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August, 2017
21 Mon For 5 days Figure Painting Masterclass with Alan McGowan - SC1604150
    For 5 days “Freeing Up” Your Creativity - SC1604015
    For 5 days Life Drawing - SC1604001
    For 5 days Introduction to Stone Carving - SC1604010
    For 5 days Young Artists - SC1604419
    For 5 days SC1604118 Portrait Painting with Charlie Schaffer
26 Sat For 2 days Introduction to Painting - WC1604013
29 Tue For 4 days Drawing for All - SC1604009
    For 4 days Drawing Views of London - SC1604004
    For 4 days Portrait Sculpture Masterclass with Ellen Christiansen - SC1604036
    For 4 days Pewter Casting using the “Lost Wax” Technique - SC1604032
    For 4 days Young Artists - SC1604519
    For 4 days SC1604106 Figure and Portrait Painting
    6:30pm - 9:30pm Relief Printing: Multiplate Woodcut - EC1604PR14
30 Wed 6:30pm - 9:30pm Etching: Hard Ground to Aquatint - EC1604PR13
1 Fri For 3 days Linocut Illustration in Colour - WC1604PR09
    6pm - 7pm Oil Painting Pack
    6pm - 7pm Acrylic Painting Pack
    6pm - 6:05pm Drawing Pack
2 Sat All day Sculpture Taster - SAT1604T03
18 Mon For 10 days The Fundamentals of Portraiture - D1701P10
    For 10 days Fundamentals of Oil Painting - D1701P01
    For 10 days Sculpture in Practice - D1701S50
    For 10 days Printmaking in Practice - D1701PR08
    For 10 days N1701013 Painting for Beginners/Newington Building
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Figure Painting Masterclass with Alan McGowan - SC1604150

Monday, 21 Aug 2017 For 5 days

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Tutor: Alan McGowan

Dates: Monday – Friday, 21st – 25th August 2017

Days: 5

Times: 10.00am – 5.00pm

Experience Level: Intermediate/Advanced

Fee: £340

Under Alan’s guidance, students will concentrate on developing the relationship between life drawing and painting whilst considering mark-making, colour and the handling properties of paint. These elements will be fused together over the five day course by firstly making several drawn studies in both dry materials and oil paints, followed by a one day oil painting and finally, a more developed three day painting in oil. The consideration of accuracy of observation and measurement will be looked at in relation to freedom of expression, exploration of materials and engagement with an expressive and individual painterly language. Students will receive regular one-to-one guidance throughout the course.

Alan McGowan is a figurative and portrait artist who specialises in working from life. His expressive brushwork and dynamic use of colour in combination with accomplished draughtsmanship have won him many honours including exhibiting at the BP Portrait exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London, the Threadneedle Prize for Figurative Art, the Society of Portrait Sculptors exhibition and The Ruth Borchard self portrait exhibition. In 2014 he was a semi-finalist in the Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the year and his work is featured in the international painting annual review INPA5, published in 2016 by Manifest in Cincinatti USA.