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THE WINTER PAINTING RETREAT

WILDLIFE - LANDSCAPE - PORTRAIT - STILL LIFE

December 2nd & 3rd - 2 Days - 10AM-5PM - £250

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Two days of academic painting, in the Scottish School of Classical Art's rich & atmospheric environment.


In this special two day workshop, students will be introduced to the academic method of painting, through the medium of their cherished masterworks or photo references. Students choose a masterwork and recreate it, in the exact style of the original, or create their own work from their chosen reference. Students will have a robust creative input, resolving works which make excellent gifts. Our sponsor, framing workshop, will build custom frames for each finished work at no extra cost to the student.


Paintings and drawings are simplifications of complex real-life scenes, when we recreate a masterwork, we are learning how to simplify in the same manner and we can use these skills and techniques in our own works.


Each students approach will be unique based on their chosen subject and they will be provided with step by step guidance in how to resolve their piece. The weekend will cover palette structure and mixing, imprimatura preparation, layering, proper use of mediums and a brief history of oil painting in Europe as it relates to each part of the project.


Students can look forward to joining an optional, informal meal on Sunday evening and the chance to meet other like-minded artists in a festive, welcoming setting. 


The instructor for this weekend will be Michael J. Doherty, his bio can be found here:


https://www.scottishschoolofclassicalart.com/faculty

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WORKSHOPS

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PAINTING THE CLASSICAL FIGURE - OBAN

The Rockfeild Center - 16th, 17th 18th of May 2024

THE FANTASTIC WORK OF FRANK FRAZETTA: A WEEKEND WORKSHOP

August 26th & 27th 2023

THE WILLIAM-ADOLPHE BOUGUEREAU WEEKEND

2023 17th & 18th of June

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PAINTING THE CASSICAL FIGURE - OBAN

The Rockfield Centre, Rockfield Rd, Taylor's Brae, Oban PA34 5DQ

16th, 17th 18th of May 2024
10AM-4PM

PAINTING THE CLASSICAL FIGURE

With the Michael J. Doherty & the Scottish Scottish School of Classical Art

Three Days 10AM - 4PM

The Scottish School of Classical Art

The Scottish School of Classical Art is pleased to offer an intensive course on the techniques of classical painting. This course is designed to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the methods used by the most brilliant painters of the Renaissance and beyond, with a focus on replicating the works of old masters.


The course begins with a technical demonstration of color mixing, imprimatura preparation, palette organization, and medium preparation. This serves as a foundation for the subsequent lectures and workshops, which will cover a range of topics including master drawing techniques, tracing and copying, and the study of lighting situations and how they reveal form. Additionally, students will learn about brushstrokes, blending, media use, palette preparation, and painting posture, as well as value scales.


Throughout the course, students will spend a significant amount of time working on their own paintings, replicating the techniques they have learned in class. Through this hands-on approach, students will gain a deeper understanding of the principles of classical painting and be able to apply them in their own work.


Throughout the course, there will be opportunities for students to discuss and critique each other's work, providing them with valuable feedback and furthering their understanding of the techniques and methods being taught.


By the end of the course, students will have learned the essential points of figure painting and will have produced a believable, visual impression of the figure in real space, rendered in paint with traditional methods. This course is ideal for artists and painters who wish to improve their skills and deepen their understanding of classical painting techniques.

MATERIALS LIST

  

1 HB Pencil

1 sharpener

Sheet of tracing paper, A4 size. 


One 10x12 canvas board.

75ml Bottle of Windsor Newton Liquin

One tube of Burnt Umber or Raw Umber acrylic paint, black acrylic paint, white (any brand, any quality, small size)

Small bottle of odourless solvents.

Oil Paints - Daler Rowney Georgian Oil Colours or Windsor Newton Oil Colour (must include Oxide Light Red, raw Umber, Burnt Umber,  Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Ivory black, Yellow ochre, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue) 75ml/37ml

1 pack of baby wipes

One pad of paper tear-away palettes (or if you prefer a plastic/wooden palette, just remember to keep it clean)

Artist brushes of good quality or long handled cat's tongue brushes sizes 2-12. 


(Long handle if possible)


https://www.rosemaryandco.com/watercolour-brushes/golden-synthetic/filbert-cats-tongue

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A WEEKEND WITH THE OLD MASTERS: WILLIAM-ADOLPHE BOUGUEREAU

2023 17th & 18th of June, 9am - 12pm, 1pm - 4pm
The Scottish School of Classical Art

£200


A weekend workshop with the Scottish School of Classical Art. 


Learn the secrets of one of the most brilliant painters of the 19th century - through recreating his works!

Bouguereau, who was possibly the champion of representational painting and drawing during his life, mesmerises generations of new artists since the 19th century. His classically inspired works featuring peasant girls, Nymphs, and ancient fantasy figures are painted virtuosically, his true mastery of rendering skin gives the illusion of luminous flesh.

Over two days, you will be given lectures and demonstrations, followed by the chance to try his methods in your own works, using from a high quality print for reference. Students will work from sections of his pieces - portraits give the students the chance to exercise their newly learned techniques in a variety of impressive ways.

Mastercopy is a cornerstone of study in classical painting. You will recreate a work from William Adolphe-Bouguereau, in a similar fashion to the original, with instruction from one of our instructors at the Scottish School of Classical art. This will equip you with the knowledge and confidence to produce your own original works.


WORSHOP CONTENTS


DAY ONE: 


PICTORIAL LIGHT

Basic concepts behind his works.


IDEALISATION

Common themes in his works.


UNDERPAINTING

A tonal layer with solvents, a warm base for subsequent layers.


DAY TWO:


HUE, CHROMA AND VALUE - A MASTERS GUIDE

The techniques at play.


OPAQUE PALETTE STRUCTURE

Structuring a first stage palette for your master-copy.


FIRST STAGE PAINTING

An initial layer of opaque paint.


SECOND STAGE PAINTING

A resolved pass in opaque paint across the surface.

MATERIALS LIST

  

1 HB Pencil

1 sharpener

Sheet of tracing paper, A4 size. 


One 10x12 canvas board.

75ml Bottle of Windsor Newton Liquin

One tube of Burnt Umber or Raw Umber acrylic paint, black acrylic paint, white (any brand, any quality, small size)

Small bottle of odourless solvents.

Oil Paints - Daler Rowney Georgian Oil Colours or Windsor Newton Oil Colour (must include Oxide Light Red, raw Umber, Burnt Umber,  Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red, Ivory black, Yellow ochre, Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue) 75ml/37ml

1 pack of baby wipes

One pad of paper tear-away palettes (or if you prefer a plastic/wooden palette, just remember to keep it clean)

Artist brushes of good quality or long handled cat's tongue brushes sizes 2-12. 


(Long handle if possible)


https://www.rosemaryandco.com/watercolour-brushes/golden-synthetic/filbert-cats-tongue

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DISCLAIMER

No refunds can be made once the student has paid the tuition fees and committed to the course, unless provided with a doctor’s note to state medical issues or special circumstances.

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