- Wash drawing on the canvas: capturing the essential before painting straight on. Tips on how to measure and maintain the proportions.
- Wet-on-wet: How to blend and control the colours, and how to prevent them from getting muddy.
- How to create the impression of light: some theory of colour.
- The light in the shadow: representing the reflected, indirect light and reading the reflected colours in the shadows.
- The greys and the blacks: how to create a variety of them from colour mixing, avoiding pure black pigments.
- Mixing colour and tone on the palette, a special method for maximum purity and brightness of colours.
- The most frequent mixes for skin tones.
- How to use the right brushes for all kinds of effects.
- The use of mediums: why, where and how.
- Controlling the edges: sharp vs soft edges, and how to obtain them wet-on-wet.
- How to clean and preserve your brushes, your colours on the palette for several days and how to safely handle pigments.
- The number of attendees is very limited for optimum learning. Each student will receive individual attention, according to their level.
- The students will be provided with a photographic image of a clothed model in an outdoor, sun-lit urban space to interpret on the canvas.
- A painting demonstration by Michele will start each morning session to show how to render each specific parts that are aimed to be painted in the day, and to explain everything related to the colour mixing. In the afternoon students will apply what they have learned painting on their canvases. Michele will follow them closely and will demonstrate also on their canvases when that is useful for a better understanding.
- Easels and chairs will be provided, but all painting materials and a canvas should be brought by the students. It will be possible to leave these materials in Michele's studio for the duration of the workshop. As for the canvas, still wet at the end of the course, it can be left in the artist's studio to dry completely but it should be collected within four weeks.
- A list of materials needed will be provided after the registration.
Saturday and Sunday, 10am-5pm
Tel. 0044 - (0)7853538527
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No ID requirements but age should be over 18 years old
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
Located in trendy Wood Green, just off the A105 High Road which is accessible form the A40 Westway to the south, and the A406 to the north. Junction 1 of the M1 is within 5 miles of the property and provides a link to destinations across Greater London and the North. Both Wood Green tube station (Piccadilly line) and Alexandra Palace station (mainline) are within walking distance of The Chocolate Factory. Numerous bus routes also service the area.
There is parking at the multi-storey car park at Wood Green Shopping City which is a 5 minute walk away and there are several metered car parking spaces on Western Road, either directly opposite The Chocolate Factory car park entrance or near the Decorium Banqueting Suite that is situated on the right hand side at the beginning of Western Road.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
There is no need for a printed ticket
Is there any restaurant for lunch?
There are two restaurants belonging to the Chocolate Factory. Mosaica Restaurant is in the same building (Chocolate Factory 1), in the ground floor. It has a very nice atmosphere and good food, although it is the more expensive option. The other option is Karamel Restaurant, in the next building, Chocolate Factory 2. Karamel is a vegan restaurant, also with a nice space and good food. The Brooke Cafe, a typical "Greasy Spoon", is also just 2 minutes walking distance from the building. These are the closest choices, but you can also walk to the High Road, just 5 minutes away, where you have plenty of restaurants to choose from, and several shops like a big Morrisons and a small Sainsbury's.
Tea, coffeee and biscuits will be provided during each session.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
You should bring all painting materials, but easels and chairs are provided. White spirit and kitchen paper can be provided for an additional fee of £2, to be payed on arrival.
What is the refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable. However, if for any reason you are unable to attend the workshop, please advise not later than 72h before the beginning of the workshop and you will be given the opportunity to attend another future workshop within 365 days from the purchase of the ticket.
When & Where
Michele Del Campo Studio
Michele Del Campo is an Italian artist with an international formation, having studied and lived in Italy, UK and Spain. He has had solo exhibitions in London, Madrid, Barcelona, Valencia, Milan, Lima and Lugano, and group exhibitions around Europe, US and Asia. For a more complete information his website is: www.micheledelcampo.com