Michael Weller - People in the Picture (Online); Wednesdays, September 14-October 5, 2022

Date: Wednesdays, September 14-October 5, 2022
Time: 9:30 AM-12:00PM Pacific Time, 12:30-3:00 PM Eastern Time, 5:30-8:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylic

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Using the sketchbook as a starting point for experimentation, discover methods for placing figures in the painting with Michael Weller.

Michael will share ways that artists have historically used sketchbook studies as a vehicle for placing the figure in their own work and will discuss how he uses his sketchbook at home and outside to inform his own paintings. This 4-week exploration will also include a demo of a David Park painting of figures in a space, approaching it as a color study, blocking in the big color shapes in paint; sketchbook demos of a self-portrait figure in a room, using a mirror; painting from self-portrait drawings; painting from sight-size sketches done outside (the bus, cafes, theater, etc.)

Some drawing experience is helpful but all levels are welcome.

Michael Weller studied librarianship in Manchester and realised early on he didn’t want to be a librarian. Life-drawing cheered him up. Later he did a degree in Fine Art and studied portrait-painting at Lavender Hill Studios and drawing and painting with the New English Art Club. In 2015 he won the Le Clerc Fowle Medal for a group of outstanding paintings at the Royal Institute of Oil Painters’ annual exhibition, and the Winsor & Newton Award for a painting at the New English Art Club annual exhibition.michaelweller.co.uk

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. 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.
  • Interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.