Landscape Workshop - Sept 2018

One Day Workshop: Everything I Know About How To Paint Landscapes 

Spend a day with Adebanji Alade learning the techniques of landscape painting!

As Seen:

  • Have you ever wondered how awesome it would be if you could paint landscapes from pictures without losing the vibrant mood and energy? 
  • Is painting the sky, trees, water, figures and animals in a purely impressionistic way, something you've always wanted to be able to figure out? 
  • Do you want to improve your landscape painting to a point where you'll be able to convincingly sell your pieces and get into open juried shows? 
  • Do you want to know how your brushstrokes can make your painting explode with energy and conviction? 
  •  Do you want to discover all the tips to make your landscape paintings work, indoors? 
  • Do you want to know when to take the best reference pictures to produce a great landscape? 
  • Do you want to know how colour temperature and values help in making your landscapes sing? 
  • Do you want to know how mastering edges completely transforms your paintings? 


What You Will Learn On The Day:

  • How to scale your paintings to effectively transfer them in proportion on your painting surface. 
  • How to quickly sketch the major shapes from the scale grids. 
  • The power of a convincing monochromatic underpainting 
  • The ability to see big shapes and mass or block them in 
  • The power of lean to fat in the painting process 
  • Using your memory and intuition to paint the poetry of the scene and not just a copy of the picture.
  • Pulling the painting together to make it harmonious and convincing. 
  • How to make abstract shapes and marks that make the painting sing.
  • Using brushstrokes to depict form, structure and movement. 
  • Colour mixing with the brush to help you paint with fluidity and finesse. The method of putting convincing details, what to avoid and knowing when to stop. 

Saturday, September 22nd, 2018 - Chelsea Art Academy 9.30AM - 5.00PM

BONUS for all workshop attendees!

2-hour painting session in London with Adebanji where he’ll paint alongside you, putting some of the lessons learnt on the day into practice.

The Venue

Chelsea Art Academy Lots Rd, Chelsea, London SW10 0AB

Transport: The Nearest Stations are Imperial Wharf, Fulham Broadway and Sloane Square. 

Buses: 11, 22 and C3 are the best. The nearest stops are Lots Road or Chelsea Worlds End Health Centre. 

Tea, coffee and buiscuits provided. 

Bring your packed lunch. Theres a nice place to eat near the school called, “Lots Road Pub”. There’s also a TESCO around the area. 

Frequestly Asked Questions

Where else can I have my bonus painting session with Adebanji? This must be done in London.  

Would the bonus session with Adebanji last forever? No, it expires 30 days from the date of the workshop.  

If I can't make it, will I get a refund? There is a strict no refunds policy as extensive time, effort, preparation and care has gone into preparing this workshop, so please make sure you can attend before you commit.

Do I have to bring my own easel? There'll be easels in the art room but if you have a portable one that suits you, you can.  

Can I bring my own picture to paint from? Yes, but make sure it is proportional to the surface you'll be using. For example a 6" x 8" picture works well for a 12" x 16" painting.  

What size of painting surface do I need to bring? For your painting surfaces, pls bring 12" x 16" board/canvas or any size that you are comfortable with, but nothing smaller than 12" x 16".

Would you have pictures that I can paint from? Yes, there will be very interesting pictures you can paint from that make for good paintings.  

Are there places around to buy lunch? Yes, there's Lots Road Pub, they do good food and there's a TESCO around the area.  

What other workshops are available? I'll be doing Urban Landscape, Portrait & Figure, Plein Air, and also I'll have special sketching days out on the trains. If you'd like details, contact me at  

Is there free parking around the Chelsea Academy? No but there are paid parking meters, it's approximately £4 per hour.  

If there are any other questions you have here that hasn't been addressed, please contact me at 

About Adebanji Alade 

Adebanji is a dynamic, motivational and inspirational artist! He represents the force of life that gives anyone who comes in contact with him a jolt and a spark!  

He paints and sketches from life and from photographic references. He mainly loves to capture the spark of life in anything he portrays.  

He is popularly known as the "Addictive Sketcher" as he can be often seen sketching endlessly in public places and on public transport.  

He is an award winning artist, one of his most recent awards was the Alan Gourley Memorial Award for a painting of outstanding merit at The Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition in 2017.  

He is a member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, Chelsea Art Society, Urban Sketchers Correspondent and The Guild of Fine Art Nigeria.  

He also presents Art related documentaries on the One Show, BBC One and is a contributor to The Artist Magazine and Artists & Illustrators Magazine.