Adebanji Alade - Cityscapes: Painting from the Outside-In (Online) ; Wednesdays, November 4-25, 2020

Date: Wednesdays, November 4-25, 2020
Time:  10:00 AM-12:00 PM PST
Level: All
Medium: Oil & Acrylics

Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.

To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an IPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.

Join Adebanji Alade, vice-president of the British Royal Institute of Oil Painters, for this 4-week online class and discover his “Outside-In” approach for creating a dynamic cityscape or urban landscape. 

Working from photo references, Adebanji will share his steps for developing a cityscape/urban landscape, from choosing the right scene, developing the compositional design, creating the sketch, establishing a tonal plan, and blocking in the large shapes.

Painting directly, Adebanji paints shape by shape, using a a technique he calls “outside-in.” Starting with broad strokes to cover the ground (the outside), he then moves to the details (the inside) to finish the painting, paying close attention to edges. This course will provide you with the skills you need to paint a convincing cityscape or urban landscape.

Adebanji has sketched and painted almost all his life and he currently works full time as a painter from his studio on Lots Road in Chelsea, London. Whether he works indoors or outdoors, he strives to bring the life, vitality and movement of ‘the sketch’ into his paintings.  He sometimes refers to his paintings as ‘colour sketches’ as they capture the feelings of the scene as seen with all the life in it. He loves to teach and constantly runs workshops and does demonstrations at Secondary Schools, Colleges and Art Societies. He also teaches at The Heatherley School of Fine Art.

Otherwise known as ‘The Addictive Sketcher‘, Adebanji has been featured regularly on BBC’s The One Show and can often be found sketching travelers on the London Underground. In 2015, Adebanji was a contestant on SkyArts’ Landscape Artist of Year program. He is the vice-president of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters.

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