workshops > alla prima portrait painting w/ benjamin gouttard
Alla Prima Portrait Painting
with BENJAMIN GOUTTARD
DATES: 23 - 25 July 2021
HOURS: 9:30 - 16:30 (lunch from 12:30 - 13:30, 18 instructed hours total)
INSTRUCTOR: Benjamin Gouttard
LIMIT: 10 students maximum
TUITION: €450 - price is inclusive of some materials (see materials list), life model fees, complimentary lunch and refreshments
Above: examples of Benjamin's portraiture in oils.
- Recommended level: intermediate to advanced
In this intensive three-day course with French painter Benjamin Gouttard, we will explore fundamental principles of figurative painting with the goal of awakening a more intuitive working approach. From drawing to painting, Benjamin will propose his way to approach the realization of a portrait in oils, from the basic principles of proportions and composition, to the study of flesh tones, likeness, and presence.
Beyond the technical aspects of painting, Benjamin will encourage students to explore what the presence of the models sitting in front of us can allow to bring to life on the canvas: how to feel free not just to copy the model, but to understand him or her, in order to combine a mix of both the painter and the model's presence into the final painting.
By working alla prima (wet into wet) in relatively short three-hour sessions, this approach to painting reveals a sense of spontaneity that asks us to get straight to the point, allowing for honesty to reflect in our works. Benjamin will give live painting demonstrations in the mornings for students to see every step of his process, and he will work with students one-on-one as they paint the portrait from life for the remainder of the course.
- INCLUDED MATERIALS: DARA will supply each student with vine charcoal and oil-prepared linen canvas.
The following materials are required for participation this workshop. On the final page is a list of recommended local art shops where supplies can be purchased in Haarlem or in surrounding cities. To download the Materials List as a PDF document, please click the button above.
Do you have any questions about any of the items on this list? Please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will be more than happy to help.OIL COLORS:
All oil colors should be Artist/Professional quality. We strongly discourage “student-grade” paint.
- Titanium White
- Yellow Ochre (pale or medium)
- Cadmium Red (light or medium)
- Ivory Black
- Cobalt Blue
Students are welcome to bring additional colors if desired.
GENERAL PAINTING SUPPLIES:
- Linseed Oil
- Odorless Mineral Spirits (Please Note: Only aroma-free solvents such as Gamsol are permitted for use in the studio. Please do not bring genuine turpentine or any other strong-smelling solvents.)
- A pencil + sketchbook for sketching & taking notes
- Paper towels
- Wooden palette
- Palette knife
- Medium cups
- Clean, empty jar for rinsing brushes
- A variety of brushes ranging in sizes 4 to 10. These should be a mix of both soft/synthetic hair brushes and bristle hair brushes. Any brush shape – rounds, flats, and filberts – is fine.
WHERE TO BUY SUPPLIES:
Unsure of where to buy supplies? We recommend the following art stores in Haarlem and surrounding cities (please note that availability may vary between stores):
- PAYMENT POLICY
The fee for this course is €450* inclusive of some materials (see materials list), all life model fees, complimentary lunch and refreshments.
Once the Dutch Atelier of Realist Art (DARA) has notified the student of his or her acceptance into the workshop via email, a deposit payment equivalent to one half of the course fee is due within two weeks in order to reserve the student's place. Spaces are not reserved until the deposit has been paid.
The remaining balance of workshop fees is due by 25 June 2021 (4 weeks in advance of the start of the course.) After this time, new students may still register for the course if there is room available, but please be advised that the full amount of course tuition will be due upon acceptance.
In the event that the requisite fees are not paid by the aforementioned deadlines, the student will be notified by email that he or she risks relinquishing their space in the class if the overdue fees are not paid within 7 days. Students who have not paid the full course fee prior to the first day of the workshop are not permitted to attend under any circumstances.
* The Dutch Atelier of Realist Art is a vocational school recognized by the Centraal Register Kort Beroepsonderwijs (CRKBO). Students enrolled in our courses are therefore exempt from paying additional VAT (BTW).
ACCEPTED PAYMENT METHODS
DARA accepts payment through the following methods: cash, credit or debit card, Paypal, and wire transfer. All fees are payable in EUR. A confirmation of receipt is sent within 48 hours of receiving a payment.
Cash: Cash payments must be paid at a scheduled appointment in person. Please do not mail cash.
