Urban Landscape Workshop

One Day Workshop: Get Ready To Discover How To Paint A Convincing And Expressive Urban Landscape  

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

As Seen:

Here's A Glimpse Of What You Will Learn On The Day:

  • How to paint convincing and expressive Urban landscapes-indoors.
  •  What to look for outdoors to give your indoor paintings that spark of the outdoors!
  • Colour mixing.
  • The importance of an abstract pattern with a very good value plan. 
  • Approaching your painting with a layering and corrective process with the mind of a sketcher.
  • How to scale your pictures to suit the size of the ground you are going to be working on. 
  • How to put figures and cars into the painting through the silhouette method without getting bogged down with much detail.
  • How to simplify perspective in three simple steps.
  • The best times to take pictures and why some scenes and pictures simply won’t work.
  • Making you are painting a personal statement and developing a painter’s shorthand that suggests rather than copies.
  • And most importantly, get direction and help from Adebanji while you work on your paintings 
  • Critique of your paintings – you can bring other paintings along too. 


BONUS for all workshop attendees!

One to one 2-hour painting session in London with Adebanji where he’ll paint alongside you, putting some of the lessons learnt on the day into plein air 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 2 hour painting session with Adebanji? No where else but London.  

Would the bonus 2 hour session with Adebanji last forever? No, it expires this year by August the 31st, 2018.  

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? You need to bring at least 2- 12" x 16" boards or canvases or larger but nothing smaller.  

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 this year? I'll be doing 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 adebanji@sketchinspiration.com.  

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 adebanji@sketchinspiration.com 

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.