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County Art Workshops presents:

"Colour Theory for the Figure Painter"

with Brian Smith

June 22 - 23, 2019

Woman wearing sunglasses smiling at the camera

Abstract of nude woman lying in bed

Painting of man wearing glasses

Painting of hand gripping sheets with a ring on her thumb

Workshop Overview & Schedule

We have all had a class or two in colour theory, but how many actually understand how to put that knowledge into practice? This two day workshop will develop your understanding of the basics and the finer points of colour theory and, more importantly, how to apply that knowledge to the painting of the figure.

The morning sessions will run from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Afternoon sessions run from 1:30PM to 4:30PM. Brian will begin with a slide presentation each day. On Saturday afternoon students will work from a live model. Students will work from live models on Sunday morning and afternoon. There will be a break for a simple lunch at 1:00PM each day (included in workshop fees). Morning and afternoon refreshments will be provided. 

A list of materials will be provided with receipts for fees.

Workshop Limited to 16 Participants. Book Now!

Fee: $375
The workshop fee includes refreshments, a simple lunch and models' fees.

Payment information will be provided after the registration form has been submitted.

Brian Smith wearing a ball cap looking off camera

About Brian Smith

Brian Smith has been drawing and painting the human form for close to fifty years. Whether a classical drawing of the nude in sanguine chalk or a more whimsical drawing of a group of figures in compressed charcoal or an abstracted painting of the figure, the thrill of the human form and the challenge of recording and interpreting that form and its gestures and surfaces brings him back daily. He is an artist because the human form inspires.

Brian Smith has been both a professional, award-winning graphic designer and a practicing fine artist focusing on classical drawing and painting from the figure. His works are in collections across North America and he has exhibited in numerous juried and invitational shows.

Outside of Baxter Arts

About the Venue

This workshop is hosted at Baxter Arts which is located at 3 Stanley St, Bloomfield in Prince Edward County, Ontario. This bright, open space is geared to serving the needs of the arts community. The Baxter Arts Centre purchased this building with the support of over 30 County artists, arts organizations and businesses. It assumed ownership in May 2011 with the promise that it would return the building to community use by making it a centre for arts education and expression.