Figurative PAINTING WORKSHOP
Four Saturdays – 9:30 AM to 4:30 PM (with a one hour lunch)
Saturday April 27, May 4, 11, 18
Instructor: Patrick Connors, Adjunct Instructor, PAFA
Workshop will include demonstrations, group and individual instruction.
This workshop in figurative painting is for serious minded painter who wants to improve their painting skills. Participants will paint directly from a live clothed model, working on classic oil painting techniques. Instructional emphasis will be on principles rather than on a set formula or a “how-to” approach that often limits an artist new to figurative work. This workshop is a means to think about painting. Demonstrations will be given after which the student will execute the lesson of that particular demonstration.
Artists will be provided with 16” x 20” Portrait linen, prepared with acrylic toned ground, mounted on panel, medium, solvent, paper, and oil colors. Participants will only need to bring an easel, palette, palette knife, brushes, and container for medium & solvent. The workshop will be set up so you may attend individual sessions, but preference will be given to artists attending all four.
Cost: $150.00 per day or $550.00 for the 4 days includes the model fee, listed supplies, canvas, paint and a lite lunch. Limited to 6 participants. 9:30 to 4:30 with an hour lunch break.
To register, please email (email@example.com) your intention to register and mail a deposit of $150.00 payable to Red Stone Farm Studio, PO Box 812, Doylestown, PA 18901.
Patrick Connors is a graduate of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. There, he studied primarily under Arthur DeCosta and was awarded the Perspective Prize. In 1982 he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. He was awarded an Oxford Fellowship in Painting and Anatomy. He teaches in the Graduate School of the New York Academy of Art, Grand Central Academy of Art, Institute of Classical Architecture, Studio Incamminati, and the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. He has lectured at Yale University and is the recipient of numerous awards for painting. His published articles include "Through the Picture Plane: The Poetry in the Pictorial Space of Thomas Eakins," "Chiaroscuro and the Ambiguity of Gloom" and "The Legacy of the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts."
American Artist produced and markets his DVD on linear perspective and the November 2012 issue of American Artist Magazine featured an article on his Rome paintings
Traditional Oil Painting Workshop
Mennonite Heritage Center, Harleysville, PA
Explore traditional oil painting techniques in a six session workshop on oil painting on Monday evenings from 6 to 9 pm, at the Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Rd., Harleysville, Pa. The workshop, led by accomplished Bucks County artist Dot Bunn, will emphasize building a good composition and the control of values and color.
Students will work on their own project using the structure of a traditional method of composing and developing their image and will explore traditional painting techniques. Some painting experience is helpful but beginners are welcome. Students will use traditional methods of transferring the image to canvas and then begin to work with a controlled pallet of oil colors. Step by step guidance will be available over the painting sessions. The class will introduce students to a fascinating system of color management and composition.
Pre registration is required. A list of supplies needed for the class will be furnished upon registration.
For more information, dates and pricing, please contact Sarah Heffner:
MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY
My aim is to help students find their own voice through a very tradition approach to oil painting. Whether you are interested in representational or non-representational work, there is the need for structure. I request that students coming into my regular weekly classes have the experience of my Understanding Color workshop so they will understand the discipline of working with a color wheel to depict light. The Understanding Color workshop answers questions on how to buy, store, and mix oil color for clarity and value control as well as how to use opaque and transparent color for maximum power. After taking the workshop on color, students are welcome to come to class with their own reference material. Guidance is given on formatting the composition of the painting and developing a palette for each painting’s sense of light. You work at your own pace while having the advantage of hearing and seeing the problem solving techniques of others as they develop along with you. There is much to be said about working with like minded people in a supportive and encouraging atmosphere.