Class Listing

Expressive Life Drawing

Tutor: Matthew Storstein

Date and Time: Saturday, 25th and Sunday 26th March  09.30 – 16.30pm (1 hour lunch break)

Materials: All materials are included - Charcoal, graphite, black ink and acrylics (you may bring your own brushes as these are considered a personal preference)

Some experience working with figurative art and using brushes is beneficial. 

Cost: Early Bird £160*, full price £195

*Early Bird Discount price if booked before 13th March

During the Day:

Working from the model, students will work rapidly and energetically creating images that are as much about the process and abstract properties of the subject, as well as observation and description.

The aim is to make it impossible to overthink and become precious; Instead its about surrendering to the process and discovering the image.

The moment the image becomes predictable and safe it will be destroyed, the process of destruction incorporated into the surface of the piece and providing the starting point for the next state.

Observations of the model will be spontaneous, intuitive and direct leading to simplification, exaggeration and distortion. The final image produced is a meeting between the abstract and the descriptive with each enhancing the other.

About the Tutor:

Matthew Storstein currently teaches Painting at the Leith School of Art and  "Studio Practice" at Look and Draw in Edinburgh. Matt studied painting at The Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1996.   Matt lets common objects find a new significance, emerging out of what might be seen as arbitrary acts but concluding in a moment of recognition. His painting process facilitates this emergence and creates the painting as an object itself, both  representational and abstract.



Moray Art Centre, The Park, Findhorn, Scotland, IV36 3TA | +44 (0) 1309 692426 |

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