The three day life-model figure painting workshop with Roni Taharlev is intended not only to study the basic structural aspects of dealing with the human body, but also to reach a deeper understanding of art on a larger scale. We will discuss painting the nude and the advantages of the human figure as a mean of expression. Participants will learn painting a figure in all its aspects: taking measure, structure, flesh tones, composition, body expression, and gestures. In the process we will deepen our understanding of tonal values (density), temperature, skin tones, and edges in the human figure; and study how to paint with no medium (like oil or turpentine), and how to work with a limited palette of mainly earth colours.
Roni Taharlev is one of Israel's leading figurative painters. Her work was exhibited at the Israel Museum, Tel Aviv Museum, the National Portrait Gallery in London, and many galleries around the world. She studied at the Jerusalem Studio School.
‘Great tutors, friendly hosts and fab locations, and everytime I go I meet a bunch of lovely new friends. I cannot recommend The New School of Art enough. Keep up the great work and Thank you.’ – Abigail 2017
Our London HQ at Trinity Buoy Wharf is the School’s permanent home, forming part of the creative quarter of London’s Docklands. The small but perfectly formed first floor studio overlooks the Thames and across to the Millennium Dome, with far reaching views and surrounded by a lively creative community.
With plenty of natural light our well equipped studio is a wonderful place to paint in and with lots of outside space this location works well for plein air painting also.