Whether you are a beginner or professional artist, mastery of the fundamentals is a lifelong pursuit (all levels are welcome). In this class, you will learn the technical skills to create realistic drawings and paintings.
The instructor works with you at your own pace, offering technical and creative guidance, as you work on class exercises using a medium of your choice.
In-class resources include plaster casts, still life objects, photographs of human figures, and master copies.
This class also includes a 3-hour demonstration once per month, in which a drawing / painting is created from start to finish, with the instructor explaining the process step-by-step.
Each class is supplemented with individual and group feedback, lectures and suggested homework. For painters; oils and acrylics / gouache are welcome.
In this fundamentals class, you will learn a wide range of topics, including:
- Sighting & measurement techniques
- Shading techniques
- Line weight
- Working with oil and / or acrylic
- Setting up for painting
- Palette management
- Underpainting in grisaille & imprimatura
- Alla prima (wet-into-wet) & indirect painting (wet-over-dry)
- Colour theory
- Limited & full colour palette
- Hue, value & chroma
- Poster studies
- Creating realistic skin tones