28, Clipper House 64, Orchard Place Trinity Buoy Wharf London E14 0YJ

Portrait Painting with Emilio Villalba

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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.

Balance of payment due no alter than six weeks prior course date, please refer to our full terms and conditions.

About The Tutor

Emilio Villalba

A Southern California native, Emilio Villalba received his BFA from the Art Institute of California in 2006, and his MFA in Painting from the Academy of Art University in 2011. He currently lives and works in San Francisco and is represented by Modern Eden Gallery.

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.


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Price: £600.00 Date: 20th August 2018 Location: London Level: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced Medium: Oil