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Grisaille Portrait Workshop

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Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

Unit 403, AWOL Studios

Pollard Street

Manchester

M4 7JA

United Kingdom

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Learn to paint grisaille portrait studies from life while developing your understanding of tonal principles and handling of oil paint.

Reserve your place with a £40 deposit, the £120 remainder will be invoiced separately and is payable a week before the workshop.


A Grisaille is a painting executed entirely in shades of grey, therefore they are an ideal transition from drawing to painting. By working with only one colour you can focus on learning to handle paint while applying the tonal principles necessary to represent form convincingly.

Grisaille portraits are very attractive in their own right but can also be used an underpainting for colour work as was often the case in Old Master Paintings.

If you're new to painting this workshop will get you started in a controlled way. If you have more experience with paint you’ll find this method of working will reinforce your understanding of tone and form while giving you a perfect foundation for glazing techniques.


Grisaille Portrait Workshop Overview


This workshop with Christopher Clements will show you how to paint a grisaille portrait study from life. Tonal principles and paint handling you’ll learn will give your portrait painting a solid foundation. You’ll start by painting a 9 step tonal scale in which can be divided up into value families of shadow, light and halftone. A clear understanding of these distinctions will help you keep your paintings clear and convincing. All the while you’ll learn how to handle oil paint to best effect, keeping you in control of your work.

Following on from the tonal exercises you’ll learn about the gesture and structure of the head, looking at orientation and construction methods as well as compositional principles. Finally you’ll put all this into practice as you work up a finished grisaille portrait study from life.

You’ll be introduced to an approach which helps you concentrate on one concept at a time. This provides you with a framework to greatly increase the efficiency of your work and enable you to pace your painting according to the time you have available.

During the workshop you’ll look at how to handle paint, mediums and brushes to best effect at each stage of the painting.

Bridge the gap between drawing & painting

Develop your understanding of tone & form

Push your ability to paint from life

Learn how to create a strong foundation for colour

Expand your oil painting technique


By the end of the workshop you’ll be familiar with how to create a grisaille portrait study from life. You’ll have a better understanding of tonal principles and will have learnt a technique which can be used as a great foundation for colour painting. If you're new to painting the approach will help you bridge the gap between drawing and painting.


The class is limited to 7 students meaning you can work towards your own personal goals whether you’re looking to learn fundamental principles or push your skills from a more advanced position. As you’d expect with any Northern Realist course, it’s a chance to spend time concentrating on your work beside like-minded friendly artists - with all the usual tea, biscuits and friendly conversation that goes with it.

See the Northern Realist website for more details

Course Price £160, reserve your place with a £40 deposit, the remainder will be invoiced before the course.


FAQs

What Materials Will I need?

Grisaille Painting Materials, email info@northernrealist.com for more information


What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Train: Manchester Piccadilly Metrolink: New Islington

Parking: Free parking at Hope Mill


How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Chris: info@northernrealist.com


What's the refund policy?

30 Days prior to the workshop for deposit refunds, remainder payment refunds up to 14 days in advance.

Full refund if the course is cancelled

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Northern Realist Drawing & Painting

Unit 403, AWOL Studios

Pollard Street

Manchester

M4 7JA

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 30 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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