Fall 2017 Workshops - Winter 2018 Classes

Watercolor Workshop

November 27, 28, 29. All day sessions. 9:30am-12:30pm, lunch, 1:30pm-4:30pm

All aspects of watercolor will be explored. Subject matter will include a landscape, a still life, and flowers.

Level:
All skill levels
Supplies:
Click the supplies link on the stevecarpenterartcenter.com homepage.

All Media Portrait Workshop

Dec. 4, 5, 6. All day sessions. 9:30 am - 12:30 pm, lunch break, 1:30 - 4:30 pm

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.

Level:
All skill levels. Prior drawing or painting experience is recommended.
Supplies:
Click the supplies link on the stevecarpenterartcenter.com homepage.

Dead of Winter Drawing and Painting Slam

Saturday, Feb. 24, 2017 10 AM - 4 PM

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.

Level:
Open to everyone.
Supplies:
Bring your pencils, charcoal, sketch books, paints, etc.

Figure Drawing : Open Studio

Mondays 6:00 - 9:00pm All year

Nude and clothed models will be available for drawing from life from 6 to 9 pm.

Level:
All Levels
Supplies:
Easels and drawing horses provided. Bring own supplies.

General Painting - All paint media

Tuesdays 9:30am - 12:30pm January 2 through Feb. 27

** 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.

Level:
All levels
Supplies:
See supplies link on website. First day bring newsprint, charcoal, and drawing board.

Figure and Portrait Painting Workshop

Thursdays 9:30 am until 12:30 pm January 4 through March 1

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.

Level:
Prior general painting or figure drawing classes are advised
Supplies:
See the supplies link on the website

General Painting- All paint media

Saturdays 9:30 am - 12:30pm January 6 through March 10

Description: see previous

Level:
All Levels
Supplies:
See supplies link on website. First day bring newsprint, charcoal, and drawing board.

Figure Drawing

Saturdays 1:30 - 4:30pm January 6 through March 10

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.

Level:
All Levels
Supplies:
18x24 newsprint pad. Coates medium vine charcoal. For additional supplies check the supplies link.

Registration Form

To register for a class, print out ( click here for a PDF print version) and complete the form below. Mail completed form, and check or money order, to:
Steve Carpenter
176 Anderson Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
585-758-1410

www.stevecarpenterartcenter.com