Devin Cecil-Wishing Workshop Workshop with Devin Cecil-Wishing - Cast Drawing and the Mechanics of Light - August 28 - September 1, 2017

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 works as well as how to better depict in 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 into 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. However, because of the short time frame, emphasis will be placed on understanding the primary concepts for use in future porjects rather than on creating finished works of art during the workshop itself.

Students of all levels are welcome.

Fee: $495.00

Contact us: info@greatlakesacademyoffineart.com


Jeffrey T. Larson Workshop Workshop with Jeffrey T. Larson - Painting the Still Life - October 30 - November 3, 2017

Painting the Still Life

Jeffrey T. Larson

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

Attendees will have an assortment of objects available, from which they can choose three to create a 12″x16″ composition. The majority of each day will be spent painting while receiving multiple hands-on critiques from Mr. Larson himself. Mr. Larson will also continue to work on his own piece so attendees can observe how he progresses through a painting. This will be a very challenging and rewarding week, with Mr. Larson offering as much instruction as attendees can absorb from his thirty-plus yeas of professional experience.

Dates: October 30 – November 3, 2017

Times: 10:00 am – 5:00 pm with an hour lunch break from 1-2 pm

Fee: $650.00 (you position will be held with 1/2 down non-refundable deposit)

Supply list: to follow

Contact us: info@greatlakesacademyoffineart.com