Teacher studios: portrait painting in gouache
Visit the RA on a Friday evening to unwind, make art and network with other teachers at this creative session led by practising artists.
Join portrait artist and Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters, Robin-Lee Hall for an informal painting session. Working with two life models, explore portrait-painting techniques designed to help you refresh your practice, with new ideas for you to take back to the classroom.
Gouache, known as the medium of illustrators and designers, has many benefits to fine artists and educators. Unlike oil, it is solvent free and unlike acrylic, it can be ‘re-activated’ once dry. Its versatility means that it responds to both broad handling and fine detail.
During the evening participants will explore the properties of the medium, mixing, colour selection and general portrait painting techniques.
Robin-Lee Hall is a Past President of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. She is an award-winning artist who specialises in the ancient medium of egg tempera. She has exhibited in and around London including the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery and the Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts. Her themes range from figures, faces and interiors to slightly off-set still life paintings based around traditional British confectionery, toys and cakes. In 2010 she won the Ondaatje Prize for Portraiture and Gold Medal at the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition. As well as working from her studio in Sunbury-on-Thames, she teaches and lectures in London at the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Academy of Arts.
This workshop is designed for primary and secondary school teachers.
● Fully booked
Friday 5 July 2019
5.45 — 8.30pm
The Clore Learning Centre, Burlington Gardens, Royal Academy of Arts
£25, includes refreshments and materials. Teachers only.