23. August 2019 - 10:00
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Drawing for Painters - Doug Swinton Workshop 2019 | Swinton's Art Supply, Instruction & Framing | Friday, 23. August 2019

Three-day Masterful Workshop:

Friday August 23, 10am-4pm
Saturday August 24, 10am-4pm
Sunday August 25, 10am-4pm


Instructor: Doug Swinton
Have you ever had to do a "barnecktomy" in the middle of a painting? You know - when after two or three days of painting you decide you want the barn in a different spot. If you're in that far it's a little too late. Most problems in a painting occur in the first five minutes of a painting and persist until it's too late to fix them. Start with a well thought out sketch and see how truly fun painting can be. Learn simple but powerful techniques for better design that lead to dynamic paintings...
This 12-hour workshop is not a how-to-draw class, but a lesson on sorting out ideas on paper before painting. Through simple composition, proper perspective and correct placement of your objects I will show you how to put ZIP into your painting right from the start. You will learn how to make quick and accurate decisions, from the structure of buildings to clouds in perspective.
In-depth lesson on sorting out ideas and composition on paper before painting.
Open to oil and acrylic painters.

Supply List: (Printable PDF)

1-18x24 cartridge pad

2-4b woodless pencils


kneaded eraser

18" ruler

8x10 or bigger sketchbook (for notes)

Wine for the instructor :)

More Info...

Swinton's Art Website: 
Address: 7160 Fisher Street S.E. Calgary, AB
Phone: (403) 258-3500
Email: info@swintonsart.com