July 17 - 19, 2015
(Just outside of Boulder)
Subject: Smooth Skin Portraits
This is the most popular portrait
class I teach. Students will learn the techniques necessary to
render the textures of smooth skin, eyes, lips, and hair, with
graphite, carbon, charcoal, and various blending techniques. This
is perfect for drawing babies and female subjects.
In this workshop you will also receive my New Video Tutorial - Contrast and Textures. This will be available in my new membership site several weeks before the beginning of class an will get everyone up to speed with my drawing concepts and techniques.
Reference photos will be discussed
in depth, and students will learn how to identify and solve
potential problems. The class will culminate with everyone
(including me) working on the same portrait.
June 26 - 28, 2015
(Between Denver and Boulder)
Subject: Still Life
Here we will be spending three days
learning about realistic still life drawing and for the final
project we all will be
working on my Onions
and Garlic piece.
Along with the subject of the paper
bag with onions and garlic, this piece will incorporate the use of
a smooth graduated background from dark to light, as well as masking with
frisket to keep our subject clean.
Lighting situations for still life
art will be discussed and demonstrated, as well as how light can
affect the appearance of these varied textures. Compositional
techniques will also be covered so the students will understand how the
achieve maximum impact and realism.
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see how well previous students have done in this class: Previous