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DATES: 21 to 25 August 2023 | 5 days, 30 instructed hours total
TIMES: 9:30 to 16:30 (lunch from 12:30 to 13:30)
INSTRUCTOR: Teresa Oaxaca
COST: € 750
INCLUDED WITH COST: Daily lunch & refreshments, model costs, easels
NOT INCLUDED: Painting materials (see below), accommodation, travel fare
RECOMMENDED LEVEL: All levels welcome
ABOUT THIS COURSE
Course DescriptionIn this workshop, classical surrealist painter Teresa Oaxava will be teaching and demonstrating how to paint the female figure in oils. Her approach utilizes classical methods of the Baroque and nineteenth century, blended with a modern understanding of color, brushwork and aesthetics.
What can I expect?
A live female model will hold a single, sustained pose over 5 days (with breaks!) The model will pose nude, though with a little bit of blue drapery to create interesting color harmonies and flow-through lines in the composition.
Teresa will demonstrate her painting methods for the group, and guide you one-on-one through your own layering and texture process when constructing your figure painting.
In this course, emphasis will be placed on constructing a proportionate figure using anatomy, value, color, and brushwork to create various edge and blending effects.
Course MaterialsThe following materials are required for participation in this course.
Items on the list marked * are available to buy at the atelier.REQUIRED MATERIALS
- Several sheets of drawing paper, minimum A2 size, white or cream colored (instructor’s recommended brands: Strathmore, Canson, or Fabriano)
- Graphite pencils: 2B, HB, 2H, 4H (Landon recommends at least 3 of each pencil)
- Tombow Mono Zero eraser pen, for fine detailed erasure
- 2 kneaded erasers (Landon’s recommended brands: Prismacolor or Faber-Castell)
- Paper towels
- 1 roll artist’s tape
- Box cutter or craft knife, for sharpening pencils
- Sandpaper board, for sharpening pencils
These additional items are not required for class, but students may find them useful to bring:
- Clean paper blending stump
- Soft-hair paintbrushes
- Bristle-hair paintbrushes
Workshop ScheduleSTUDIO HOURS
- 9:00 | Studio doors open
- 9:30 to 12:30 | Morning lessons
- 12:30 to 13:30 | Lunch break
- 13:30 to 16:30 | Afternoon lessons
- 17:00 | Studio closed
Students will work towards the completion of one highly resolved figure painting over the course of 5 days. Specifically, we will work from a female model posing nude, though partially covered with blue drapery.
Lessons are divided between live painting demonstrations from Teresa, who will share her personal painting methods and insight with the group, and one-on-one instruction to guide students in the creation of their personal figure paintings.
Financial AidYou may be eligible for funding for this workshop from Werktuig PPO (permanente professionele ontwikkeling, or “continuous professional development”) if the following applies to you:
- You are employed by a Dutch company or organization in the creative or cultural sector.
- You are a self-employed freelancer in the Netherlands in the creative or cultural sector.
How can I check if I am eligible?
Businesses within the creative or cultural sectors are categorized by SBI code.
The list of eligible SBI codes can be found here.
How does this funding scheme work?
Werktuig PPO finances one-third of the total cost of the course, with the remaining amount to be contributed by you or your employer.
Are you interested in enrolling in multiple courses at DARA? Werktuig PPO offers a maximum contribution of € 2000 in funds per 12 months.
How can I apply?
Apply online at: https://werktuigppo.nl/
Applications must be submitted by students. DARA is not affiliated with Werktuig PPO and cannot apply on a student’s behalf. Questions regarding this funding scheme may be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Can students at DARA apply for the STAP budget?
Not at this time.
Are there any other discounts or scholarships available for workshops at DARA?
Not at this time.