Contemporary Portraiture with David Goatley (April)

April 12, 13, 14 , 2019 ( three days)

Friday, Saturday & Sunday  10:00 am – 4:00 pm
Please register by April 5, 2019


Instructor: David Goatley

The Coast Collective is pleased to welcome David back as an instructor and know he will provide students with a great and fulfilling class experience. 

Working from live models, we will explore the basic proportions of the head; drawing convincing features; using tone to describe form and structure; and all that goes into making a lively, engaging portrait. Working alla-prima, we’ll begin in black and white paint, to help us grasp tonal concepts. We will progress the second day to colour, beginning with a demo in colour and discussions of media, my colour palette, and colour mixing. Students will then work on a head-and-shoulders colour study. The third day gives us more time to consider composition, accurately draw the figure in paint and consider the problem of hands. There are demonstrations every step of the way.

With clear step-by-step, hands-on instructions, a wealth of technical tips, continuous demonstrations, and personal instruction at each student’s easel, David will show students how to approach the challenges of portraiture with confidence. Questions are encouraged at all times. What are the basic proportions of the human face? What lines up with what? How does it all fit together and how do we trans­late the reality of another person into paint?

Painting the Maharaja. If you are interested in seeing a bit of the process of painting the official portrait of the Maharja of Jaipur this video will give you an idea of what the city of Jaipur is like – the chaos and colour – as well as a brief view of City Palace and the painting in progress…..see

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Learn more about David Goatley

Workshop entrance on Wale Rd
Parking beneath building


Apr 12 2019 - Apr 14 2019


10:00 am - 4:00 pm




103-318 Wale Road, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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132-328 Wale Rd
Victoria, BC  V9B 0J8

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