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FIGURE: STRUCTURE AND VARIATION  June 11-15, 2018. New School of Art, London. The figure will be the point of departure for exploration of pictorial structure. We will walk the line between accuracy and abstraction in our search. This line will lead us to create an image in the simplest terms: a shape and a colour made of paint. (Not a head or a leg). We will generate permutations through simplification and abstraction. This rigorous and wide-ranging analysis of the motif will help us see through and around the meaning of things to grasp relationships between objects and space. Mediums will include graphite, ink, acrylic or oil paint, and collage.

THE HEAD EXAMINED  June 18-22, 2018. New School of Art, London. This workshop takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is necessary. We will investigate whether translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of colour and value can create a truer likeness than detailed description can. Universal proportions of the head will be covered. Light and the way it affects perception of structure will be emphasised, as well as finding specific and surprising colour. We will work from the model. Self-portraits and a study of historical and contemporary portraiture will be included. Some painting experience required; oil paint is the preferred medium. 

THE HEAD EXAMINED October 12-14, 2018. Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga, Tennesee. This workshop takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is necessary.  Students will investigate whether translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of color and value can create a truer likeness than detailed description can. Universal proportions of the head will be covered. Light and the way it affects perception of structure will be emphasized, as well as finding specific and surprising color. There will be two models from which to work to ensure that all students get an excellent and up-close view of the head.   Self-portraits and a study of historical and contemporary portraiture will be included. Some painting experience required; oil paint is the preferred medium.

 
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