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Alex Venezia – Debut Workshop!

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June 13, 2022:8:00 amJune 17, 2022:5:00 pm

Event Details

June 13, 2022:8:00 am

June 17, 2022:5:00 pm

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Symi Jackson

Venue Details

Craven Hall

Craven Hall, Sackville street
North Yorkshire
BD23 2PB
United Kingdom
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About The Event

Learn to paint the portrait from the model.

We are excited to welcome the wonderful Alex Venezia to Yorkshire, with his debut workshop in June 2022.

We recommend if you are flying long haul, you come in a couple of days earlier and stay a day or so later so you can rest and not feel rushed.

The course will start at 9am and each day we will paint until 5pm. We will break for 1 hour each lunchtime. Please arrive at 8.45am each day (location will be the Rosemary & Co workshop in Yorkshire, England).

In the mornings, Alex will demonstrate and in the afternoons, you will paint and Alex will go around individually and offer critique.

Throughout the 5 days we will work on the portrait, from the same model. The model fee is included in this workshop fee. The model will start at 9am and finish at 5pm each day, breaking for a 1 hour lunch.

Alex’s method will be indirect, working in layers, rather than the Alla Prima style. Alex will provide ample critique and you will also see a finished demonstration by the end of the workshop.

One evening there will be a demonstration by Alex, painting his wife who is also a painter and will be joining us for the workshop, Divya Melaluca. Divya has been Alex’s main muse for his recent debut solo show at Arcadia Gallery in Pasadena, California.

You will need to bring with you a compact easel to paint from. You will be sent a materials list towards the end of 2021, giving you plenty of time to get what is required for the course. Needless to say, you can purchase many things from our showroom including the brushes Alex uses – however, we do not sell panels and I don’t have spare easels.

We have 5 rooms at our on-site accommodation. This always sells first, and it is first-come, first served. Full payment is needed for the accommodation, and the same rule for refunds applies to the accommodation. You can see all of these terms and conditions below the signup button. We have also introduced a code of conduct policy for 2020. Please familiarise yourself with this before signing up. For prices, and to book a space onsite, please contact Janine on janine@rosemaryandco.com

Included in this workshop is your lunches each day, the model fee, two evening meals and drinks and the demonstration evening. You will need to organise your own accommodation (we can help you!) and you will need to organise your own travel arrangements. If you are flying from outside of the UK, you should try and fly into either Manchester (if flying outside the EU) or into Leeds/Bradford Airport if within the EU. I can arrange for a taxi to pick you up (From Manchester, 1.5 hour is around £85 one way, from Leeds/Bradford, 45 minutes is around £40 one way). If you would like me to arrange these transfers, just ask.

We always recommend you look at Cowling Hill Top Farm for accommodation once our on-site is full. It’s a 5-minute drive from the workshop. We also recommend Steeton Hall once Cowling Hill Top Farm is filled. Though you will not need a car for the week, if you do want to hire one, we do have plenty of parking.

If you have any questions about this course, please don’t hesitate to email me: workshopsinyorkshire@gmail.com

We look forward to welcoming you to a wonderful week filled with painting and inspiration. I am genuinely, super excited to welcome Alex and Divya to Yorkshire! Yippee!