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One day Workshops

Friday 27th March 2020

Alla Prima Birds & animals

Demo in oils but acrylic painters very welcome.  All abilities

Whether painting them small in a landscape, painting a large group or making one or two animals the main focus of a painting a few fundamentals can make a huge difference to capturing that all important feeling of 'life'.

We won't being going deep into the anatomy. This will be a look at some basic anatomy and things to watch out for, and rather than photorealistic representation of fur and feathers we will be looking at a more impressionistic approach to give the feeling of feathers, fur and hair.

As well as the usual basics of shape, tone and colour, we will be looking specifically at:

  • Comparative anatomy across all animals & birds. Very useful in understanding the basics of how animals are put together, this really helps to get a feeling of life.

  • Breaking any animal, or individual parts of animal, into simple shapes

  • Creating form

  • Proportions

  • Lines of motion and creating movement

  • Giving an impression of fur, feathers and fur

  • Creating exciting texture on the above

  • ...and of course eyes, feet & wet noses!!!

This will be a great introduction into painting animals and I hope that even experienced animal painters would gain plenty from this workshop.

£70 per person

£10 extra for materials if needed

10am - 4pm 

Church House in Alcester, Warwickshire. B49 5AL 

Max. 12 students with plenty of one on one time

Materials needed: Just your usual painting gear and colours you feel comfortable with. A selection of boards, canvas or paper depending on your preference. Reference photos all though I have a large slection for student to use also. 


I am happy to advise further so please feel free to email or call at the details below.

Friendly but productive and focused atmosphere.

Plenty of one on one tuition. We can really focus in on the individual needs of each student, and what they are hoping to achieve.

I encourage people to paint whatever subject they like, all though will advise on most suitable for particular workshops.  Bring your own photos or I can provide a wide selection of choices.

There is at least one demonstration to illustrate the main points of the workshop in action.

Bring your own lunch. Drinks & biscuits provided.

Workshop Booking

To book your spot please fill in the form to the right or contact at these details:

07980 611 267

Full payment due on booking to secure place.  BACS or cheque, details will follow with confirmation email.

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Thank you. I will be in touch to confirm and with further details.

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