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09, 10 and 11 of may, 2020
Escuela de Arte iONA
Av. José del Hierro 92, 28521
Rivas Vaciamadrid, Madrid
Every day from
09:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. 
and from
3:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
24 Hours, 3 days
450 €
To make the reservation it is necessary to complete the following registration form and we will contact you:
Registration form

The Elly Smallwood Painting Workshop has a limit of 13 places available and will offer personalised classes that will help you build your skills and acquire new techniques.



We will know first-hand Elly's artistic career, her way of working, processes and methods used in her creative work.


This workshop will teach artists of all levels how to draw and paint portraits and figures in Elly’s loose and expressionistic style using charcoal and oil paint. 

Students will learn how to draw the proportions of the face (from provides reference photos), how to mix colours from only the primary colours and how to paint in the Alla Prima painting style, so one painting will be finished each day of the course.


Each day will start with a demonstration of how to draw the face, focusing on anatomy, proportions and then a painting demonstration where students will learn how to paint a dynamic portrait with loose brush strokes and bold colours.


There will be a number of demonstrations throughout the day with time for students to paint between each one.


The first day will be a portrait, the second day will be a figurative piece, and the third day each student will learn how to take their own reference photo and will work on a subject of their choice with assistance from Elly.

Students are welcome to bring images of their previous work to class as well so that Elly can review them and give advice.


Each class will end with a critique of the students' work. Students can also bring images from their previous works so Elly can review them and give advice.


If you are coming from outside of Madrid and you cannot travel with certain materials we will have them ready in the school when you arrive. We will take care of everything, just tell us what do you need.


In case you need it, we can help with your accommodation.


Ask us for more information if you are interested and we will take care of everything.





Tel: +34 692730417

Elly Smallwood

Originally from Ottawa, Elly Smallwood graduated from OCAD University in 2011 and now works as an artist in Canada. Her paintings are intensely personal, a visual exploration of her mind and body, and those of the people around her. She works primarily in oil, acrylic and watercolour. 

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