Teaching – Traditional and Digital Methods

Albert has taught privately out of his studio/atelier for over 15 years. His teaching methods exemplify the 19th-century Ateliers, from Bargue to Bouguereau. The student starts from a level 1 Bargue drawing and learns to draw with a pencil, they learn Tone, value, proportion, line and shading using a 9-step value scale. They will also attend life drawing and work from a live model. After a level 4 Bargue, they advance to cast drawing in Nitram Charcoal. The next step is painting in oil, we start with black and white, then introduce one colour, then the 2 colour palette and finally full colour.

When we arrive at full colour, the student learns to paint a still life, landscape, figure and the art of portrait painting.

The advanced level is Old Master painting techniques, from the Renaissance to the 19th Century. Exploring the methods of Raphael, Titan, Caravaggio, Vermeer, Rembrandt, Bouguereau and his circle, to name a few.

Albert also paints with pixels using digital painting techniques with programs like Photoshop and Coral Painter. He also taught concept art for Animation and Digital Games at Durham College.

Study after Bouguereau
Work in progress after W.Bouguereau
The Cardinal