5 Day Figure Painting workshop: February 2023
Get practical skills & knowledge to make immediate improvements in your figure painting! This 5 day workshop is suitable for serious beginners through advanced students. It will focus on colour, value and brushwork and how to use these elements to create more realistic and accurate figure paintings.
By working on one painting over a few days, students will get the opportunity to practice many different skills, with support and feedback from the instructor. Students will leave with a deeper understanding of mixing skin tones, accurately seeing and painting value, effectively using the paintbrush, and creating figure paintings that feel three-dimensional and alive, not flat and stiff.
Dates: February 22nd to 26th, 2023 (Wednesday to Sunday inclusive, snow date – March 4th).
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., with a break at 12:00 p.m. for lunch
Fees: KAC members: $540, non-members: $575, payable at the time of registration.
The button below will take you to the Kanata Art Club page where you can follow the registration instructions.
Art Instruction Videos
I have a series of 5 video tutorials covering some of the concepts I teach in my in-person classes: lighting and shading the figure, alla prima painting, underpainting & second pass painting techniques and a little smidge of portrait painting. And of course, how to paint an egg. Prices between $25-$45.
May 25th, 2020
Dear students, friends and fellow artists,
I hope you’re finding some calm and creativity despite the circumstances we find ourselves living in. Many of you have asked me about the future of The Drawing Room Studio, both because of the eventual demolition of the building and how COVID changes how I’ll be able to operate.
After a lot of thought and number crunching, I’ve made the decision to close down The Drawing Room Studio’s physical location this June. With the physical distancing policies required to keep everyone safe & healthy, it’s not financially viable for me to maintain a permanent studio.
While we’re losing the physical space, the community will carry on in new ways and forms as we adapt. Teaching will still be a part of my future, but I don’t know what that will look like quite yet. I am keeping the email list active and will let you know about any classes or community activities, either in person or online, that I decide to run in the future.
The community we have built around The Drawing Room is wonderful. I am constantly blown away by how kind and supportive everyone is. I want to thank you all for being a part of what we’ve built here.
While I am sad to let such a beautiful space go, I’m also looking forward to focusing on my own art and career again and taking an extended hiatus from the administrative and logistical duties of running a school. I adore teaching, but feel less fond of the amount of time I spend in Quickbooks! This break will allow me to find a better balance of art making and art teaching.
May you and your loved ones stay healthy and safe, and I hope you’re all taking care of yourselves.
Sarah Marie Lacy, Artist & Teacher