Mark Tennant Workshop
Learn how to represent the human figure
Students: 12 minimum – 16 maximum
Price: Starting at 1.745€
Includes: Full accommodation, breakfast, lunch & dinner
Days: 5 days workshop, 7 days in residency
Workshop Dates: Reception April 1st. Workshop 2nd – 6th April. Check out April 7th April (2019)
Time: 9AM-6PM, includes 2 hours lunch break & coffee
Location: Son Triay, Menorca (Spain)
Models: Two models at a time every session
What will you learn?
Mark will teach you to enhance your ability to represent the human figure in the pictorial space.
We will work observing the figure from life, paying special attention to precision of proportions, foreshortenings, the sense of form and its projected shadows. Mark will teach you to observe the figure in relation to the laws of perspective, large planes and a geometric conception of mass.
He will also teach you a masterly introduction to human anatomy, teaching you the keys to understanding anatomy, one of the indispensable superpowers for painting human figure.
Throughout the painting exercises, Mark will push you hard so that you can have a realistic painting mastery and develop a classic approach to the figure. So he will teach you to approach composition, perspective, focal point and value pattern.
Mark will teach you the methods and concepts that he uses in his personal work, clarifying all the principles while doing a live demonstration every day. In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to show off and practice what you learned, while he corrects your work.
Need more information?
In order to give you a very clear idea of what you are going to learn, download our Mark Tennant Red Book for free, based on our last workshop with him. Well, nothing to do with the experience of seeing Mark Tennant live and talking to him about art all day, but it’s way better than nothing 😉
A tremendous teacher
Mark Tennant's students overcame all kinds 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 😘
✓ 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 the teacher and ask him whatever you’d like to know about his creative process, his methods, his training, his obsessions, etc. Mark Tennant is a guy with an outstanding training and technique, so we’re sure you’ll have a lot to learn from him beyond the studio walls.
So, what are you interested in knowing, beyond the painting workshop?