11/8/19 & 11/9/19 - Classical Figure Painting

H&R Studio, 3940 Radio Road, Suite #102  Naples, Florida  34104

This workshop will introduce the student to foundational painting methods in the contemporary classical aesthetic applied to the study of the human form. From a single pose held by a model, students will follow teacher demonstrations for each phase of the process, from grisaille or monotone underpainting to a finish pass that seeks an efficient expression of form using the Munsell color model. This workshop will be an introduction to the process of painting the figure from life, beginning with a simple mass drawing in umber tones, that is subsequently developed and re-drawn with flesh tones that mimic the effect of light. Modes of seeing, drawing, light and color theory as well as palette organization will be discussed.

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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.

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1/17/20 & 1/18/2019 - Two Day Plein Air Figure Painting at Artist's Studio

Artist's Studio SW Florida

Students will draw and paint from a model posed in a natural setting on my private, multi-acre wooded property.  This is an opportunity to practice plein air style alla prima painting with a model integrated into a natural setting. Contact me for more details. 

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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.

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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.

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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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