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Figure Painting Description

Figure Painting Workshop using the Zorn Pallet with live model

Two Days - Sept 23-24, 2020


Due to limited class space, tuition must be paid in full at time of registration.

Minimum number of students is 4.


During the workshop, students will strengthen their drawing skills and anatomical knowledge through painting the figure from life. The class will begin with a series of short poses focusing on the gestural movement of the figure, leading to one long pose. The instructor will guide the participants through the drawing process with demonstrations and individual critiques. The process begins with the block-in stage, which aims to capture the dynamic gesture through accurate proportion, shape design and structural anatomy. After the block-in, students will move into modeling form through open and closed grisaille, understanding how light creates form. Comparative measurement, structural anatomy, materials, light and form will be discussed. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Model fee included.

Basic materials

The Zorn palette refers to a palette of colors attributed to the great Swedish artist, Anders Zorn (18 February 1860 – 22 August 1920). It consists of just 4 colors being yellow ochre, ivory black, vermilion and titanium white. Cadmium red light is commonly used in place of vermilion by modern day artists.

Brushes :  a variety of bristle and synthetic of your choice. I recommend Silver and Rosemary brushes but not required.

6 - 16x20 canvases

one quality cotton or linen canvas, 16 x 20in., for long pose

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