June 21, 2021 – july 2, 2021
Drawing is the foundation for much of the greatest painting throughout history, and charcoal is uniquely suited to reproducing dramatic light effects and painterly qualities of value and shape. This class is an extension of ideas discussed in the painting class, but focusing on value and line quality rather than color.
Charcoal is ideal for massing in large areas of shadow and light, and this workshop will focus on creating those dramatic effects using this beautiful medium. In addition to the technical aspects of working with charcoal, we will discuss tasteful uses of anatomy and how Renaissance and Baroque masters create movement in their works by optimizing the natural rhythms found in the human body. As always, we will discuss and observe numerous paintings and sculpture found nearby in Rome, taking ideas and inspiration from those works in order to help the student communicate his or her unique ideas through drawing.
People who enroll in both Modern Realist Figure Painting and Painterly Drawing will get a $150 discount on each workshop by using the Promo Code HOLLIS when registering. Insert the code HOLLIS when you are registering for each workshop and you will receive the discount on each registration.
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.
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.