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PAINTING THE CLASSICAL PORTRAIT, DUBLIN

WITH MICHAEL J. DOHERTY

November 4th & 5th 2023

10AM-4PM

£250

THE DIGITAL HUB
DIGITAL DEPOT
ROE LANE
dublin 8
D08 TCV4

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The Scottish School of Classical Art is pleased to offer an intensive portrait painting course designed to teach students the techniques of classical portraiture. This course focuses on replicating the methods of renowned portrait artists from the past.

The course begins with a technical demonstration covering color mixing, imprimatura preparation, palette organization, and medium preparation. These fundamentals set the stage for lectures and workshops covering topics like master drawing techniques, tracing and copying, and the study of lighting in portraiture. Students will also learn about brushwork, blending, media use, palette setup, and proper painting posture, as well as understanding value scales. 

The course will be taught by artist Michael J. Doherty, whos works are directly inspired by that of the old masters. Students will replicate his works and that of the masters and learn the process of creating classically - inspired works in oil. Students can look forward to detailed lectures illustrating how to create their own works based on the time-honoured techniques of the great masters of Europe, followed by hands-on tuition in painting 

Throughout the course, students will spend a significant amount of time working on their own portrait projects, applying the techniques learned in class. This hands-on approach helps students grasp classical painting principles and apply them to their own work. 

There will also be opportunities for students to discuss and critique each other's work, providing valuable feedback and enhancing their understanding of the techniques being taught.

By the end of the course, students will have a strong foundation in portrait painting, capable of creating realistic portraits using traditional methods. This course is suitable for artists and painters looking to improve their portrait painting skills and delve into classical techniques.

MATERIALS LIST​

  • 1 HB Pencil

  • 1 sharpener

  • Sheet of tracing paper, A4 size. 

  • One 16X20 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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PAINTING THE CASSICAL FIGURE - NEWCASTLE

The Nevillie Boardroom, County Hotel, Neville St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5DF
28th & 29th of October 2023

PAINTING THE CLASSICAL FIGURE

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

Two Days 10AM - 5PM

BOOK NOW

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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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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