June 19-23 (5 days, Mon-Fri)     Fee $550


JUSTIN OGILVIE ~ Painting the Figure/Portrait

About the workshop

Media: oils (recommended), or acrylics

Levels: basic figure drawing and basic painting experience

In this 5-day workshop, students explore both traditional and contemporary techniques of painting the human figure. The live model and photography will be used as students explore flesh tones with color theory and various techniques in paint application: underpainting, grisaille, glazing, impasto, blending, and expressive brushstrokes. Students will also explore a variety of contemporary techniques: artificial colour, palette knife, squeegee, drips, abstraction and unconventional composition. This exciting course is specifically designed to enhance technical virtuosity while inspiring further creative experimentation. Each class is supplemented with individual and group feedback, demonstrations, as well as slide presentations on historical and contemporary figurative artists.

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Supplies list

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About the artist

Justin Ogilvie lives and works in Vancouver, BC, Canada. He received a MFA from the University of Alberta in 2013 and a BFA from Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2000. Ogilvie’s painting practice explores the rift between traditional techniques in the Western figurative painting and contemporary modes of representation, addressing within his own work themes of identity, solidarity, indifference and abjection.

Ogilvie’s career consists of both exhibiting and teaching. He has had eight solo exhibitions within commercial galleries, as well as numerous group shows in municipal and artist-run-centre shows both nationally and internationally.

Ogilvie is currently teaching drawing and painting courses at Emily Carr University of Art and Design. Since 2000, Ogilvie has been a committed and passionate art educator working with Emily Carr and the University of Alberta, as well as Vancouver Film School and Vancouver School Board. Ogilvie is the founding member of an upcoming ‘Vancouver Figurative Painting School’, which has a curriculum aimed at balancing both technical and conceptual developments in historical and contemporary figuration.

Ogilvie is the recipient of numerous provincial and private awards, exhibits nationally and internationally, and is part of both national and international art collections.

On the web

Visit the artist’s website at: www.justinogilvie.com


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