The focus of this course will be advanced life painting and drawing methods to investigate the underlying rhythm, expression and emotion of the modern portrait. Students will work to develop clarity of vision essential for accurate observation; learning to focus on what is in front of them without being overwhelmed.
Michael Mentler (aka The Bone Doctor) will decode Da Vinci and take the mystery out of Michelangelo. Each day will progress, in a clear step-by-step order, through basic and advanced drawing techniques used by master draughtsmen for over six centuries. Michael with cover the structure and proportions of the human form and then he will concentrate on balance, rhythm and the distribution of masses.
Max will demonstrate painting procedures and individually critique students work daily. In this workshop we will carefully observe the poetry and uniqueness of the reality (model) we are painting. Attention will be given to Design, Proportion, Values, Color and the mixing of cool and warm colors, and the use and care of materials.
Qiang’s approach to still-life painting will be demonstrated with particular focus on composing dramatic setups by observing the light distribution, and using bold and loose strokes to create a powerful and accurate representation on canvas.
This class will focus on the art of the still life with an emphasis on florals. From the moment of conception to the finish, Robbins will discuss what makes a painting successful and what is meant by the “flow of light.”