil drawing

Exercise = Follow the steps listed to illustrate the form of a sphere .

Model = Polystyrene, ball, square and cylinder.

Homework = Repeat the steps in class  using the ball and cylinder.

Outcome

  • Understand the anatomy of light.
  • How to render Form.

Rendering the Head

Painting Program

Lesson
Lesson = Rendering the Head. This is the last of the wash drawing exercises pulling together all the principles taught so far.

Exercise = Follow the 23 step guide.

Model = Photo reference.

Homework = Practice this technique using a sitter or reference photo.

Outcome
Learn all the steps to complete a rendered wash drawing portrait.

 

 

 

Skull

Lesson
Lesson = Introduction to Grisaille technique, mixing two colours using black and white paint.

Exercise = Paint a skull using the monochrome palette paying careful attention to edges.

Model = Working from the skull.

Homework = Practice this technique, painting the skull from a different angle.

Outcome
Students will learn to:

  • mix paint and use of medium.
  • manipulate paint on the canvas.
  • work wet into wet paint.
  • edge manipulation.

Asaro Head

Assaro Head Realist Academy

Lesson
Lesson = Using the Asaro Head, find the tonal range of each facet so they all work together to create a solid believable structure. Lots of sharp edges to consider.

Exercise = Paint an Asaro Head using a monochrome palette paying careful attention to the tonal relationships and fine edges.

Model = Asaro Head.

Homework = Practice this technique by painting the head from a different angle.

Outcome

Students will learn:

  • the subtleties of tonal relationships.
  • edge manipulation.
  • structure of the face.

Applying the Assaro Head

Grisaille planes of the head

Lesson
Lesson = In this lesson we will be applying the planes of the Assaro Head.

Exercise = Break down what appear to be the rounded forms of a young woman into simplified planes.

Model = Working from a reference image to produce above portrait.

Homework = Repeating the same process from a photo reference.

Outcome

Students will learn how to render subtle skin tones and the details of the face using monochrome paint.

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Timetable
2nd Term = 8th Jan – 12th Feb | Half Term | 26th Feb – 2nd April 2022

Term 2 Limited Palette
The second term will be focused on gaining control over the limited colour palette. We can expand our palette once we’ve learned to use the palette effectively.

In this term, we will be using 3 primary colours. A Full Palette can overwhelm the beginner offering to much choice. A limited palette simplifies the thought process and forces the student to get the most out of the materials instead of adding extra colours.

This is not a just a means of teaching people how to paint, Zorn and other great painters have used a limited palette to create some beautiful work.

Daily Schedule

  • Critiques from previous weeks homework asignment.
  • Theory behind the days lesson.
  • Demonstration of each step.
  • Class repeat the steps.
  • Assignment for further independent study to reinforce the lesson.

Topics Covered