Saturday Oct 22 2016 & Sunday Oct 23 2016
9:30am – 4:30pm
1 hour break for lunch
$195 (includes HST + model fee)
The classes take place at the studio (in my home) located near Parkdale/Carling. The exact address will be provided upon registration.
You can pay with all major credit cards using the Pay Now button below, or you can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to pay by e-transfer or cheque.
This class is intended for intermediate students: you know you’re way past the stick figure phase, your drawings are reasonably in proportion, but the light never looks quite right. This class is intended to give you ideas for fixing that.
I will spend the Saturday morning session demo-ing and discussing the principles of light and how it interacts with organic form. Then we’ll spend the rest of the weekend practicing!
Class sizes are small so that everyone will have one-on-time with me by the end of the weekend.
What we’ll cover:
- The 4 orders of light
- How light interacts with organic form, like the human body
Sat AM: Light demo
Sat PM – Sunday PM: practice practice practice!
- An unlined notebook! I don’t do handouts because you won’t learn as much if I just tell you what to do. I want you to make notes of what I’m saying, copy the demos, draw along with me while I talk. You’ll learn so much more this way. (See the science behind it here.)
- A few sheets of white paper, anywhere from 16” x 20” to 18” x 24”. You’ll be doing a single drawing over 9 hours, so you want something big enough that you don’t feel cramped.
- A standard 2B pencil. Yup, that’s it. Maybe bring 3-4 of them so you don’t have to be constantly sharpening.
- If you feel comfortable, bring grey toned paper (same size format), charcoal pencils and white charcoal or pastel pencils. (Got questions? Just email me!)
- A kneaded eraser
- A white eraser
- A pencil sharpener
What we don’t cover:
I don’t get into materials, how to use materials, how to sharpen your pencils the best way, etc. The magic is not in the materials, and other artists will do a better job teaching that. This is about getting knowledge of artistic concepts in your hands so you can get to making the work you want to be making.
Who these classes are for
These classes are for the serious beginner, or intermediate, artist. They are focused and intense and I will be sharing as much of my knowledge as I can in the 12 hours we have together. If you love Paint Night at your local bar, these classes are probably not your thing.