Introducing water color and oil in the same class. Working from a live model, step by step instruction will be given on how to construct the portrait. Participants will learn to mix skin tones while focusing on composition and value patterns. All aspects of portraiture will be examined. There will be individual instruction as well as daily demonstrations.
2 Costumed models in simultaneous venues. All day drawing, painting, sketching. Easels, drawing benches, chairs, tables available to work from. Visit with fellow artists. Pot luck or beverage encouraged. Crowded, noisy, and fun.
Nude and clothed models will be available for drawing from life from 6 to 9 pm.
** Focuses on the techniques of the Renaissance and Baroque painters. You will learn ways to prepare an imprimatur that will serve as a grisaille (black and white underpainting.) Color glazes will be used to establish the immediate middle tones to be followed by thick luscious paint which serves as a finish to the painting. Classes are open to all levels of development: beginners, intermediate, and advanced. There are multiple still life painting stations to choose from. You may also work from photographs or imagination. There is individual attention given to each participant and multiple demonstrations daily.
Steve will continue to demonstrate in both watercolor and oil. Participants will learn to address the challenges inherent with their chosen medium. Participants study anatomy and learn to mix skin tones while developing composition and values. Compositional approaches include a closeup portrait approach or a compositional full figure rendering. The application of abstract principles in painting from the nude model will be explored. The Old Master techniques will also be available. Entering participants should be able to draw accurately. Note: beginning/intermediate painting suggested prior to class. Individual attention is given to each participant. There are multiple demonstrations daily.
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Drawing is a learnable skill. With guidance and practice, anyone can draw. Drawing from a live nude model you will be taught how to draw accurately while understanding the basic underlying form. Steve has been teaching for over 35 years. His vast experience and understanding of the difficulties inherent in figure drawing helps him to guide participants to their highest potential. Every class will address a different aspect of figure drawing: portrait drawing, hands and feet, capturing gesture, and descriptive line drawing will all be investigated. There is individual attention given to each participant and multiple demonstrations daily.