Portraiture and Realism with Ben Howe

Portraiture and Realism with Ben Howe
Commences:31/01/2018
Concludes:21/03/2018


TIME: Wednesdays 10:00am - 4:00pm

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate / Advanced

COURSE CONTENT: Taught by Ben Howe, an accomplished photo realist with over 20 years’ experience as a practising artist, students will have the opportunity to explore both traditional and contemporary oil painting techniques to create an original and accomplished painting. Students will be guided through each step of the process from composition and observation to drawing, tonal value, brush technique, colour preparation, glazing and more, with the scope for an individualised development of technique. For students who are advanced in their practice, there are also a limited number of spaces for those who wish to develop an individual piece or body of work under Ben's mentorship. To view Ben's work, please head to www.ben-howe.com

MATERIALS: Students are required to bring or purchase their own materials for this course. A materials list will be emailed to students a few weeks prior to the first class; materials purchased through the school are priced with a 20% discount, and can be picked up at the beginning of the first class.

 
WED 31/01/2018 10:00am-4:00pm Portraiture & Realism
Throughout the term, Ben will guide you through a series of processes in order to create either a single or series of realistic portraits in oil paints. Each week, you will explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques which may include observational drawing, palette prep and colour management, surface preparation, brush work approaches, alla prima painting and under painting, and glazing.
 
WED 07/02/2018 10:00am-4:00pm Portraiture & Realism
Throughout the term, Ben will guide you through a series of processes in order to create either a single or series of realistic portraits in oil paints. Each week, you will explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques which may include observational drawing, palette prep and colour management, surface preparation, brush work approaches, alla prima painting and under painting, and glazing.
 
WED 14/02/2018 10:00am-4:00pm Portraiture & Realism
Throughout the term, Ben will guide you through a series of processes in order to create either a single or series of realistic portraits in oil paints. Each week, you will explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques which may include observational drawing, palette prep and colour management, surface preparation, brush work approaches, alla prima painting and under painting, and glazing.
 
WED 21/02/2018 10:00am-4:00pm Portraiture & Realism
Throughout the term, Ben will guide you through a series of processes in order to create either a single or series of realistic portraits in oil paints. Each week, you will explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques which may include observational drawing, palette prep and colour management, surface preparation, brush work approaches, alla prima painting and under painting, and glazing.
 
WED 28/02/2018 10:00am-4:00pm Portraiture & Realism
Throughout the term, Ben will guide you through a series of processes in order to create either a single or series of realistic portraits in oil paints. Each week, you will explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques which may include observational drawing, palette prep and colour management, surface preparation, brush work approaches, alla prima painting and under painting, and glazing.
 
WED 07/03/2018 10:00am-4:00pm Portraiture & Realism
Throughout the term, Ben will guide you through a series of processes in order to create either a single or series of realistic portraits in oil paints. Each week, you will explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques which may include observational drawing, palette prep and colour management, surface preparation, brush work approaches, alla prima painting and under painting, and glazing.
 
WED 14/03/2018 10:00am-4:00pm Portraiture & Realism
Throughout the term, Ben will guide you through a series of processes in order to create either a single or series of realistic portraits in oil paints. Each week, you will explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques which may include observational drawing, palette prep and colour management, surface preparation, brush work approaches, alla prima painting and under painting, and glazing.
 
WED 21/03/2018 10:00am-4:00pm Portraiture & Realism
Throughout the term, Ben will guide you through a series of processes in order to create either a single or series of realistic portraits in oil paints. Each week, you will explore a range of traditional and contemporary techniques which may include observational drawing, palette prep and colour management, surface preparation, brush work approaches, alla prima painting and under painting, and glazing.

Important to know

Please remember to wear old clothing and shoes to class as paints and other art materials may stain clothing.

Students are required to bring or purchase their own materials for this course. A materials list will be emailed to students a few weeks prior to the first class; materials purchased through the school are priced with a 20% discount, and can be picked up at the beginning of the first class.

Before confirming enrolment, please read the terms and conditions on our check out page thoroughly as we do not offer refunds or transfers.