2017 Workshop Listing

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5-Day Painting the Portrait from Photos | April 24-28, 2017 | Oak Hollow Studios, Carthage, NC

Learn how to improve your photo references and how to make better use of those references.  Students will work on a portrait from photos, learning from Kate how to interpret and improve upon the source material.  Kate will also talk at length about taking better photos and how to identify good references and bad.  There will be an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.  The latter two programs have never been more affordable or easier to learn.

Oak Hollow Studios can be contacted through their Facebook page.

 

 

5-Day Portrait in Charcoal and White Chalk | May 22-26, 2017 | $500 CAD + GST | Duncan, BC

Students will discover a new way of thinking about value and form when working with white chalk and charcoal on a toned grey paper. Students will create from photographic references, first focusing on creating an excellent likeness on sketch paper, before transferring onto grey paper and delving into the magic of charcoal and chalk.  Students may get in touch before the workshop if they would like to work from their own references– now is the chance to tackle that portrait of a loved one.

 

 

 

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5-Day Still Life in Oils Foundation | June 5-9, 2017 | $540 CAD + GST | Duncan, BC

This workshop is targeted at those who have not had a formal foundation in the medium or who are making the switch from another medium. Each day will start with a slideshow presentation and a discussion of new concepts—selection of materials, colour mixing, paint layering, and also some history about the tradition of oil painting.  Students will leave the workshop with improved control of the medium and a clear understanding of the technical process of oil painting.  Students must have the drawing skills needed to draw a still life from a still life set up.  Some materials included.

 

 

 

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5-Day Portrait in Oils | June 26-30 | $500 CAD + GST (plus model fee) | Duncan, BC

Tackle a portrait in five days following Katherine Stone’s four-step approach based on the French academic method. Students will leave the workshop with a simple and dependable system for approaching a complex subject. Flesh colour theory will be discussed at length. Students will also learn about the professional side of portrait commissions and the importance of materials and craftsmanship.

 

 

 

 

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5-Day Painting the Portrait from Photos | July 10-14, 2017 | $500 CAD + GST | Duncan, BC

Learn how to improve your photo references and how to make better use of those references.  Students will work on a portrait from photos, learning from Kate how to interpret and improve upon the source material.  Kate will also talk at length about taking better photos and how to identify good references and bad.  There will be an introduction to Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom.  The latter two programs have never been more affordable or easier to learn.

6-Day Textural Still Life in Oils | August 7-12, 2017 | $600 CAD + GST | Duncan, BC

Learn some new tricks from award winning still life painter, Katherine Stone. Kate will share her four-step process for paint layering and her methodology for creating a work of art that will not yellow, delaminate, crack or peel. With the help of a slideshow of close up photos of her own work, Kate will also share her techniques for creating textural and optical effects.

While students work on their individual paintings, particular emphasis will be placed on using the natural behavior of oil paint to arrive at convincing textures. Katherine will share her own approach to tackling wood grain, reflections, shadows, and peeling paint. She will also discuss artistic choices in paint application: when to impasto, when to scumble, when to glaze. Students will leave the class with a logical step-by-step approach to still life and new confidence when confronted with complex textures and challenging visual effects.

 

 

5-Day Alla Prima Portrait in Oils | August 21-25, 2017 | $500 CAD + GST (plus model fee) | Duncan, BC

An alla prima painting is a painting that is completed in just one sitting. It is a challenging and stimulating approach to painting that will force you to step outside of your comfort zone and put your drawing and color mixing skills to the test. Learn some tricks and strategies for getting beautiful flesh tones, a good likeness, and interesting paint quality. Students will work from a new model everyday.

 

 

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