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Alberto Giacometti - Diego 1953

Alberto Giacometti - Diego 1953

During this Oil Painting Workshop you shall work from observation, having the opportunity to relate objects to each other, rather than depicting things in isolation. You shall be working from a still life with loose, spontaneous, fine-brush diluted oil linear sketching, trying to locate relative positioning of objects.using horizontal and vertical plumb lines using sketchy. limited earth colours. This shall be followed by semi-obliterative allover soft cloth/rag wiping in order to soften and make marks vague. Rag can be dipped in turps to facilitate wiping. You shall then redraw negative spaces and emphasise coordinates, trying to look even harder, and really measure proportions. We shall then re-wipe (destroy) in order to redraw , building up drawing again and then scrutinise painting, proportions, relationships etc, and revise, by re-wiping, destroying and re-drawing. All the above is governed by the demands of accurate observational drawing allowing you to break through barriers of being precious about what you've done,enabling you to keep things very fluid with something emerging, and that's the essential thing about how Giacometti worked, always destroying, losing. followed by lines starting to firm up. This wiping and revising trains the eyes to look for essential horizontal/vertical and diagonal connections as opposed to objects in isolation.

 You can then can go and see the major Giacometti exhibition at Tate Modern should you wish to!

When: Thursday 22nd June 2017  - Time: 10.00am - 3.00pm - Suitable for all levels - All materials and refreshments provided (just bring a packed lunch) - Cost £40 - Limited places available

Tutor: Tim Morrison trained at The Royal College of Art and Edinburgh, has exhibited in York and London and has many years experience teaching successful, varied and interesting art classes. Tim regularly exhibits in York Open Studios.

Please contact Pennie to book a place or for further information: office; 01904 651085 mobile: 07851 299140

Earlier Event: June 15