This workshop takes a reductive approach to painting the head, experimenting with how little information is necessary. We will investigate whether translating the head into simple, accurate shapes of colour and value can create a truer likeness than detailed description can. Universal proportions of the head will be covered. Light and the way it affects perception of structure will be emphasised, as well as finding specific and surprising colour. We will work from the model. Self-portraits and a study of historical and contemporary portraiture will be included. Some painting experience required; oil paint is the preferred medium.
Pay full amount or deposit.
Balance due no later than 8 weeks prior to the start of the course, see Terms and Conditions for full details
Catherine Kehoe was born in Hartford, Connecticut, USA. She received her BFA in painting from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 1989 and her MFA in painting from the School of Visual Arts, Boston University, in 1992.
Tracey Emin’s old studio is home to our courses at The Rag Factory. The Sewing Room owes it’s name from two parts of the building’s history, the first as a ladies’ coat factory, the second as the sewing room of one of the most famous Young British Artists. This spacious studio has wooden floors throughout, white walls and windows down two sides of the room, with good north light, it’s a light airy space that still keeps human proportions.