Expressive Figure Painting From Photographs

Expressive Figure Painting From Photographs

Course Dates: October 28 -30 2019 (Monday - Wednesday)

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.

Event Details

Start Date 28-Oct-2019 9:30 am
End Date 30-Oct-2019 4:30 pm
Price £240.00
Reference PFPI/2019/1028SC
Location Seawhite
Course Details Expressive Figure Painting From Photographs Oct 2019.pdf

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Emily Ball at Seawhite,
2 Downs View Road,
East Sussex,
BN25 4PT
Telephone: 01903 743 537


Emily Ball at Seawhite
Seawhite Studio,
Star Road,
Partridge Green
West Sussex RH13 8RY
United Kingdom