Expressive Figure Painting From Photographs
Course Dates: May 28th - 30th 2019 (Tuesday - Thursday)
This 3 day practical painting course will explore combining the dramatic potential of the photographic image with the expressive qualities of paint. It’s hard to draw a falling body directly but since Muybridge and his ground breaking photographic studies of the body in motion artists have made use of still and moving image photography to push the boundaries of figure painting. The course will cover image selection, cropping, editing and composition, gestural drawing, physical paint handling and the expressive potential of colour. This practical course will be supported each day by slide shows of historical and contemporary artists - from Sickert and Bacon to Chantal Joffe and Mickalene Thomas.
The aim of this course is for students to explore a broad range of ideas and approaches, and to produce a large body of experimental painting , which will provide an exciting resource for personal development.