Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer

Paint this cheerful Xmas scene and learn the techniques of poster artists as well as portrait painting, caricature and luminosity.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.
Santa and Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer.

On Christmas Eve Santa Claus flies from the North Pole with his magic reindeer delivering presents to all the good girls and boys!

Why does Rudolph have a red nose? Well, he enjoys a bit of Xmas cheer!

Special features

  • 60 x 90cm canvas (purchase the canvas when you book the lesson)
  • Class size limited to only 4 people

These canvases at 60 x 90 cm are about four times the area of our standard 35 x 45 cm canvas. So the lesson is only suited to those who can stand and work for four hours.

Sketching Santa

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.
Starting with a stick figure, we find Cezanne's basic shapes.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.
Rudolph gets the same treatment.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.
We see how to take the basic face template and make it happy.

Student's Santa

There's no drawing on the canvas! No no no, or rather "Ho Ho Ho!", the students are learning to paint, compose and modify their ideas directly and quickly onto the canvas with a brush.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.
Starting very loosely we blocked in the basic colours and the big shapes.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.
By the 4th hour we are getting into detail.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.
Penny's Santa, Xmas 2018.

Santa Claus and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer -  painted by Peter Inglis.
Sophia's Santa Xmas 2018.

What will we learn in this painting?

  • Caricature
  • Figure Drawing
  • Hard and soft edges
  • Luminosity
  • Painting while standing
  • Pop Art
  • Portrait Painting
  • Poster Art
  • Xmas themes

Paint Santa!