BlockT summer school 2019

BlockT will be hosting a 2 week summer school this July.

All the details and booking are in the eventbrite link here.

Atelier Drawing & Painting Summer School 2018

Figure Drawing Week 1 // Tuesday July 23rd - Thursday July 25th // 09:30 - 13:30

Figure Painting Week 2 // Tuesday July 30th - Thursday August 1st // 09.30 - 13.30

This summer BLOCK T Studios & the artist Nicholas Robinson are offering the opportunity to experience an overview of traditional atelier training in the drawing and painting of the figure. Atelier methods focus on training artists in fundamental techniques of draughtsmanship and painting and is a proven way to bring artists’ ability to new levels. The instructor is Nicholas Robinson, a graduate and award winner of the Florence Academy of Art, Sweden.

Figure-drawing Week 1
In the first week students draw from the figure in pencil or charcoal. The instruction aims to enable the artist to use line, tone and contour to develop a greater accuracy in thier drawing ability. The overall goal is for the artist to see their drawing as a unified whole as opposed to a collection of parts and details. 
Dates: Tuesday July 23rd - Thusday July 25th, 9:30am - 1:30pm. (12 hours)

Figure-painting Week 2
During the second week students are introduced to the fundamentals of figure-painting in oil paint. Instruction is based on the student’s seeing, mixing and painting accurate colours which best describe the light, form and gesture of the model. 
Dates: Tuesday July 30th - Thursday August 1st, 9:30am - 1:30pm. (12 hours)

The model’s pose will be kept over the entire 2 weeks which offers the maximum time to study all aspects of the figure in either drawing or painting or both. Class sizes are strictly limited to 10 students. The instructor works alongside each student, explaining techniques and offering critiques.

By the completion of the summer school participants will have a clear understanding of the techniques and steps involved in painting and drawing in the atelier method, as well as increased levels of observational skill. No prior experience is necessary, only a strong interest in drawing and painting from life. Participants are welcome to join for either the drawing week, the painting week or for the full 2 weeks instruction.

COURSE FEE: 1 Week €170

2 Weeks €320

Nicholas B Robinson