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County Art Workshops presents:

"Applying Colour to the Human Figure"

with Kerry Kim

Saturday, September 14, 2019

Painting of a woman's face in profile looking down

Portrait painting of a man from his chest up

Colour portrait painting of a woman

Colour portrait painting of a man's face

Workshop Overview & Schedule

After a successful workshop at Baxter Arts Centre last spring, Kerry Kim returns to extend human figure drawing by focusing on the addition of colour.

This one-day workshop will focus on exploring the human form with local skin tones as seen in the works of Singer Sargent and Lucien Freud. Alla prima techniques and practical methods of mixing skin tones will be emphasized, based on a refined version of Sargent’s palette.

Participants may use any medium including oils, acrylics, pastels and watercolour. In the morning, we will warm up with gesture poses before engaging with sustained poses. During the afternoon session, artists can concentrate on a long pose.

The workshop runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. To optimize the available time and to promote networking with like-minded artists, a simple lunch will be served on site, included in the fee. Model fees also are included.

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

Fee: $150
The workshop fee includes refreshments, a simple lunch and models' fees.

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

Black and white photo of Kerry Kim

About Kerry Kim

Kerry Kim views drawing as a vehicle for exploration of chaotic visual reality. He draws out the structural movement within the human form conveying thoughts and emotions that otherwise would not be explicated. His drawings are not imbued with symbolism, nor are they simply a recording of what he sees.

Kerry graduated from Ontario College of Art and Design in 1981 and studied old master drawings in Florence, Italy. He taught drawing and painting at the Art Gallery of Ontario, Dundas Valley School of Art, Sheridan College, Centennial College and Ontario College of Art and Design. He is presently the director of Mississauga School of Art & Design.

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.