13 – 20 May 2017

Painting Portraits from the Model
Stacy Kamin

Stacy Kamin

We are delighted to offer a painting workshop led by the accomplished painter Stacy Kamin. Not only is she blessed with an extraordinary talent, but she is a natural teacher who excels at imparting technical knowledge and inspiring students. Her patience, generosity and sense of joie de vivre encourage a relaxed atmosphere, making learning a pleasure. In this workshop, a maximum of ten students will learn a direct approach for painting a portrait from life, with a model to paint from daily . The fundamentals of painting to be taught will include: 
• composition
• organising the palette; choosing colours
• colour mixing
• value studies
• the application of paint
• the indication of shapes — the key to simplification
• when to use hard or soft edges
• exploring colour: how to see accurate colour relationships; colour theory basics; how to see colour temperature (learn how to paint the colour of the light)
• how to make beautiful, lively brush strokes 
• portrait construction via planes and values
Stacy will give demonstrations and offer individual instruction with one-on-one critiques, teaching a variety of techniques for producing a convincing head or figure study. Students will undertake thorough investigation of the forms of the head and learn how to make them come together as an integrated whole. Instruction will focus on drawing, values, edges, planes of the head and composition. Finally, students will learn about concept, or how to develop a visual idea. www.stacykamin.com

13 May: Arrival

14 May: Informal set-up and exploration of the village

15 – 19 May: Sessions 9:00 – 12:00 and 2:00 – 5:00

20 May: Departure

The workshop is designed for oil painters of any level, but any paint medium may be used. Students will bring their own materials; a list of suggested items will be supplied upon registration.  

Tuition fee: 600€. Accommodation at LPP: €78 – €120 per night, depending on room size. Those who wish to stay at LPP are advised to book early, as room availability is limited. Accommodation elsewhere in the village must be booked separately, and availability and fees vary widely. Deadline for signing up: 1 March 2017



Various dates
The Atelier Programme
Mia Funk, Willem Adriaan de Bruyn, Peter Sorrell and others

Do you want a private atelier course in a specific discipline? We can arrange one-on-one courses for individuals and tailor group workshops to suit your interests and preferred dates. All 2D and 3D techniques may be taught: drawing in charcoal, pencil or other media; watercolour or gouache; oil or acrylic painting; tempera; fresco; sculpting in stone; clay modelling and many other disciplines.



Mentored Projects and Custom Workshops

In addition to the Atelier Programme, in 2017 we will also offer custom-tailored individual or group tutorials for those who wish to work on a mentored project or with a tutor in art, writing, or photography. See Tutors page for information on some of the tutors we have worked with in the past; below are some examples of classes we have previously offered. Please contact us with your project or idea for a class, and we will discuss possibilities.



Below are some workshops and masterclasses we have offered in previous years.


Going Solo: A Crash Course in Global Multimedia Reporting
Jason Motlagh

ejrrAre you a young journalist eager to make the jump to international reporting — and make a living at it? Too restless to invest the time and money in a traditional journalism education, but unsure of the next steps to take? Or are you a mid-career reporter who wants to diversify your skills to become a more effective multimedia storyteller? Then this course is for you. In this intensive five-day workshop, we will cover the basics of international news reporting, multimedia and video journalism. Working closely with Jason, students will report, shoot and edit a project in the immediate environment that involves a range of digital storytelling skills. The exercise will be a primer for independent and staff journalists seeking maximum versatility in the field. Group and one-on-one sessions will explore how to develop and promote in-depth personal projects, build relationships with news media outlets and deploy an arsenal of digital tools to maintain a steady workflow. Students will leave the course better equipped for the fluid demands of global reporting, with near-term support.

Capturing the Story
Jon Lee Anderson

Was the late Venezuelan strongman Hugo Chavez a buffoon, a good man, or a catastrophe for his country? What was the secret to Fidel Castro’s extreme longevity in power? What made Muammar Qaddafi tick? What does a dictator keep on his nightstand, and why? Does a terrorist feel guilt? How does one tell the story of a war? Every good story begins by asking the right questions. In  bearing witness, do you offer a forensic examination of what fills your senses or do you just recount the plain truth of what you see, hear and smell? These are some of the issues we will address in this intensive masterclass. Whether you write on war, travel, or in some other genre, long-form journalism relies on knowing how to perceive a moment and convey its truth in an honest and deliberate way, just as a photographer does in a snapshot. We’ll look at how to locate the telling detail and how to construct a story structure, dissecting some of my own pieces to see how they are built, discerning the details selected and the structural decisions taken to reach the final form. During the workshop you will be asked to go