February 24 - 28, 2020.
The study of the human head is fundamental to the development of a realist painter. In this course we will be exploring techniques and methods used during the 19th Century Academies and “Ateliers.” Students will be taught the sight-size method of measurement and comparative measurement in order to view the subject accurately and translate three-dimensional forms in two-dimensions. Concentrating for the whole course on one pose, students will choose to either draw the live model in charcoal or paint in oils, looking for the basic shapes and patterns of light and dark. Students will be guided in a step-by-step process through each stage of the painting or drawing, from the construct or “block-in,” to the rendering and finished stage. Value, color, composition, gesture, proportion and anatomy will all be discussed and demonstrated. All levels are welcome.
Model fees included
March 18th-20th 2020
In this 3 day workshop we will explore the principles of landscape painting.
We will focus on the understanding of:
*Aerial and linear perspective
*Abstraction and shape organization
Location: Key Biscayne
May 11th - 15th, 2020
Great painters are invariably great technicians. In creating the techniques, he needed to express
his ideas, Velazquez became one of the most original practitioners of the art of painting ever known.
In this workshop we will combine my personal studies on Velazquez's technique applied to the living model.
Every day we will develop the painting process showing my interpretation of how Spain's most famous painter realized his artistic vision. Other relevant topics--such as the importance of his discoveries, the technique used and a few important details of his life will be discussed in this informative workshop.
July,20th - 24th and 27th - 31st, 2020
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, This will allow the student to develop his hers technique repertoire and a deeper knowledge of the complexities of the human form.
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. (mornings)
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.
Figure Painting (afternoons)
For figure painting while the drawing approach remains the same, color-value, direct painting application and sense of light will be stressed.
Drawing: Class will meet for 3 hours a day in the mornings for 5 days.
Painting: Class will meet for 3 hours a day in the afternoons for 5 days.
Day 1: value study
Days 2-5 One pose.
July 27th - 31st 2020
Projects will use sight size method
There will be a focus on drawing, design, composition Color mixing, paint application and most importantly values. The morning exercise with its Iimited range of color allows the student to understand clearly value relationships, making the progression towards color in the afternoon more effective. There will be a focus on approach And procedure, giving the students a clear method that can be developed on their own after the course.
30 hours tuition
Fee: Early Bird $850 (paid in full before May 30th)
Full price $900
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