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Instruction: Ilya Gefter


Sundays 10.00 - 14.00 // July 9 -  August 27 // 8 sessions
Available in the Studio or Online


The aim of this workshop is to develop the tools, strategies and sensitivity required to turn photographic sources into a living and breathing fabric of painting.
 Photography and AI has made every image accessible providing us with any reference at our disposal. The use of photographs allows us to base paintings on any subject that is close to our hearts yet distant in time and space. In this workshop, we will discover how to use photographic references while maintaining the direct immediacy and liveliness in a final painting.
Participants will be provided with images to use in their painting projects. Everyone is encouraged to also use photos of their own choice.  

Themes to be covered:

Reduction of photographic source material to pictorial shapes

Methods of transferring visual references onto canvases

Transformation of snapshots into compositions

Creative re-arrangement and manipulation of source material

Color, brushwork and texture as personal expression


Teaching methods:

Daily painting demos and/or lectures.

Guided painting time

Personal feedback 

Group reviews

Access to recorded lectures 


Oil colors or Acrylics

Studio Participation: 1,900 ILS
Online Participation: 1,400 ILS

(Online registration gives full access to demos, lectures, and painting assignments. The lessons are available live in Zoom and as online video recordings. Student works will be reviewed weekly by WhatsApp. Online participation does not include access to group discussions at the studio and immediate feedback at the time of the lessons.) 

Photo to Paint

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