Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund

Instructor: Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund
Medium: Mixed Media
Dates: Sunday, Jan 12, 2020
Class times: 9am–4pm
Tuition: $175 ($25 model fee will be collected at the workshop)
Class Size: ONLY 12 students
Level: Artists and art students; open to all levels of experience.


This Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund 1-day workshop will focus on learning to draw/paint using mixed media to create a portrait from life. The small class-size (12 students) will assure students getting a lot of individual time. The workshop will consist of two poses: one in the morning and one in the afternoon, with individual critiques throughout the day. 

The instructor will be focusing on three over-arching themes. First, psychological observation of the human figure using form and light as the two principle building blocks of drawing. Second, we will introduce the concept of constructive anatomy in order to move beyond the constraints of a model. Third, by prioritizing beauty and character, we can begin to explore how drawing can illuminate and expand upon our own individual visions of art. 


Self portrait by Per Elof

Per Elof Nilsson Ricklund is a emerging young artist who focuses on humanity. He has been living and working in Florence, Italy for close to a decade.

At the age of twenty one, Per Elof became the Director of Anatomy at the Florence Academy of Art, where he has since taught drawing, painting and sculpture. 

Today, Per Elof’s paintings explore the dialogue between his Sami heritage, history, and cultures. He draws knowledge and inspiration from both archeological and classical art. 

Per Elof spends his time working between wilderness and civilization, the north of Sweden and the living museums of the world. Through this, he has internalized a broad spectrum of art as it has been translated and conveyed throughout history.