The class focuses on developing a long pose figure drawing or painting from life.
Students begin by executing an accurate linear drawing (block-in) by concentrating on proportions and structure by means of comparative measuring, shape findings, and establishing shadows.
The class focuses on developing a long pose based figure drawing or painting from life. Students begin by executing an accurate linear drawing (block-in) by concentrating on proportions and structure by means of comparative measuring, shape findings, and establishing shadows.
Once the block-in is completed, the student proceeds to render the form, section by section, by observing and understanding the dynamic of light as it falls on the model. As the students gain proficiency in drawing, they will proceed on to grisaille painting where the complexities of color are removed to concentrate on painting in neutral grays. Lastly, the student moves on to painting the figure in color by implementing the same concepts learned in drawing and grisaille while employing an understanding of hue, value, and chroma as it relates to the direction of the source light to the model. Topics such as types of underpaintings, paint handling, mediums, glazing, and stumbling are explored as the student advances.
Carlos Lopez studied at the Grand Central Academy of Art, where he undertook rigorous training in traditional drawing and painting for the next five years. In 2015, he was awarded one of the top prizes from the highly reputable Portrait Society of America. After fourteen years residing in New York City, he moved back to Miami to establish his studio, First Line Atelier, where drawing and painting instruction is offered.
Strathmore 400 Series Medium Pad (18 x 24 Inches)
Fabriano Artistico Watercolor Paper Traditional White Hot Press 140lb. (Alternative Option)
Graphite Pencils: HB / H / 2H
12 Inch Thin Round Metal Rod or Skewer (For Comparative Measuring) Masking Tape
Tracing Paper Ball Point Pen
Charcoal Pencil: General’s 6B Extra Soft
Black India Ink
Size 0 or Smaller Round Watercolor Brush (Sable or Synthetic)
Portrait Grade Oil or Lead Primed Linen Stretched or Mounted on Panel (24 x 18 Inches)
Lead White (Titanium White - Alternative Option)
Genuine Vermillion (Cadmium Red Light - Alternative Option)
Ivory (Bone) Black
Additional Oil Paints (Optional)
Genuine Naples Yellow
Rose Madder (Madder Lake)
Small to Medium Round Sables (Synthetic - Alternative Option) Small to Medium Round Hog Bristles
Sealed with Several Coats of Linseed Oil if Palette is New and Untreated
Odorless Mineral Spirits
Stand Oil or Sun-Thickened Linseed Oil Mixed with Turpentine or Odorless Mineral Spirits
Medium Cup (Optional) Mahl Stick (Optional) Paper Towels
Enroll half-time and learn from the talented artist Carlos Lopez the principles of form based drawing and painting.
Monthly 4 classes (6 hours) $495.00
Monthly 4 classes (3 hours) $275.00
REGISTRATION FEE (Yearly): $35.00
5900 Northwest 74th Avenue, Miami, Florida 33166, United States