10:00 am-5:00 pm EST
Instructor: Shane Wolf
We are so happy to have Shane back again, this time for 5 whole days! In this very unique 5-day workshop Shane Wolf will teach his approach to creating a preparatory drawing and small alla prima color studies from the live model, and then how to create a finished painting from these studies.
A solid preparatory drawing from life allows the artist tremendous freedom when moving to the painting: compositional studies, color studies, size experiments, etc., are all aspects that can be played with before engaging the final painting.
Over many years Shane has developed his own approach to this traditional technique and will share what he has found to be very useful in preparatory drawings as well as what is superfluous (i.e. how to take color notes, anatomical notes, etc, to be as efficient as possible while the model is posing).
One great advantage to this approach is that there is no limit to the time one can spend on the painting once a sound preparatory drawing is completed. During this workshop students will spend several days developing their preparatory drawing from the live model, one session painting alla prima color studies from the model, then will have several days to work on their figure painting without the model. Even after the workshop is over, students will have enough information to be able to continue to work on their paintings.
This workshop is great for painters of all levels, as Shane’s approach to developing final paintings from drawings is quite a unique and personal.
Students will be working from a live model. The model fee is included in the workshop fee. There will be a lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own. We have lots of restaurant choices nearby and if you want to bring your lunch with you, we have a full fridge, freezer, microwave and convection oven for you to use. For those traveling from out of town, please email us and we will be happy to help with accommodation recommendations.
So that everyone can have plenty of one-on-one instruction, the workshop will be limited to 12 participants.
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Students will receive a discount on materials in our store. Easels, taborets and other studio equipment are provided.
About the instructor: ￼
Shane Wolf was born in 1976 in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in design in 2000 from the University of Cincinnati College of DAAP he joined Salomon SAS in Annecy, France, as a graphic designer. In 2004 he embarked on a 16-month around the world trip and kept a drawing journal of his travels. His journey led him to Florence, the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
In Florence, he began studying art at the Angel Academy of Art. From 2005 to 2009, he rigorously explored the fundamentals of art based on techniques used by the most influential Old Masters. He received his Diploma of Excellence while also serving as teacher at this prestigious Italian art academy.
In 2010, Shane moved to Paris where he lived and worked for over a decade, driven by a vital desire to draw and share his humanist ideals inspired by the human form. Wolf has been awarded numerous prizes and participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Europe and the USA.
We are unable to give refunds or exchanges for visiting artist workshops unless class is cancelled by Townsend Atelier or unless we are able to fill the cancelled spot with someone on our waiting list. Our standard cancellation fee would apply.