Hollis Dunlap Workshop
Learn to paint alla prima
Students: 12 minimum – 16 maximum
Price: Starting at 1.595€
Includes: Full accommodation, breakfast, lunch & dinner
Days: 5 days workshop, 7 days in residency
Workshop Dates: Reception October 1st. Workshop 2nd – 6th October. Check out October 7th (2018)
Time: 9AM-6PM, includes 2 hours lunch break & coffee
Location: Son Triay, Menorca (Spain)
Models: Two models at a time every session
Status: CONFIRMED, SOLD OUT!
Program & supply list (PDF): DOWNLOAD IN ENGLISH | DESCARGA EN ESPAÑOL
You will learn...
...Effective and practical methods for painting a live model and creating a convincing light effect in the painting.
You'll paint from life, one or two days long poses, building form three-dimensionally, studying proportions, light effects, edge control and paint application.
You will study how to plan composition, how to draw from big shapes to small shapes and to interpret color according to the light sources. Hollis will also show you how to look over the painting as it progresses in order to maximize your drawing and painting skills.
And you will learn to simplify, painting the largest areas first, and fine-tuning the shapes before adding small details. You will develop the ability to paint simple geometric shapes properly, acquiring more confidence when painting more complex figurative works.
Very briefly, you’ll get this knowledge at this workshop:
✓ You will learn to create a convincing light effect.
✓ You will learn to simplify, moving from the general to the particular.
✓ And you will learn to audit your painting and take advantage of your skills.
✓ 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 — Hollis Dunlap 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. Hollis Dunlap'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 Hollis Dunlap!
This is the Hollis Dunlap Dvorezky workshop, but the core of it all is outside the studio. You will stay at the same house as Hollis Dunlap. 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?
Download the program (PDF)
Sorry, this workshop is SOLD OUT. If you want to receive notifications for future editions, you better join the waitlist.
...Meanwhile, you can learn EVERYTHING about the technique of Hollis Dunlap
- Alcohol — We’re a company dedicated to education, so legally we cannot provide alcohol, which doesn’t mean you can’t buy it 😏
- Farewell dinner — It depends on how many people and restaurants availability so we organize it a few days before. We usually have a great dinner for 35€.
- Laundry — Paint stains on our clothes are always welcome; but for everything else, 10€ a bag.
Any other unsolved question? I’m here to clear any doubts.
You can ask for an installment plan, but we can’t apply refund policy to this kind of payment. Contact us to set an installment plan.
If you choose an installment plan the whole payment must be done, at least, 30 days prior to the workshop’s starting date. If not, Menorca Pulsar reserves the right to cancel admission.
All rooms are at Son Triay, a neoclassical mansion at Menorca countryside. It has shared rooms and single rooms, besides 6 annexed bungalows for groups or families, as well as other facilities to be used by the participants: swimming pool, sitting rooms, terraces, gardens, chapel, tennis court, etc.
...And everything just a few minutes away from the south coast virgin beaches
If you choose a single room you can bring your partner, and if you choose a bungalow you can bring your family or friends (up to 5 people)
If you need a family bungalow, extra accommodation or rental car days, more companions, or whatever else you may need... consult us and we’ll prepare a personalized budget for you.
Besides rooms inside the house, you can also rent bungalows at the same Estate, just a few meters away. So if you’re a 4-5 good friends group, don’t hesitate in contacting us and we’ll organize everything for you. There are also people who rent a bungalow just for themselves, as a single room: they are great little houses with a small kitchen, bathroom, living room and a terrace.
So, what the hell is a bungalow? The bungalows great little houses with a small kitchen, bathroom, living room and a terrace, like this:
The residency includes 3 meals a day: breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as water, coffee, tea and soft drinks for studio breaks. Special dietary needs must be notified in advance in order to be properly satisfied.
Our studio, located at the Estate’s former cheese manufacturing nave, is available for the students beyond workshops’ schedule time. There’s no schedule for inspiration.