11/16/19 - The Portrait Sketch in Charcoal

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Students will work from a model to create a portrait in charcoal with an emphasis on building structure around a simple light and shadow pattern. The workshop will cover abstract construction of the head, value organization, edges and the use of charcoal medium as a bridge to painting.

1/25/20 - Blocking in the Figure from Life

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

One-day intensive that focuses on a method of figure construction known as the ‘block-in’ as a way to quickly assess proportion and gesture through an abstraction of anatomical form. Students will draw the model from 3-4 different poses to practice this foundational drawing method that emphasizes a summary of detail into shapes of light and dark masses.

2/14/20 - 2/15/20 - Long Pose Classical Figure Drawing

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Two-day workshop that introduces the student to drawing principles in the classical aesthetic applied to the study of the human form. Students will learn how to abstract form with the block-in and then refine their drawing to a carefully rendered finish. Topics covered include: shape assessment, visual measuring techniques, pencil handling, and how to use value to express form.

3/21/20 - Figure Sketch in Oil

Centers for the Arts Bonita Springs 10150 Bonita Beach Rd

Students will paint from the model to create an ‘alla prima’ study of the simple tonal relationships and gestural content of the pose. Basic drawing, color theory, color mixing, paint handling and palette preparation will also be discussed.

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