Feb. 1rst, Feb 2nd, Mon 8th, Mon 15th of 2021
Create you own mixed media sculpture under the guidance of the artist Sonia Hidalgo.
12 students max
To sign up please call 305 470 0009 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
In this workshop students will learn to use a combination of recycling materials, StoneArt Paste, acrylic paints, wood, wire, markers, paper, threads and found objects, to create their own mixed media art sculpture.
Topics like design,composition and structure construction will be discussed.
No supplies included.
Materials list will be provided at registration.
No sculpting, drawing, painting experience necessary.
After the success of last year’s Elementary Figure Drawing and Painting. The Academic Method, we had decided to run a new course introducing more advance techniques and longer time for poses.
Price is per week. Drawing in the morning $750/week Painting in the afternoon $750/week
Drawing and Painting $1350/week
I learnt the Sight-size method at the Florence Academy of Art and I still refer to it today and use it when working on portraits, figures, interior compositions and even landscape painting.
In my class the students will be encouraged to learn and use the sight-size method of measurement, which trains the eye to view the subject with accuracy in order to reproduce it successfully. Throughout the course, students will apply primarily this method of measurement but not only, also the traditional comparative method can and will be used. I believe that our instinct is the most important impulse when confronted with nature. The students will sketch the whole figure based first on gesture, then will focus on correct accuracy of shapes and proportions by slowly studying the figure from inside out, following all the nuances of the center line and body type to create a solid out line. Also the student will be asked to identify and establish crucial anatomical landmarks necessary to produce a strong believable figure. If students have no previous artistic anatomy knowledge, this won’t present a problem as I will introduce slowly and with ease the main bones an d muscles with out getting too clinic about it.
I believe this hybrid method allows the student the certainty of proportion through measurement (sight size-Comparative method) and construction (center line) while giving them the freedom for expression (gesture).
The same methodology will be applied in (for) figure painting even portraiture.
Figure drawing in charcoal.
This course will focus on the pleasure of drawing and the artistic analysis of the human figure. Not only gesture and line quality will be the main goal of this class but also value organization, contrast and atmosphere.
Students will produce a figure with good proportions, gesture and sense of light and space.
As both an artist and an instructor, I have found this method very successful and that is why I am proposing it for your students.
For figure drawing students will need:
Vine or willow soft Charcoal.
Medium and hard charcoal.
Compressed charcoal can also be use.
2 full sheets of Canson or Roma Paper (light gray) Mirror, plumb line. Gum eraser
A homework assignment will be given prior to starting as preparation for the workshop.
Block-in Gesture and Proportion: Soft willow charcoal. Sight-size and or comparative check of proportions. Establish center-line.
Keying the values: diving light from shadow. Filling up the Background, value relationship.
Rendering: Introducing medium and hard charcoal for rendering lights and halftones.
For figure painting while the drawing approach remains the same, color-value, direct painting application and sense of light will be stressed.
Underpainting: Establish the drawing with Grisaille. Wipe-out.
Block-in: separate light and shadow and background
Planes: introduction of values. 6 values from white to black.
Rendering: Edge quality, color and sense of light.
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