Susan Lyon & Scott Burdick
Susan Lyon Workshop with Scott Burdick: Painting the Portrait in Oil
Students: 12 minimum – 18 maximum
Price: Starting at 1.595€
Includes: Full accommodation, breakfast, lunch & dinner
Days: 5 days workshop, 7 days in residency
Workshop Dates: Reception October 23th. Workshop 24-28th October. Check out October 29th
Time: 9AM-6PM, includes 2-hour lunch break & coffee
Location: Son Triay, Menorca (Spain)
Models: Two models at a time every session
Students stay at the same house as Susan Lyon and Scott Burdick
Status: SOLD OUT
Susan Lyon and Scott Burdick are a super charismatic couple of artists who make a perfect team. You’ll soon notice that they don’t teach the same things: they paint like angels, but going
different ways. That method counterpoint makes their demos fascinating 🤓
This is an academic workshop, rich and full of fundamental methods which require making the right questions in order to see just the basic aspects of the model, opening your eyes wide for seeing the color and squinting for seeing the value.
Summarizing, this is the knowledge you’ll get from this workshop:
✓ You’ll learn to paint in a reflexive way, not reactive
✓ You’ll learn to be responsible for the process, not the result
✓ You’ll learn to think plastically, not just developing paintings
✓ You’ll learn to really enjoy those good manners you were always suggested, those you’re not applying because you find them boring
You’ll paint five portraits, on per day, with a different approach to each model. Exercises are designed so drawing, value, color and technique concepts are deeply absorbed.
Each day starts with a different model, light, and approach. Live demos and master classes will be made in the morning, and in the afternoon it will be your turn with personalized attention.
You may find five demo mornings too much, but it’s not with these teachers: this couple is so skilled, they know so much and are so devoted to sharing their knowledge that you will not want to miss a single minute.
…and their approaches are so different that you’ll have the chance of studying and comparing two completely different master’s techniques.
Days 1 & 2 — Value
These two first days you’ll be working on drawing and value, and you’ll start to internalize this workshop’s motto: Squint and compare. Slow down. Work carefully. Something will click deep inside you and you’ll start noticing, like magic, that your painting transforms.
Days 3, 4 & 5 — Color
These last three days you’ll explore color and be painting thicker, focused and decided. There’ll be a deep talk about how to handle paint, how to mix colors and how shape is built. Make sure you bring enough oil paint because we’re going to load our brushes a lot.
Click on the image and DOWNLOAD the Susan Lyon & Scott Burdick’s Workshop Handbook for all the information, schedule and supply list.