Workshops

The Portrait Sketch in Three Colors (Trois crayons)

Date: March 20, 2021

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Portrait Sketch in Three Colors

One-day intensive focused on the classical method of using three tones: red, black and white to create the illusion of form and atmosphere through tone. A favored method of Renaissance and Venetian artists, this approach to drawing using three colors (“trioscouleurs”) is an important historical aspect of 19th century and modern atelier practice. Topics covered include: Simple envelope, block-in and shadow shape mapping, model of light and value structure applied to four values of paper (ground), pencils and chalk.

Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

Date: March 27, 2021

Time: 9:30 - 3:30

Location: Bonita Center for the Arts

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One-day intensive focused on the traditional method of “Alla Prima”painting of the portrait from life in oil. “Alla Prima” is a direct painting technique that challenges the artist to apply distinct brush strokes with few revisions for a fresh impression of the subject.

Figure Study in Oil (The Poster)

Date: April 17, 2021

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Figure Study

One-day workshop that explores the study of color composition thorough the practice of poster painting applied to the human figure. A poster is a small, simplified key of the
light seen throughout a subject and serves as a first impression of the overall character of color. Color mixing, color theory and palette organization will also be covered.

Students will practice mixing flesh color strings from modified primary palette. They will then work for the remainder of the class on a single poster study from a live model.

Alla Prima Portrait in Oil

Date: May 8, 2021

Time: 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Location: Alliance for the Arts 10091 McGregor Blvd. Fort Myers, FL 33919 United States

Alla Prima Portrait

One-day intensive focused on the traditional method of “Alla Prima”painting of the portrait from life in oil. “Alla Prima” is a direct painting technique that challenges the artist to apply distinct brush strokes with few revisions for a fresh impression of the subject.

The process will begin with a thin, umber notan or tonal drawing in paint, whereupon color is then applied with regard to light direction and its interaction with form. Students will complete one small portrait sketch. Basic color theory and paint handling will be covered.