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COURSES &
SPECIAL WORKSHOPS
SUMMER 2024

BARCELONA

This July and August we will offer special Drawing, Painting and Abstract Workshops.

There will be (9) Special Workshops in total. Two Still Life Drawing Workshops, two Landscape Painting Workshops, two Portrait Painting Workshops and three Abstract Painting Workshops.

Designed for ages 16 and up, each week we will focus on a different topic, providing a complete and

engaging learning experience. All levels welcome.

Each session will be guided by our incredible instructors Bruce & Tina, ensuring personalized attention and skill development. To guarantee personalized attention, the number of attendees

will be limited to 8 people and all materials are included.

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Still Life Drawing Workshop - 2 days

Wednesday, July 3 and Thursday, July 4 - 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. RESERVE

or

Monday, July 1 and Wednesday, July 3 - 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m. RESERVE

€65 pp

An intensive two-day workshop focused on drawing objects with pencil, conté and charcoal. This hands-on experience is designed to improve your skills in representing objects on paper.

Day 1: Exploring Forms and Techniques We will begin with basic forms to improve hand agility. Practice drawing lines, circles, squares and triangles, essential for any drawing. Explore tone, brightness and the impact of the contrast between light and shadow on the composition. Study concepts of perspective and depth, including vanishing points and the use of the four-quadrant plane to structure your work. Observe various everyday objects. Choose one to study its shape and draw it directly using different media. Discover the internal axes and structures of forms. Create shape studies that also serve as your first artistic composition. Discover the nuances of black and white drawing through advanced grayscale techniques, including shading, feathering, dithering, and the use of tonal values to create depth, contrast, and texture.

Day 2: Advanced Composition and Drawing of Objects Set up small scenes with two or three objects and artificial light. Take photographs and use them to practice representing volume, light, and shadow on paper. Generate depth by positioning objects differently and varying levels of detail. Participate in the final drawing with everyday objects. Apply the techniques learned in real situations. Develop your own composition of objects. Receive personalized guidance in the use of techniques for your work.

Materials Included. Only 8 places available.
This workshop is perfect for all levels, from beginners to advanced artists. Enjoy a supportive environment where you can hone your drawing skills.

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Landscape Painting Workshop (2 days)

Wednesday, July 10 and Thursday, July 11 - 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. RESERVE

or
Monday, July 8 and Wednesday, July 10 - 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
RESERVE

€75 pp

Join us for a two-day workshop designed to help you master the art of landscape painting. Whether you're a beginner or looking to hone your skills, this workshop will guide you through the fundamental techniques and creative processes essential to capturing the beauty of nature on canvas.

Day 1: Fundamentals of Landscape Painting
We begin our workshop by delving into the essential aspects of art, focusing on the Study of Color. You'll learn about primary, secondary, tertiary, complementary, and supplementary colors, and understand how hue, saturation, and brightness shape our visual creations. We will also explore the role of contrast, light and shadow in giving depth and life to your compositions. Additionally, we'll cover perspective and depth, focusing on vanishing points to create realistic landscapes.

Inspired by nature, we will examine basic shapes such as leaves, trees, plants, hills, mountains and flowers, observing how these elements combine to form the complexity and beauty of the landscape. Finally, we will experiment with miniature techniques on small canvases, exploring styles from the pointillism of Impressionism to the blurring techniques of realism, expanding our artistic repertoire.

Day 2: Creating your Landscape
In the second session, we will bring our creative visions to life by working on a final landscape piece. We will apply the knowledge from the first day, including color theory and natural forms, and each brush stroke will help realize your artistic vision. Whether your inspiration comes from forests, mountains, seascapes or your imagination, each painting will be a unique expression of your inner world.

With the guidance and support of the instructor, you will fully immerse yourself in the creative process, exploring new possibilities on the canvas. This session will be an exciting journey into the art of landscape painting, culminating in your own unique landscape work.
All Materials Included. Only 8 places available.

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Portrait/Portraits Workshop - 2 days

Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 - 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. RESERVE

or
Monday, July 22 and Wednesday, July 24 - 6:30 p.m.-9:30 p.m.
 RESERVE

€75 pp

Join us for a two-day workshop designed to introduce you to the techniques and creative processes essential for painting expressive and captivating portraits. Whether you're a beginner or looking to hone your skills, this workshop will guide you through the fundamentals of portrait painting.

In our first class we will study basic shapes such as lines, circles, squares and triangles, which are fundamental for any artistic creation. We will also explore human anatomy, focusing on the skeleton and the concept of volume to add dimension to the works. In addition, we will learn about perspective, depth and the contrast between lights and shadows to achieve greater realism.
We will continue learning perspective, depth, and the use of contrast between light and shadow. As practice, we will create thumbnails of facial elements (eyes, mouth, nose, ears) to capture each feature with precision and detail.

In our second class we will delve into the exciting process of creating the Work, focusing on the making of the portraits. Using the knowledge acquired in the first class about basic shapes, anatomy and miniature techniques, we will focus on capturing the essence and personality of our subjects on the canvas. With the guidance and support of the instructor, we will immerse ourselves in the challenge of capturing the unique essence of each individual, creating works that reflect both their physical appearance and their emotional interiority. This class will be an exciting journey into creating portraits that transcend the merely visual to communicate the depth and richness of the human experience.

All materials included.
Only 8 places available.

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Abstract Painting Workshop - 1 day

Sunday, July 7, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. or

Saturday, July 27, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or

Saturday, August 24, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

€65

RESERVE

 

Journey to Abstraction: Workshop with Bruce Anderson

Immerse yourself in the fascinating world of abstract art under the guidance of renowned professional painter and owner of Arte Bar, Bruce Anderson. You will explore the countless processes of abstraction, allowing your individual visual language to emerge and flourish.

Experiment and Express Yourself: Work with a variety of materials, including acrylic paints, paint markers, conté, charcoal, and oil pastels on both paper and canvas. Try various techniques and mediums, allowing your creativity to flow and discover new artistic possibilities.

You will explore: This workshop will foster an environment where you can hone your techniques, gain confidence, and develop your unique artistic style.

Final Creation: Conclude the workshop by producing a sophisticated large-sized abstract work on canvas (80x100cm).

Class is limited to 8 students. Details: All materials are included.

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