Introduction of 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 will as daily demonstrations.
Nude and clothed models will be available for drawing from life. Kevin Feary, Larry DeKock, Pat Deluca, and Steve will facilitate the evening.
New - Watercolor instruction is included in this class. Watercolor begins with a pencil drawing and advances to techniques for mixing and the application of color. Oil and Acrylic - Steve teaches the techniques of the Renaissance and Baroque painters. Participants start with a black and white drawing as an underpainting and then apply paint over this to achieve accuracy, depth, and a rich surface. Color glazes will be used to establish the immediate middle tones to be followed with the application of thick luscious paint which serves as a finish to the painting. Subject material can be from photos, still life, landscapes, or imagination. Steve will also be giving instruction in abstract principles along with general painting. Subject material can be from photos, still life, landscapes, or imagination. There are 17 individual still life stations to choose from. There will be individual instruction as well as daily demonstrations. Classes are open to all levels of development:beginners, intermediate, and advanced.
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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 close-up portrait approach or a compositional full figure rendering. The application 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. There will be individual instruction as well as daily demonstrations.
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Steve will continue to teach Henry Yan's technique in the general class schedule. Drawing is a learnable skill. With guidance and practice anyone can learn to draw. Drawing from a live nude or clothed 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. In every class a different aspect of figure drawing will be introduced: 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.