Monochromatic Portrait Course - Dru Blair (14-16 May 2018)

£600.00 inc.VAT
(£500.00 ex.VAT)
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Monochromatic Portrait Course - Dru Blair (14-16 May 2018)

Michael Rose hosts this three day Monochromatic workshop taught by internationally known USA realism artist, Dru Blair.

Although portrait painting may seem formidable, this workshop is non-intimidating with both the novice and veteran artist in mind!

On this 3-day workshop, Dru Blair will teach you the techniques of painting realistic skin tones, hair, lips, eyes, backgrounds and many other attributes that make up a well-executed realism portrait painting.

Dru Blair will be on-hand and will help guide you every step of the way.

Dates: Mon 14th - Wed 16th May 2018
Times: 10:00 am - 6:30 pm
Duration: 3 days
Tutor: Dru Blair
Class size: 12
Location: Michael Rose School of Art, 25 Cranborne Parade, Mutton Lane, Potters Bar, Hertfordshire, EN6 3BA, England.
Click here for contact details and directions.

Course content:

  • How to create skin texture
  • How to recognize problems in your paintings that might otherwise have gone unnoticed
  • How to develop observation techniques to expand your visual discrimination
  • How to make hair look real
  • Rendering facial details such as skin texture, hair, lips, and eyes with accuracy
  • Split paper/frisket techniques
  • Different types of shields and when to use them
  • Why value matters
  • When to use the bounce method
  • 3 eraser techniques that will make a difference in your art
  • Discerning and managing edges and transitions
  • Frisket vs paper
  • Transferring your image
  • 5 masking techniques that work
  • When and where detail matters most
  • How to survive catastrophic errors
  • Opaque or Transparent? How to chose
  • A simple household product that can enhance your painting
  • Understanding simultaneous contrast and the role it plays in your paintings

What is provided:

  • Students will be supplied with an airbrush, equipment and paint for the duration of the course.
  • Students will have the opportunity to buy paint and discounted airbrush equipment at the course location.
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits will be served at 9:30 to 10:00am and 4:30 to 4:45pm.

You will also need:

  • Accommodation - Please contact Michael Rose for a list of recommended local hotels and B&Bs.
  • Lunch - Bring a packed lunch or there are local shops and food outlets to visit in the lunch break from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Please click here to read the terms and conditions regarding booking, payment and cancellations. Your booking is with Michael Rose School of Art and not with The Airbrush Company.