Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting for Teens with Philip Salamone

Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting for Teens with Philip Salamone

225.00

Six Tuesdays and Thursdays
July 16, 18, 23, 25, 30, August 1, 2019
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

This class is designed for anyone looking for a solid foundation in representational drawing and painting, but is specifically suited for young people with a long term commitment to the visual arts. We will begin with drawing in graphite or charcoal and will build towards painting convincing and lifelike portrait sketches with a full color palette (or continuing to work in graphite if students wish). Using a lucid, step by step process, we will start by discussing how to approach the initial linear drawing (the “block-in”), focusing on techniques that we can employ as we strive for accuracy in proportions, shape, and gesture. After this, students will move into modeling form three-dimensionally, as we discuss the fundamentals and nuances of how light works as well as how to depict it on a two dimensional surface. During this time students will learn to think about their drawings in sculptural terms by utilizing a conceptual understanding of light fall which will allow for a greater sense of depth and realism in their finished drawings and paintings. Next, students will be introduced to oil paint techniques by painting the figure in grisaille. Finally, we will discuss color theory based on the Munsell color system, edge manipulation, basic structural anatomy, and perspective. Demonstrations by the instructor as well as individual critiques will guide the student through the process. Price includes all necessary materials.

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