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Figure Painting: Engergized Start, Graceful Finish with Seth Haverkamp


September 1-3
9 am-5 pm
Instructor:  Seth Haverkamp


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September 1-3
9 am-5 pm
Instructor:  Seth Haverkamp

space is limited so early registration is encouraged

We are happy to bring one of our favorite visiting instructors back again to teach this fall.  In this 3-day workshop, students will work from a live, unclothed model to vigorously apply paint in simplified blocks to capture the gesture of the pose.  Using a limited palette, students will paint with both thin and thick paint, in conjunction with wiping paint out, to achieve a successful drawing.  Students will then work on pushing values to paint in the fall of light and add a three-dimensional effect.  Using a grey toned canvas with paint scumbled over it,  with thick paint in the lighter areas, a fully realized figure can be achieved.  Paint manipulation and brush handling will be discussed and demonstrated.  Seth will discuss how this leads directly into a multiple layered studio figure painting.  Seth will also discuss the similarity between painting from life and from photographs.  Model fee included in the workshop fee.

There will be a one-hour lunch break each day.  Students may bring their own lunch or enjoy lots of dining options nearby in our southside neighborhood.

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About the Instructor:

Seth has been drawing since forever. Even in his early school days, Seth turned upon his desire to draw. One instance of note was a 5th grade science fair in which Seth turned in detailed drawings of hawks instead of a more typical (and acceptable) project. He continued with his art and graduated with a Bachelor in Fine Arts from Carson Newman College after a year each at Cleveland Institute of Art and Memphis College of Art. In 2005 he studied with internationally known artist Nelson Shanks at Studio lncamminati. Upon leaving lncamminati he moved to northern Virginia where he could focus on both studying painting and his career.

Living in the Washington DC area enabled Seth to have a number of one-man shows as well as study with renowned artist Robert Liberace. Along with interesting and unique still-life paintings Seth has done many commissioned portraits, but his chief subject and love is his wife and children. They always take him to new heights of creativity and beauty.

It was a portrait of his daughter Echo that earned him Best in Show in the 2008 Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait competition. Other honors include a Certificate of Excellence in the 2011 show. Also in 2011, he was a finalist in the Art Renewal Centers International Competition. Recently, Seth won “Peoples Choice Award” in the 2013 Portrait Society of America’s International Portrait Competition for a painting of his daughter Essie as well as “Top Honors” in the same competition in 2013 and 2014. Seth was also a finalist and received an award form the 2013 ARC international painting competition in the portraits category.

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Refunds can not be given for this visiting artist workshop unless canceled by Townsend Atelier.