Foundations of Academic Drawing and Painting

Foundations of Academic Drawing and Painting


Tuesdays 10:30 - 1:30
Rob Zeller, Instructor
Starts: Nov 5
Ends: Dec 17
7 Weeks

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Foundations of Academic Drawing and Painting offers a step-by-step approach to the fundamentals of drawing and painting in the classical tradition, and represents the very core concepts of what we do best at the Teaching Studios of Art. A very informative and comprehensive class, students will learn a working method that will span the genres of Still Life, Landscape,as well as copying Old Master drawings and paintings, to gain an understanding of the basics of drawing and painting itself.
Students will work on individual projects, progressing from simple to more complex subject matter. First, they will work on mastering the fundamentals of drawing by copying Bargue Plates and working from plaster casts. Then, they will paint the plaster casts in grisaille(monochrome painting). Then they will move on to drawing and painting Still Lifes using both Alla Prima (quick sketch) and Indirect (layered) techniques. The Indirect method will be to block-in a Still Life in pencil, transfer the drawing to a canvas, execute both a value and color study, and then proceed to make a finished painting. For Alla Prima Still lives, students will paint directly on the canvas, using similar methodology but with the goal of finishing in one siting.

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