Credit Card / Debit Card / Paypal: Students may pay online using the link below. All online payments are processed through Paypal. *** Please note that an additional 3,5% processing fee is applied.
Wire Transfer: Please advise us when the transfer of funds has been made and provide a transaction number so we may track the payment. Our bank details are as follows:
Bank Name: Rabobank Haarlem
Beneficiary: Dutch Atelier of Realist Art
IBAN: NL04 RABO 0327 7614 31
SWIFT (BIC): RABONL2U
Branch Number: 3244
Bank Address: Dreef 40, 2012 HS Haarlem
Students can use the link below to pay either the deposit or the full course fee online with a credit card, debit card, or Paypal account. All online payments are processed through Paypal.
*** Please note that an additional 3,5% processing fee is applied.
Please click the menu for a drop-down option to pay either the course deposit or full tuition fee.
- ADMISSIONS | WORKING IN THE STUDIO | STUDIO CANCELLATIONS | STUDENT CANCELLATIONS
All applicants are advised to review our Studio Policies in full before submitting a registration form.
Registration is open to students of any nationality, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age*, medical status, marital or civil status, religion, creed, or political affiliation. (*Please note that applicants under age 18 must have a parent or legal guardian provide express written permission via email that states that the applicant may be enrolled.)
Students may apply by completing an online registration form (available by clicking the "Apply Now" button above.) After submitting a registration form, the student will be sent an email notification within 48 hours as to the status of his or her acceptance in the workshop. The Dutch Atelier of Realist Art (DARA) reserves the right to refuse enrollment to any new or returning students deemed by the studio administration to be out of line with the programme's stated mission and policies, and/or disruptive to the studio and its attendees.
Registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis, and it is therefore advisable for students to sign up for courses early while spaces are available. Spaces are very limited in order to ensure that each student receives a high level of individual attention and one-on-one instruction. Once the workshop has been filled, any subsequent applicants will be placed on a waiting list. In the event that a student cancels his or her registration and/or fails to pay the requisite course fees, the next student on the waiting list will receive the space in the class instead.
WORKING IN THE STUDIO
All students agree to adhere to our Studio Policies as a condition of their continued enrollment in any workshop offered at DARA. Students are expected to maintain a professional working environment at all times by respecting themselves, fellow students, models, guests, and instructors.
Students are expected to arrive to class on time and with the appropriate required materials in order to participate in the workshop. During the course, each student is provided with storage space to store his or her art supplies, artwork, and personal belongings. Please note that all student belongings must be taken home by the end of the workshop. DARA accepts no responsibility for the damage, loss, or theft of student property, except in cases solely attributable to the misconduct of a DARA staff member.STUDIO CANCELLATIONS
The minimum level of enrollment for this course to run is 4 students. In the event that this enrollment level is not attained, students will be notified 60 days in advance of the start of the course, and will be offered the option of either receiving a full refund* or transferring to a different course of their choosing (provided that space is available.) All refunds are processed within 7 days of studio cancellations.
During the workshop, if a single class session is cancelled for any reason, DARA will notify all students of the cancellation by phone and email. Every effort will be made to schedule a make-up class at a time convenient for the majority of students. Refunds for cancelled class sessions are awarded only in the event that no make-up class is scheduled. DARA reserves the right to substitute instructors and/or models during a class if no alternative is available.
*Please note that in the event of a studio cancellation, DARA is only responsible for refunding the cost of tuition, and not for any of the student's associated expenses, such as travel fare and/or purchase of class materials.STUDENT CANCELLATIONS
Cancellations may be made by email notification to email@example.com. Students who cancel their workshop registration within 14 days of submitting a registration form are entitled to a full refund of fees. All refunds are processed within 7 days of the cancellation date. After the 14-day grace period has passed, the following student cancellation policy applies:
- The deposit payment becomes non-refundable.
- If the cancellation is made more than 60 days in advance of the start of the workshop, and the student has already paid the full course fee: the student is entitled to a 50% refund.
- If the cancellation is made more than 30 days in advance of the start of the workshop, and the student has already paid the full course fee: the student is entitled to a 25% refund.
- If the cancellation is made with fewer than 30 days in advance of the start of the workshop: no refunds will be awarded.
In the event that a student drops out of a workshop after the course has already begun, and the date of cancellation falls within the aforementioned 14-day grace period, the student is still required to pay the total cost of services rendered (calculated by the number of class dates the student was in attendance). The student will be refunded the remaining balance of fees.