Monday, June 24, 3pm – 6pm, Toronto Digital Painting Workshop
Enjoy an afternoon of hands-on digital creativity! This workshop includes an exploration of the amazing paint program Corel Painter 12 (used in the creation of the painting of Flamenco dancers shown above). I’ll share my tools, workflow and techniques for making expressive painterly paintings from direct observation and photo reference using Painter. This will be a small workshop and the exact content will be adapted to suit the interests of the attendees. I can include, if there is interest, a portion on iPad painting. Students will receive individual guidance as well as learn through the group setting. It will be suitable for all levels. This is a hands-on experiential workshop in which you bring your own computer (Mac of PC) with the latest version of Corel Painter 12 installed (you can download a trial version from http://www.corel.com.jeremysutton) and a Wacom graphics pen tablet. The tuition cost is $225. Delicious refreshments and food, not included in the workshop fee, are available from the cafe in the gallery. To register please visit the PaintboxTV Store (http://www.paintboxtv.com/store). By coincidence there is a drop-in life drawing class in the same venue from 6:30pm – 9:30pm and so, if you’d like to complete your experience with three hours of practice gesture drawing from the model, then you can do so (the drop-in fee is $10,completely independent of my workshop, and the artist who runs the life drawing, Adrian Hayles, said digital painting is fine, just no photography).
Friday, June 21, 12:40pm – 1pm, Speaker at the IdeaCity Conference
This Friday I shall be giving a televised talk at the IdeaCity Conference in the beautiful Koerner Hall of the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto, on art and technology. My presentation will include live action painting. I’ll demonstrate air painting with the Leap Motion Controller with Corel Painter Freestyle.
About Jeremy Sutton
Corel Painter Master Jeremy Sutton, author of the Painter Creativity series of books and founder of PaintboxTV.com, the online digital painting training resource, grew up in London and studied life drawing, sculpture and etching at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford, U.K., while earning a degree in Physics from Pembroke College, Oxford University. He then studied lithography and life drawing at the Vrije Academie, The Hague, The Netherlands, before moving to the heart of Silicon Valley, California, in 1988. He was first introduced to using the computer as a fine art tool in 1991, and has been exploring the digital art medium ever since, using, teaching and demonstrating every version of Painter (he is on the Corel Painter Beta Testing Team and Advisory Council). After a career selling superconducting magnets for Physics research, Jeremy became a full time professional artist in 1994. His art commissions have ranged from painting a live digital portrait of Sir Richard Branson on the Virgin Atlantic San Francisco Inaugural to performing live painting as a tableau vivant at the de Young Museum (portraying artists Edgar Degas, Vincent van Gogh, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse), painting one of the large Hearts on Union Square, San Francisco, and performing live digital painting for the Cirque du Soleil TOTEM show in their Tapis Rouge VIP tent in San Francisco. Jeremy teaches workshops and classes throughout the year (see http://www.paintboxtv.com/calendar/).