“The Re-imagined Figure” with Dan Coombs Sat/Sun 28- 29 April 2018


Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm

This class is limited to 12 participants only, book now to avoid disappointment.

The purpose of the course will be to allow the students to explore figure composition and narrative; techniques on how to create their own multiple figure compositions, and how to harness imagination and fiction in creating contemporary figurative painting – We will explore  figures and their use in art to express narrative , symbolism, drama, relationships ,or spatial configurations.The aim is to demonstrate the  open range of subjects and possibilities the figure can embody.

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Using models we will pose them, with and without accessories, the studies developed will be turned into painting by transferring the compositions onto a canvas. As well as posing the figures to create the composition, a painting will be created around the figures. The models will be posed by the students and a large composition will be painted around the figures directly onto the wall or a large canvas. This will be an opportunity to paint very big and to explore the ramifications of scale. The painting can become a landscape , a dream-scape or something completely abstract but will be informed by the presence and scale of a live model around which the painting will be created.This larger work will also feed back into the students personal compositions.