Drawing with the mindset of painting – One day charcoal workshop with Henry Tian

Drawing with the mindset of painting – One day charcoal workshop with Henry Tian (Aug 31, 9am-4pm)

Join Halifax-based artist Henry Tian for a one-day workshop on portrait and figure drawing in charcoal. In this workshop, Henry will show you how to use this simple medium to problem-solve the three most important visual elements in a painting – drawing (/shape/proportion), values, and edges. This will greatly help you with painting in full colours as colour is only an accessory component of value, and rarely is the culprit of a poorly executed painting. After teaching drawing and painting for a year now, it has become clear to Henry that most students present with lack of correct observations in shapes, values, and edges, while they think their problem is with colours. Hence the conception of this workshop. Henry will help students make the connection between drawing and painting, making all of the knowledge completely tranferrable to full colour painting in any medium.

Syllabus, time, and location

The workshop will contain:

– A lecture with short demonstrations on observational skills for shapes, values, and edges; specific techniques for applying the charcoal; composition and design

– Henry will do a full 2 hour charcoal drawing demo from life (a model will be present), with thoroughly explained process and commentary on each observation

– Students will practice for 3 hours from photo references and specially designed exercises to help improve observational skills and execution, with individual feedback and guidance from Henry

Date and time: Saturday August 31, 9am to 4pm (with one hour lunch break from 12-1)

Location: Henry’s studio in Clayton Park, Halifax

Cost: $70 (all materials included: easel, charcoal, paper, eraser, etc.)

I need a minimum of 3 people to make this happen, and in total just 4 seats available. There will be lots of time to ask questions and get individual feedback.

Please email me at henrytian.art@gmail.com to register. Hope to see you there, thanks!

Henry Tian, figurative artist based in Halifax, NS.

Website: www.henrywtian.com

Youtube channel: www.youtube.com/c/DecompressArt

Represented by: Art 1274 Hollis Gallery

1274 Hollis St, Halifax NS B3J 1T6