A tremendous teacher
Mark Tennant’s students overcome all kind of troubles so they can attend his workshops. They came from all over the world! Some traveled for a whole day and arrived exhausted, but their faces lit up when they met him. They admire him deeply as an artist and do not want to miss the opportunity of him leaving a mark on themselves.
He says that being a teacher is like being a consultant. Students need good advice from someone with experience, a mentor.
That’s what he does. And you should see how much energy he puts into it.
Mark Tennant pushes them to bring out the best of themselves, while he is an open book full of priceless advice for those who want to perfect their art. He stands up for hard work and respect for old masters’ legacy, with whom he establishes a very clear connection with modernity.
Any requirement? No. But you better have a good dose of humility and discipline 😘
Mark Tennant Workshop
«This course develops the artist’s ability to represent the figure in pictorial space. The drawings are based on observation from life with attention to proportional accuracy, foreshortening and the use of form and cast shadows. Students are taught a system directly related to perspective, major planes, and geometric mass conceptions. An introductory study of the bones and muscles will enhance figurative drawing ability and skills. Students will gain a mastery of realistic painting and develop a classical approach to the figure. Students will address composition, perspective, focal point and value pattern.» —Mark Tennant
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: April 2019
Time: 9AM-6PM, includes 2 hours lunch break & coffee
Location: Son Triay, Menorca (Spain)
Models: Two models at a time every session
Status: OPEN TUITION 🤩
✓ Taking notes — Bring a notebook, have as many coffees as you need and take notes during the class as if your life depended on it. Your notes are a treasure you’ll want to read again once you’re back to the real world.
✓ Don’t be afraid to ask — Mark Tennant is there for you, if something was not clear enough for you or if you need further details, don’t hesitate and get the most out of this opportunity of learning from one of the best ones.
✓ Make yourself a favor and take it easy — You’ll be painting exercises in class, not artworks. If you accept this from the very beginning everything will run smooth and you’ll get the best out of the workshop. These workshops goal is not taking a bunch of beautiful paintings back home. Mark Tennant’s goal is to deeply transform your way of observing and thinking.
✓ Think in mid-range goals — Keep in mind that this intensive 5 days workshop is a medicine that takes a few months to fully develop its effects, you’ll need time to assimilate everything properly and notice the improvement. Our motto says that if a workshop doesn’t transform you, it’s not a good workshop.
You’d better start thinking what you’ll ask Mark Tennant!
This is the Mark Tennant workshop, but the core of it all is outside the studio. You will stay at the same house as Mark Tennant. During lunch, soirees, at the gardens, at the swimming pool… we’ll be talking about painting aaaaall the time.
Of course, we want you to take the most out of Hollis Dunlap and make them your own questions about the creative process, their philosophy, about artistic creation and about a lot more of interesting matters.
So, what are you interested in knowing, beyond the painting workshop?
Mark Tennant workshop program
Program and supply list coming soon!
May the Art be with you.