Upcoming Workshops

COLOUR AND THE FIGURE
24th-28th September 2016.
Five day workshop exploring colour in painting as it relates to the figure. St Margaret's House, Edinburgh. (£350). More Details

ANATOMY FOR ARTISTS
6th-9th October 2016.
Four day human anatomy for artists workshop. St Margaret's House, Edinburgh. (£280). More Details

For further information or to book a place e-mail me at mail@alanmcgowan.com




Student Feedback from previous workshops

"Alan is an excellent teacher and very generous with his knowledge." F.N.

"A fascinating subject (anatomy), very complex, taught by a masterly exponent. Should be obligatory for anyone embarking on figure drawing. " B.S

"Fundamental knowledge delivered in a completely absorbing and engaging way. wish I had done this course 20 years ago." J.E.

"I have been involved in education for over 30 years and I can say without hesitation that Alan's 'Colour and the Figure' is a superbly designed workshop. Alan illustrates each stage of the journey with relevant illustrations drawn from Classical, modern and contemporary art, Alan's explanations were always lucid and beautifully illustrated. I believe that my participation in the course has truly deepened my knowledge of colour as it relates to the figure.
This workshop was a revelation, at least to me, and it was a privilege to have taken part in it." D.M.

"What a great week. Very high quality teaching and advice. Lots to think about and act upon to move my work forward." M.C.

" It was inspiring to spend time with an artist who so fully understands figurative painting. Talks & numerous demonstrations condensed decades of studious analysis into simple concepts that we might wish to consider in our artistic development. I very much look forward to attending further workshops." RM

blogs/commentaries:

Learning Anatomy from the Successor to Lucian Freud

Beth Hopkins Art blog

Madcat Arts Studio

Ciaran Taylor blog

Language of the Body
The Language of the Body; Figure Drawings in Four Chapters
By Alan McGowan

On sale price £20 from Alibris
ISBN 9780957242807

http://www.alibris.co.uk/search/books/isbn/9780957242807

Published by SATURATION, 2012