Shane Wolf Workshop
Learn to draw and paint the human figure
Students: 12 minimum – 16 maximum
Price: Starting at 1.745€
Includes: Full accommodation, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and airport shuttle
Days: 5 days workshop, 6 nigths in residency
Workshop Dates: Reception October 5th. Workshop October 6th – 10th. Check out October 11th (2020)
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
Program: download in ENGLISH, descarga en ESPAÑOL
Students stay at the same house as Shane Wolf
Who is this workshop for?
Shane Wolf proposes a workshop for those artists who wish to work from life to develop their personal work, both in drawing and painting.
However, studies with live models should be addressed as an exploration at the service of a more ambitious artistic vision. These are not a goal themselves, but a means at the service of our artistic expression.
Schools have accustomed their students to work on a figure for weeks so that students have come to confuse the pleasure of studying from life with their artwork.
If you want to transform the way you work from life to get to an outcome beyond exercises, this is your workshop.
The workshop is designed for getting a better performance out of live model sessions, and is focused on developing the concepts of efficiency and expressiveness. To achieve this you will learn traditional techniques that have proven to be the most effective in capturing the liveliness of the human figure.
Shane Wolf will teach you, from experience, the process he uses to develop his works.
It’s perfect for you if…
- You want to learn to be more efficient and expressive in your human figure drawings and paintings.
- You want to work with live models as a means to carry out your work, and not as a goal itself.
- You would love to meet more people like you, participate in talks about art and live with Shane Wolf.
It’s NOT for you if…
- You conceive working with live models as a goal itself, and not as a means of serving your expression.
- You are not interested in learning traditional techniques and procedures.
- You are not good at socializing with other artists, participating in talks, etc.
What will you learn?
You will learn to observe and simplify, in order to draw and paint more efficiently, setting your expressiveness free without sacrificing rigour.
Shane Wolf will teach you how to explore the human figure through the historical drawing technique called "3 Crayons", popularized by Peter Paul Rubens and widely used in Europe during the 18th century. This technique allows a vivid and efficient expression of the human figure, which will become a great support for painting all prima.
A solid life drawing will give you tremendous freedom when moving to painting: the study of composition, the study of color, the test of different sizes, etc. These studies will be your inspiration and you will have enough information in them to continue your painting, even when the workshop is finished.
There are other ways of observing, painting and learning. Behind everything Shane teaches there is a specific application and purpose based on efficiency and economy.
For many years, Shane has developed an approach to these traditional techniques, and he will share with you their keys during talks, demonstrations and personalized follow-ups.