Friday, 27 November 2015

David Gray Masterclass 2016

The Portrait from Life

Monday  25th July - Saturday 30th July 2016, (six days) Belfast 

Nina, oil on panel, David Gray
David Gray is an award winning oil painter known for his still life and human subject paintings rendered in a style reminiscent of the French Neoclassical painters Jacque-Louis David and his student Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres. 

Alla Prima portrait, David Gray

In this workshop, working from the live model David will take you step by step through the process he uses in creating his professional works. From the initial under-drawing through to final glazes, learn to build your painting in a series of layers that will help you effectively translate the observed model into an elegant and refined portrait. 

Each phase of the process will be covered in detail. Daily demos will be given and you will apply the lessons on your own canvas. Personal attention will be given to each student.  

Please join David for six days of intense study, of learning techniques and concepts for painting the portrait from life, as well as camaraderie, and hopefully a little fun, too.
Demonstration painting, David Gray

Demonstration painting, David Gray

Further Workshop Details:The workshop includes: 5 days tuition plus a one day demonstration session: six days in total. Tuition is  from 10am - 5pm daily on Mon , Tues, Wed, & Fri - Sat, with a 1 hour lunch break. In the middle of the workshop, day 4, Thursday, will be a full portrait demonstration by David, giving students time to rest and enjoy watching the entire process. Individual and group critiquesPainting demonstrations every day. Discussions on materials and techniques 
Cost: £750 to include 30 hours of instruction, tea/coffee and some materials (canvas will be provided as well as all flammable liquids so that students don't need to worry about those if flying). A list of materials (paint and brushes) will be sent upon booking a place.

Terms & Conditions:

A 50% non-refundable deposit is required to hold your place. Full payment must be received by 1st May 2016. This is non-refundable. Payment is made upon recept of invoice. 
Minimum number of students - 10.

Not included:
Accommodation and flights, transport and all other personal costs. If the course is cancelled for any reason, a full refund will be made. 
 If traveling, it is recommended that you take out insurance to cover costs in the unlikely event of cancellation etc. 

Details of accomodation near the studio will be provided upon booking. 

For booking information and all enquiries please email 

Belfast is a vibrant city with a warm friendly atmosphere. If you are traveling for this course, you will find lots of things in the city to enjoy, in the days before or after the workshop.

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