Sunday, May 4, 2014

Im Teaching three different workshops coming up this summer!

June 6-8, 2014

Townsend Atelier, Chattanooga TN
 Portrait Block-In & Color Study 


Angela Cunningham has become one of our regular visiting instructors and we are thrilled that she will be joining us to teach a three day workshop  this summer.  Portrait sketches and color studies are a great way to develop your decisive decision making skills.  Working from a model, this portrait workshop will take you through all of the steps, from learning how to draw the portrait and how to choose the right colors to accurately capture a likeness on canvas in oil paint.

The first half of the workshop will be focused on drawing from observation in graphite. Emphasis will be placed on practicing the visual tools of blocking-in.  Students will develop their measuring and shape-seeing abilities. Then the second half of the workshop students will finish with a Color Study.  Students will focus on using form and color to create a 3 dimensional likeness of the model.  Angela will cover the understanding of hue, value and chroma. Organizing a palette as well as a mindset will enforce good controlled decisions and habits that will result in skills to accurately draw and paint what you see.  Model fee is included in the cost of the workshop.  There will be a one hour lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own.

201 West Main Street | Suite 107
Chattanooga, TN
(corner of Main and Williams)

p: 423-266-2712
or toll free: 1-877-903-1488

June 16-27, 2014

Cloud Castle Art Studio
 Still Life & Portrait Painting 

Sketches or color studies are a great way to develop your decision making skills. In both these classes, still life and portrait, we will use the first hour of class focusing on block-in. We will draw directly with paint on the canvas. Then we’ll spend the next four hours of class focusing on form and color to create a 3 dimensional likeness of the subject.  Comparative measuring, angles, and alignments, along with hue, value and chroma will be discussed. Organizing a palette as well as a mindset will enforce good controlled decisions and habits that will result in skills to accurately draw and paint what you see.

Each day we will start with a new canvas (average size being 8” x 6”). Having a different subject each day will cultivate an understanding of how to use an open palette and making new color decisions based on the subject matter.  It’s recommended for this class that students have some prior drawing skills.

June 20-22, 10AM – 5PM
3 days

June 27-29, 10AM – 5PM
3 days with models

TO REGISTER: Call or email Gabriel Coke 831-345-1845

AUGUST 18 TO AUGUST 29, 2014
Angel Academy of Art, FLorence Italy


In this class students draw the Portrait from observation, in graphite. Strong emphasis is placed on accuracy of Block-in and Form Modeling. It is in the understanding and practice of the visual tools of blocking-in that students develop their comparative-measuring and shape-seeing abilities. Focusing on block-ins is a traditional academic training method that allows one to fine-tune foundational skills for high accuracy.  Please check out the Angel Academy's Website for more information and to sign up.
Via Nardo di Cione 10
Firenze 50121 (Italy) 
Tel./Fax: +39 055 2466737

Friday, March 21, 2014

 The Artists’ Loft School
April 28 - May 2 

The Portrait, Block-In with a Color Study

Morning session: 9am - 12:00pm $450 
Evening session: 6pm - 9:00pm $450
 or both classes for $850

All levels of experience are welcome

1125 Bowman Road / Mt. Pleasant / across from Kmart off Johnnie Dodds

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Au Naturel

Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century.
You are invited to attend the opening reception honoring the selected artists featured in the eighth annual international juried exhibit Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century , which will be held on Thursday, January 30th at 6:00 pm.  at Clatsop Community College’s Art Center Gallery located at 1799 Lexington Avenue, Astoria, OR.     Juror Charles Froelick, owner and director of Froelick Gallery in Portland will be present to give a gallery talk.  Awards to be announced at the reception include cash prizes, purchase awards, a solo show award to be held during the 2014-2015 exhibition season, and a select number of workshop awards.  The Bridgewater Bistro, Clemente's Restaurant, and Dairy Maid are generously providing hors d’oeuvres for the event, and Erikson Floral Company is generously providing flowers. This reception is free and open to the public. A No-Host Post-Reception party at the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro, at 243 11th Street in downtown Astoria, will immediately follow the reception. 
A special thanks to the Cannery Pier Hotel, the Ft. George, and the Astoria Coffeehouse and Bistro for their continued support.Copyright © 2014 Au Naturel: The Nude in the 21st Century, All rights reserved.

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