drawing to painting
JuNE 17, 2024 – juNE 28, 2024
This workshop will focus on learning to draw and paint a portrait from life. The Instructor will be going over composition, drawing, likeness, organizing your palette, color mixing, value, edges, and producing a completed portrait.
In this workshop participants will begin with charcoal drawing to improve their ability to clearly see values, simplify forms, and achieve a likeness. Then they will progress to a monochromatic palette and continue drawing with paint. Slowly colors will be added to learn skin tones with a limited palette then eventually a full color palette. This class will consist of one and two days poses.
Along with painting we will be taking trips to museums and churches to study paintings, drawings and sculptures of the masters.
Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about this workshop. If you have a question that isn’t addressed in the workshop description or these faqs, use the “Ask a Question” button and we will be happy to get you the information!
WHAT IS THE REQUIRED SKILL LEVEL FOR THIS WORKSHOP?
All levels are welcome. Some basic life drawing experience is helpful.
IS IT LEGAL TO FLY WITH OIL PAINTS?
It is legal to fly with oil paints in your checked baggage. Solvent, on the other hand, is not. We will provide all necessary solvents and mediums.
HOW MANY HOURS DO WE SPEND EACH DAY IN THE STUDIO?
We will be in the studio approximately 5-6 hours. In addition to the time in the studio we will be going to look at some of the amazing art around Rome together.