Would you like to put more expression and spontaneity into your drawings and paintings? A drawing produced with a confident and natural hand is elegant, loose and expressive. This 2-day intensive workshop will focus on value, form and perspective in a manner that encourages individual style development and expression.
Day 1: Working in charcoal from a simple still life, students will learn the basics of form and value, how lighting defines the mass and form of an object, and how to translate those concepts on paper and canvas. We will begin with solid objects and simple forms, covering issues such as symmetry, depicting turned form and imparting gesture. We’ll move into more complex visual challenges such as glass and reflective surfaces on Day 2.
Day 2: Students may continue to work in charcoal or they may try working with black acrylic on paper using a wash technique that will be demonstrated by the instructor. Focus will be on complex visual challenges such as depicting reflective surfaces, water, drapery folds and metal.
On both days, emphasis will be placed on practicing in a way that will ultimately build confidence and produce stronger drawings and paintings. Great for students who are intimidated by perspective, shading, drapery, reflections and other challenging concepts and subject matter.
Register Today and SAVE!! The registration fee for this workshop is $300 for Salmagundi members and $325 for non-members, if you sign up by August 1, you will receive a $25 discount. Class held August 15 & 16, 2009 from 10 am to 4 pm both days. Call the Club at 212-255-7740 to register.
In conjunction with this workshop, a special exhibit of drawings & paintings by Anne Kullaf will be on display in the Patron’s Gallery from August 11 – 21, 2009.