Painting the Figure Morning with Joshua McPherson

Joshua McPherson – Life Drawing

In this class, Joshua will introduce you to the art of painting the figure in the studio. Starting with a drawing then progressing to the application of paint, you will be taught the nuances and colour of skin tones as well as proportion and anatomy. The beginning lessons will involve the students practising painting the subject in transparent oil paint (burnt umber). In the following lessons, students will move onto painting in a grisaille method (mono chrome palette using raw umber, black and white). As the lessons progress students will begin to add a limited set of colours to their palette for their daily paintings, finishing with a full artist’s palette.

The course is designed for all levels from beginners to more experienced painters who want to build up more confidence with oil painting.

Limited places small class size.

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Thursdays, 10.00am to 1.00pm

$460 for 9 weeks