Art of Drapery: painting
The term ”drapery” refers to the artistic arrangement of clothing or fabric in a painting, sculpture or drawing and has been used as a still life subject for centuries.
In the past, artists` apprentices would produce drawings of drapery as part of their training. It became such an essential part of paintings, particularly for commissioned portraits, that some artists began to specialise in it. The artist, Poussin, manipulated drapery to help his compositional flow and guide the eye. Vermeer, like Poussin, used drapery as a compositional device, famously drawing his fabrics, as curtains, to reveal his scenes.
Join Eileen Wigley on our workshop as she introduces this fascinating subject through art theory, artists and practice. The morning session will include guided teaching using pencil and experimenting with mark-making to explore the representation of form and texture. Following lunch, Eileen will demonstrate the techniques to complete your final pastel drawing from still life.
Your final artwork will be mounted for you to take home.
Light refreshments will be provided
all abilites welcome / all materials included