IN-HOUSE: Andrew Sookrah: Acrylic: Finding Dynamic Form in Figurative Painting

  • Fri, October 14, 2022
  • Sat, October 15, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Fri, October 14, 2022, 9:00 AM 5:00 PM (EDT)
  • Sat, October 15, 2022, 9:00 AM 1:00 PM (EDT)
  • Barrie Art Club
  • 2


  • Registration Fee $120.00
    Model Fee - Paid in Cash at Workshop
  • Non-member Registration $150.00
    Model Fee - Paid in Cash at Workshop

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Finding Dynamic Form in Figurative Painting


  • Subject: Portraiture / Human Form
  • Medium: Acrylic (some guidance for oil or watercolour - DEMO will be in Acrylic)
  • Levels: All
  • Registration:
    - Members: $120.00
    - Non-members: $150.00
  • Model Fee: $25.00 approx. (To be determined - PAID IN CASH at the workshop)

Successfully capturing the human form in a painting can be a very fulfilling endeavour!
Andrew Sookrah will take you through a step-by-step process of creating a dynamic figurative painting. He will show you how to break down this complex entity into simple shapes, much like the old masters did, then re-constructing them into the complex and elegant form of the human body. Beginning with an exploration of the essence of a pose with a series of gesture drawings, then moving through the study of the basic structure and proportions of the human form, and finally, expressing our interpretation of the model in vibrant acrylics.

This workshop will cover topics such as the role light plays in defining form and colour, effective brushstrokes, colour mixing, glazing, etc, when working with acrylics.

About the Artist

Andrew Cheddie Sookrah is a Canadian artist living and working in Toronto and an elected member of the Portrait Society of Canada, the Society of Canadian Artists (Honorary), the Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and the Ontario Society of Artists.

Sookrah is a raw colourist whose free brushwork is confident and powerful. His strengths can be seen in his strong sense of design, exquisite use of effective composition and confident presentation of bold colours.

Sookrah’s technical knowledge and might of communication lead him into fine art instruction for the past eighteen years. His body of work includes portraiture, figurative, landscape paintings and ceramic sculpture. Sookrah has presented his conceptual / multimedia work at Nuit Blanche in Toronto three times, (2004, 2006 and 2012). His work is currently being promoted by the Petroff Gallery, Westland Gallery, Art Gallery of Ontario’s Sales and Rental Program and can be found in Corporate and Private Collections in Canada and the U.S.

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