About The Course
Oils | 5 Days | August 20th – 24th 2018
Class Day 1: Intro to Portrait Painting (Black and White)
Emilio demonstrates painting a portrait using only black and white. Starting with drawing and then adding value, Emilio explains the effects of light and shadow and how to represent it using value and edges.
Class Day 2: Painting with Color (Limited Palette)
Using a limited color palette to paint a portrait is an easy way to transition from the black and white painting:
Titanium White, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Red, Ivory Black
Emilio uses this palette to demonstrate Drawing, Value, Color, Light and Shadows.
Class Day 3: Painting an Eye
Focusing on one area (the eye) allows us to slow down and take our paintings to refinement. Students will have time to produce around 2-4 paintings in this session on the same panel. Demo covers drawing, shapes, value, color and finalizing a painting.
Class Day 4: Quick Studies
This lesson covers quick paintings ranging from 20-25 minutes. Painting quickly pushes you to make quick decisions while you paint. This is a great and fun way to discover new technique and experiment while being efficient with time. Emilio demonstrates how he organizes his approach for this shorter exercise. Students will need 3 panels/canvases for this class day (or 2 16×20 panels)
Class Day 5: Taking a Portrait to Completion
Demo covers refinement with an emphasis on design and aesthetic. Emilio shares his approach to investigating a direction (design) during the process of painting. Technique will be discussed from a conceptual perspective.
About The Venue
Trinity Buoy Wharf
‘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.