Winter Workshops 2012
Sat, Dec 15 - Sun, Dec 16, 11am-3pm
Learn and practice the sight-size approach to drawing or painting portraits from life in natural light with a single 8 hour pose. Read more
Charcoal Drawing & Oil Painting Classes
Classes are offered at the studio at the Mill House in Chester, Connecticut.
Possible studies include portraits, figure studies, figurative works, landscapes, still lifes, anatomy & écorché and classical oil painting techniques & materials.
Learn and practice the sight-size approach to drawing or painting portraits from life using natural light. This course provides you with an extended study of a single portrait pose.
Sight-size helps to quickly establish scale and proportion through a direct comparison of your drawing and the model, enabling more accurate judgements about which lines, shapes, and values to render.
By studying the model from life in natural light, you are presented with the challenge of recognizing the unchanging relationships in values, even as they vary, as well as identifying and depicting your subject’s unique and defining characteristics.
The workshop will begin with a brief discussion of notes written by students of John Singer Sargent regarding his painting habits. We will continue to discuss these as we progress as they apply to our portraits.
Still Life Workshop
Paint a still life in natural light using the sight-size approach. Quickly establish scale and proportion through a direct comparison of your drawing and the still life, enabling more accurate judgements regarding lines, shapes, and values. Natural light displays each object’s natural colors with subtle, soft transitions.
Figure Study Workshop
Practice techniques for drawing or painting the figure in the French Academic Tradition.
This course offers a standing, contrapposto long pose, using natural light, providing the opportunity to realize a figure over an extended period of time. You will be challenged to continually impose gesture as you interpret the relationship of light and shadow in terms of value.
This type of study trains the artist to select from what is viewed in nature to render an accurate, balanced, naturalistic figure. This technical skill can then be utilized in the artist’s own work enabling a greater facility of expression. Contact Drew to sign up.