Copying the 19th-Century French Nudes
Instructor: Ashish Kumar Patel
Dates: 19 - 30 June 2017
In this 60 hour workshop, students will be introduced to the 19th-century French Academy method, which is used to describe the style of 'true to life'.
Copying paintings is the surest way to improve one’s painting skills, whether one is an established artist or a beginner, and the human figure offers the greatest scope for dealing with gesture, proportion and subtle colour. For this, the 19th-century academy painters were the best.
The workshop begins with gesture drawing of the painting with a dry brush technique. Next, using the limited palette of some earth colours and some cadmiums, colour is introduced to focus on the big form (called Big-Form Modelling). Painting continues with a 1st-painting i.e. an introduction to the planes of the human figure. Painting is finished with a 2nd-painting, followed by final glazes and toning.
This course instructs the student in an easy to follow step-by-step process, working from reproductions of the great 19th-century nudes provided by the instructor.
Gallery of Workshop Images
Please choose which image you would like to copy during the workshop and inform us of your decision, so that we may supply you with a reproduction of this work.
1. Jules Joseph Lefebvre - ODALISQUE, 1874
2. Jacques Louis David - PATROCLUS, 1780
3. Jules Joseph Lefebvre - LADY GODIVA
4. Jean Jacques Henner - WOMAN ON A BLACK DIVAN
5. Camille Felix Bellanger - THE DEAD ABEL, 1875
Early reservations are recommended, as student numbers are purposely limited to allow for a high degree of individual attention.
- Workshop Fee: €1900.00 Euros
- (The cost of some of the materials are included in this price - other materials, however, are to be provided by the student. A Materials List will be provided on registration).
- The fee includes 10-days tuition.The course involves 60 hours of full instruction, together with lectures.
- Class times: Monday to Friday 09.30 - 12.30 and 13.30 - 16.30
NOT INCLUDED ARE: ACCOMMODATION, AIRFARES, TRANSPORT AND ALL OTHER EXPENSES
- RESERVATION & REGISTRATION: In order to reserve your place in the Spring/Summer Workshop Programme 2017 we will ask you to remit a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit in the amount of €1000.00 EUROS for each Workshop chosen.
- Please contact us for the details for making your deposit / payments (non-transferable/non-refundable). We cannot confirm your registration until your deposit has been received.
- Please note that there will be a transfer fee of €20.00 Euros added for all transactions.
The non-refundable/non-transferable balance for workshops 2 - 10 must be received by 1st May 2017, for workshop 1 by 15th February 2017.
For registrations for workshops 2 - 10 after 1st May 2017 and for workshop 1 after 15th February 2017, the full fee is requested at the time of registration.
- Final Payment: BALANCE OF PAYMENT OF €900.00 EUROS SHOULD BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 1ST MAY, 2017. Please contact us by email for payment details at: email@example.com
- Minimum enrollment requirement for Workshops 1-10 is 5 participants.
- Participants in workshops 2 - 10 will be notified if this number is not reached by 1st May 2017, for workshop 1 by 15th February 2017. At that time, they will be given the choice of either enrolling in another Workshop, availability permitting, or having their deposit refunded.
Participants in workshops 2 - 10 may continue to apply up to 1st June 2017, in workshop 1 up to 15th February 2017, and after that time subject to availability.
- Cancellation Policy: No refunds on any workshops will be given for whatever reason. Any deposits/fees paid are non-transferable/non-refundable.
- Conditions: A FULL REFUND WILL BE GIVEN IN THE EVENT THAT THE ANGEL ACADEMY SHOULD, FOR WHATEVER REASON, NEED TO CANCEL THE COURSE.
- The Angel Academy of Art reserves the right to substitute instructors of any Workshop at the last minute or during the session.
- In the event of the cancellation of any of the above Workshops for reasons beyond our control, we strongly advise participants to acquire travel insurance that covers the loss of any amounts paid for airfare and accommodation.
- Should you require information on accommodation in Florence we have a list available of small hotels which are in walking distance of the school. Alternatively should you prefer to rent or share an apartment we have an agent for the school who will be pleased to assist you. This information will be sent out once you have enrolled in any or all of the workshops.
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In order to reserve your place in the Spring/Summer Workshop Programme 2017, we will ask you to remit a non-refundable/non-transferable deposit in the amount of Euros 1000.00 for each Workshop chosen. Please note that there will be a transfer fee of Euros 20.00 added for all transactions. T The balance for workshops 2 - 10 must be received by 1st May 2017, for workshop 1 by 15th February 2017. For registrations for workshops 2 - 10 after 1st May 2017 and for workshop 1 after 15th February 2017, the full fee is requested at the time of registration. Please contact us by email for payment details at: firstname.lastname@example.org
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