Expressive Figure Painting with Alan McGowan - a MAC Summer School course

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Moray Art Centre

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Findhorn

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Alan McGowan

Expressive Figure Painting with Alan McGowan

8th to 12th July, 2019

The course

Under Alan’s guidance, students will concentrate on developing the relationship between life drawing and painting whilst considering mark-making, colour and the handling properties of paint. The consideration of accuracy of observation and measurement will be looked at in relation to freedom of expression, exploration of materials and engagement with an expressive and individual painterly language. Students will receive regular one-to-one guidance throughout the course.

The figure painting workshop will begin by looking at how we approach creating the figure on canvas through drawing - firstly making several drawn studies in both dry materials and oil paints, followed by a one day oil painting and finally two paintings over the last three days. The topics I will focus on in the class will include composition; drawing and measuring; mark making; tone; and the differing qualities and characteristics of paint. Other topics will inevitably crop up, such as colour palettes, and these will be discussed on an individual basis as they arise.

The tutor

Alan McGowan is a figurative and portrait artist who specialises in working from life combining skilled draughtsmanship and an expressive use of paint. His work has appeared at the BP Portrait exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, The Scottish Portrait Awards, the Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art, the Society of Portrait Sculptors exhibition and The Ruth Borchard self portrait exhibition. In 2014 he was a semi-finalist in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year and his work is featured in the international painting annual reviews INPA5, published by Manifest in Cincinatti USA. He has taught at the Royal Academy in London, Edinburgh College of Art, Leith School of Art and other institutions. He has published two books of figure art “The Language of the Body” (2012) and “Unstill Life” (2017).”

This course forms part of Moray Art Centre's Summer School programme. Light lunches and refreshments will be provided for participants in all courses.

If you require overnight accommodation the following link may prove helpful.

http://findhorn.cc/services/bed-breakfast-list/

Special Offers: Until 31st March we are inviting prospective participants to pay the class fee in four instalments rather than all at once. Details are on the ticketing page.

We also have a discounted price of £250 for participants who have already booked on another Summer School course. Please contact our office and they will provide you with the access code for this ticket.

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