Fall 2017 Oil Painting Workshops

Toronto, Canada

Alla Prima Floral

Saturday & Sunday, October 28 & 29, 2017
10am - 6pm each day
Warden & Sheppard, Scarborough (exact location to be emailed upon registration)
Free parking & Accessible by TTC
Cost: $250


In this 2-day workshop, students will be learning how to effectively paint flowers from life in a direct painting approach (the alla prima method). Beginners are welcome. 

Day 1 will begin with introductions and some discussions about common problems faced in painting flowers from life, and how to plan a few steps ahead and problem solve. Caroline will use demonstrations to break down painting flowers with various value studies and colour studies, also discussing composition, colour theory, shape design and edge control during the process. Students will make their own studies following demo, with Caroline giving individual feedback. We will break for lunch around 1pm, and just before end of day students will be making an underpainting of a final composition for Day 2.

Day 2 will begin with a demo on turning the underpainting into a finished piece. Students will spend the rest of the day painting to completion with Caroline's help and feedback throughout the session. Lunch break will be around 1pm. We will each have one completed piece by the end of the weekend.

A list of recommended materials will be provided upon registration. (See below for All Materials Included option.)

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

1 spot left


Alla Prima Portraiture

Saturday & Sunday, November 18 & 19, 2017
10am - 6pm each day
Warden & Sheppard, Scarborough (exact location to be emailed upon registration)
Free parking & Accessible by TTC
Cost: $250 (model fee included)


In this 2-day workshop, students will be painting portraits from a model from life using a direct painting approach (the alla prima method). Beginners are welcome. 

Day 1 will begin with introductions and a basic breakdown of the forms of the face. The portrait is often a difficult subject to paint, especially from life. To break things down to manageable steps, we will be discussing various tips and techniques to draw using a paintbrush, taking into consideration things like gesture, lines of action, proportions, and likeness. We will also discuss composition, colour theory, shape design and edge control. Caroline will demonstrate these concepts with various studies and short poses. Students will make their own studies following demo, with individual feedback. We will break for lunch around 1pm.

Day 2 will begin with a demo on painting a sustained pose from underpainting to finish. This demo will be given in stages throughout the day. Students will spend the day working on their own painting to completion, with Caroline's help and feedback throughout the session. Lunch break will be around 1pm. We will each have one completed piece by the end of the weekend.

A list of recommended materials will be provided upon registration. (See below for All Materials Included option.)

Snacks and beverages will be provided.

4 spots left


Registration:

PayPal is the preferred method of payment (you do not need to have a PayPal account to pay). If you require other methods, please email me at caroline@carolineji.com 

Limited spots available.

Alla Prima Floral ($250) - 1 spot left

Alla Prima Portraiture ($250) - 4 spots left

Both Workshops (10% OFF - $450)


Register from the store: http://www.carolineji.com/fall-2017-workshops

First time oil painting?

Purchasing oil painting materials can be overwhelming for the first-time painter. The cost of canvas & panels, paints, oil, solvent, brushes, etc can add up very quickly, even for student-grade materials. If you're not yet decided about oil painting and don't want to spend a lot of money for a one-time use, you can use my materials for an additional fee of $65. ($85 if registering for both workshops.) I will setup your work area for you, and provide everything you will need with my artist-grade paints and materials that I use in my own work. I will clean up for you as well. You just need to bring yourself. 


All Materials Included for One Workshop ($65)

All Materials Included for Both Workshops ($85)


Purchase from the store: http://www.carolineji.com/all-materials-included


Subscribe to receive info on future workshops and classes, as well as news and exhibitions.

Using Format