Martinho was the former painting instructor at the famous Angel Academy in Florence, Italy. I personally consider this school the best place to learn the technical skills of classical realist methods and have taken many workshops on the processes they teach.
With a class limited to 10 students, we'll have 2 models set up with 5 artists around each model. Students will go through a thorough process to produced a painted portrait from life. Martinho will be the main instructor, but I will also be available to help, and you will have access to my studio for the week to witness my oil painted illustrations and process up close.
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We are excited to offer this course and I think it will be alot of fun. I just want to underscore the opportunity this workshop provides, especially for Western Canadians who have limited exposure to this type of instruction and experience. Both Martinho and I have traveled and studied extensively in artistic hotbeds at great time and financial expense. To spend a week at my studio studying with us is a fantastic opportunity to absorb our knowledge with a small class size and in the inspiring setting of my working studio. I would have killed to go to a workshop like this 10 years ago, but had to make many costly trips to build my knowledge of this craft. For anyone interested in travelling to this workshop, I can help you with logistics like hotels, so just ask.
I have created a Facebook event for this workshop. Feel free to join this page for future info or to discuss and ask questions.
Contact my personal e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to register. Hope to see you in May!