Painting The Still Life Workshop With Jeffrey T. Larson

Painting the Still Life
Jeffrey T. Larson

This will be a four day, intensive still life workshop. The focus will be on how to achieve the illusions of light through seeing and understanding color intensity relationships. Students will also be shown how to avoid being bogged down, going in circles during the “middle stage”. Each day will begin with a demonstration and focused lessons on different aspects of the process.

For those taking the “Painting the Still Life” class for the first time, there will be a series of exercises that each student will paint themselves. Those who have already taken it will now apply it in painting an actual still life, guided through the process by Mr. Larson. These students will have an assortment of objects available, from which they can choose three to create a 12” x 16” composition. The majority of each day will be spent painting while receiving multiple hands-on critiques from Mr. Larson himself. This will be a very challenging and rewarding 4 days with Mr. Larson offering as much instruction as students can absorb from his thirty-plus years of professional experience.

Dates: May 3-6, 2018

Times: 10 am – 5 pm with an hour lunch break from 1 – 2 pm

Fee: $595 (your spot will be held with 1/2 down non-refundable deposit and the
remainder due the 1st day of class)

Supply List: will be emailed to you once we’ve received your downpayment

Contact us: info@greatlakesacademyoffineart.com

 


  Floral Painting Workshop With Michael Klein 

Floral Painting
Michael Klein

This workshop is SOLD OUT, but we are making a list of people who are interested in attending a similar or repeat workshop in the future, so please let us know you are interested by contacting us at: info@greatlakesacademyoffineart.com

 


 

Portrait Painting Workshop With Brock Larson

Portrait Painting
Brock Larson

In this four day intensive workshop, students will work directly from the model with the intention of creating a finished portrait painting. Learning to separate the many “tools” or mindsets, and to construct an accurate likeness to the sitter from shapes, values, edges, and an understanding of form and anatomy will be the main emphasis of this class. All levels welcome. Class is limited to 12 students.

Dates: June 27-30, 2018

Times: 10 am – 5 pm with an hour lunch break from 1 – 2

Fee: $400 (your spot will be held with 1/2 down non-refundable deposit and the remainder due the 1st day of class)

Supply List: will be emailed to you once we’ve received your downpayment

Contact us: info@greatlakesacademyoffineart.com

 


 

Cast Drawing & The Mechanics Of Light Workshop With Devin Cedil-Washington

Cast Drawing and the Mechanics of Light
Devin Cecil-Wishing

In this class we will focus on many of the fundamental skills necessary to the artist in order to create a more convincing illusion of reality in his or her pictures.

We will start by covering the basics of how to approach an initial linear drawing, or “block-in” focusing on the various techniques that we can employ as we strive for accuracy in shape, proportion and gesture. We will then move straight in to modeling form, three dimensionally, as we discuss the fundamentals, as well as some of the nuances, of how light actually wors as well as how to better 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 model of light fall, which will allow for a greater sense of depth and realism in their finished drawings. By learning how to analyze what the light is actually doing in real life, students will learn how to accurately translate visual information in to their drawings and take much of the guesswork and frustration out of the process. Students will also learn how to avoid being fooled by some of the common visual tricks that our eyes play on us which can lead to distortions in our drawings.

The class will include lectures and demonstrations by the teacher as well as one on one critiques with students. Time will also be spent discussing materials as well as some good, practical ways to set yourself up for success before you even begin your drawing.

This workshop will be a perfect opportunity for students to gain exposure to many of the fundamental concepts of drawing in a very short period of time. Students will be drawing for the majority of the workshop, however, because of the short time frame, emphasis will be placed on understanding the primary concepts for use in future projects rather than on creating finished works of art during the workshop itself.

Students of all levels are welcome.

Dates: August 27-31, 2018

Times: 10 am – 5 pm with an hour lunch break from 1 – 2 pm

Fee: $495 (your spot will be held with 1/2 down non-refundable deposit and the remainder due the first day of class)

Materials List: will be emailed to you once we’ve received your downpayment

Contact us: info@greatlakesacademyoffineart.com