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Still life paintings illuminate ordinary objects. Arranged with specific relational nuances and captured by the artist’s eye these seemingly banal objects become imbued with new significance and markers of visual time. This workshop, open to all levels, will begin with a presentation of both historical and contemporary practices involving still l
This workshop will first teach basic techniques of sumi-e ink painting by focusing on how to utilize and expand concepts of lines, brush strokes and ink wash with new materials. Students will then apply these tools to create realistic and abstract painting based on still life and the Four Gentlemen drawing (orchid, bamboo, plum and chrysanthemum).
Many artists consider Jean-Baptiste-Siméon Chardin (1699-1799) one of the greatest still-life painters of all time, to the point of dividing the still-life genre into into “Before Chardin and after!”
This intense yet fun workshop is going to explore just why this is so. Students will select a Chardin painting and use it as a compositional f
Master the art of portrait painting and still life by building the basic skills of color, composition, and design. Learn to resolve problems while gaining control of the medium and skillfully commanding the materials. Follow in the footsteps of masters such as Sargent, Sorolla and Zorn, using a direct approach that starts with broad strokes then bl
Students will explore foundational and advanced techniques such as color mixing, color value, composition, glazing, brushwork, paint application, texture and more. Paintings are sumptuous, exciting, and one of the most popular mediums used by painting artist throughout the world. This oil painting class is perfect for those who have taken an art cl
Learn to accurately manipulate lighting in order to get exact results as well as to make creative imagery for portraiture and still life. This course is a perfect mixture of basic and intermediate studio & lighting techniques. It is designed to teach students to accurately manipulate lighting in order to get exact results as well as to make cr
An intensive class in developing watercolor techniques by working primarily with still life and painting in Central Park. Multi-level class, some experience is helpful.
Students will learn basic drawing techniques inspired by still life in a relaxed environment. No experience necessary. Supplies will be provided during the first class.
Learn about composition, light and rhythm by painting from observations of still life and landscape. Students will explore painting from basics to the more complex, according to the level and desire of each participant.
Introduction to the basic techniques of drawing and watercolor. Our subjects will be still-life, art reproductions and photos. Summer class (session 4) will meet in Central Park weather permitting. Supplies will be provided for the first class. Enjoy developing your rendering skills in a supportive environment
Beginning and advanced students explore the vital and spontaneous aspects of watercolor while developing a deeper understanding of compositional clarity and complexity. Working from observation of still life and the model, issues of pictorial construction are investigated with an emphasis on dynamic, spatial, and harmonic surface relations. Engag
A practical course in perspective for the working artist, this workshop starts with broad easy-to-understand principles. The workshop covers concepts such as scenic space, architecture, natural space, still life, positioning of figures in space, forced perspective, and more.
This is a beginner pencil drawing course with emphasis on self-portrait, still life, and landscapes, as well as patternmaking for woodcarving designs. Skills developed in this course will give you a life-long pleasure in drawing. Come and join the fun. All carving materials and on-site use of tools and equipment will be provided. Free membership in
Discover the spontaneous aspects of watercolor painting while developing a deeper understanding of compositional clarity and complexity. Working from observation of the still life and model, you?ll investigate issues of pictorial construction with an emphasis on dynamic and harmonious spatial relations. This course opens a dialogue between contempo
Explore a range of watercolor and gouache techniques, including wet-into-wet and resists, with an emphasis on direct observation and using light as the foundation for composition. Spend time working both outdoors and from models and still life in the studio. With the individual guidance from the instructor, you?ll investigate the structure of color
Explore the sumptuous, magical medium of oil. Learn the basics of how to work with oil paint, mix colors, set up a palette and paint what you see. Work from the still life and the figure, and paint in a supportive environment. Note: One semester of Drawing is highly recommended prior to taking this class.Supply List: Click view list.
This intensive two-day workshop is designed for those who have completed the introductory. Utilizing approaches developed by Betty Edwards, students gain further understanding of basic perceptual skills. Instruction focuses on expressing volume and space in drawing; exploring crosshatching techniques; and working with still life and the human figur
This personalized class will enhance the student's knowledge of basic drawing techniques, as well as learn more advanced drawing skills. Drawing is essential/fundamental to any medium. Learn and develop your eyes to see values, shapes and depth. Students will work from still life.List of materials for drawing class:Different shads of pencils (at le
Build the traditional skills needed to pursue an artistic vocation while exploring your unique characteristics as an artist. Beginning students will work on the basics of drawing and the fundamentals of oil painting. Advanced students will focus on figure painting, portraiture, color, still life, composition, and design. Working intensively, you’
This weekend workshop in pastel will help students get started in the use of soft pastel only (not oil pastel!). Considered drawing by some and painting by others, using soft pastel presents a number of technical problems that will be addressed during the workshop. Topics will include a thorough review of materials (papers, boards, grounds and
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