If for any reason the student wishes to cancel prior to two weeks before the commencement of the course the full fee minus a 10% service fee will be refunded.
There will be no refund if the the student cancels within two weeks of the commencement of the course.
Starting off with the gesture/thrust of the figure, proportions with and without foreshortening are practiced. I will talk a lot on composition/design because this is maybe the most important element in a work of art. Good placement of the figure on the rectangle/canvas/paper is the most crucial beginning step. A good start is essential, as bad starts almost always result in failure. I will get into specifics about anatomy and proportions as well, so that your paintings look convincing.
Positive and negative shapes are part of the considerations, as well as focal point(s), value (darkness or lightness of a colour), colour itself, form (three-dimensional shape of an object or model), lighting (and thus lights and shadows), and lost and found edges to aid in directing the viewer’s eye around the work and to a focal point. All these considerations are necessary in telling the ‘story’, albeit a visual story.
For this workshop we will use the photos provided via the digital projector on day 1 and the live models on day 2 and day 3. Use of your own photos is for after the workshop, as you’ll be taught what is a good working photo and how to use it.