Hermann Brandt Drawing for Its Own Sake
Friday, January 17, 9:30am – 3:30pm
In this workshop, we’ll take a fresh look at the beauty, power, and simplicity of drawing as art for its own sake. Too many artists don’t draw enough; drawing is often just a stepping stone to a painting. In addition to standing on its own as a legitimate art form, drawing as a regular practice has many advantages.
This class will focus on how to draw accurately. Well cover some of the fundamental principles of drawing, including: perspective, measurement, angles, points of reference, drawing from life versus photos, and line.
Cheryl Peddie Florals from Life – Oils or Acrylics
Saturday, February 29, 9:30am – 3:30pm
Did you know that painting from a photo can be more difficult than painting from life? In this class you will learn how true this is. Our day together will be a mix of learning by watching demos and doing small, manageable exercises painting from real floral bouquets. You will learn:
- How to take seemingly complex areas and simplify them down to manageable shapes
- About value, temperature, saturation, edges, drawing and design, and light and shadow families
- How much easier colour mixing is when you can actually see your subject matter in front of you — no more trying to guess colours from bleached out or too-dark photos
Karin Richter Pastels Workshop