Upcoming Painting Workshops

Painterly Realism Workshop with Val Nelson

Vancouver Island School of Art, Victoria BC, August 20 – 24 Mon-Fri, 10 – 5

The strong presence of realism in painting today is an exciting affirmation of this centuries-old art-form; its resilience after the emergence of photography speaks to a continued interest in image-making that bears the touch of the human hand. This one-week intensive will help students inject movement and flow into their paintings. Students will bring a project or projects to develop during the workshop (bring sketches, photographs, objects for a still-life set-up, whatever interests you). The course will cover applied colour theory, techniques for rendering of space, compositional strategies, and discussion around how the language of paint communicates meaning/intent. The workshop begins with a brief overview of historic and contemporary realist painters, and a demonstration of tonal painting.

Tuition: $395.00 (30 hrs)


Drawing and Painting Workshop with Val Nelson and Tom Ruggio

Study drawing and painting workshop with award-winning artists Val Nelson and Tom Ruggio in Tuscany at Studio Borgo. In the historic birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, artists of all skills levels have the opportunity to learn and create at Studio Borgo. Your instructors will help you reach your next level in one of the truly great inspirational environments on earth.

Courses with Tom throughout the summer months. Unique two-instructor week July 23-27. For more information:  www.studioborgoart.co