Hello to all!

I thought I would take a moment to let you all know about some great opportunities to work out of my studio in Somerville. I would like to invite all of you to take a look at the classes I offer. I am happy to send out a class form to see what is offered and when. If you are thinking about taking a class and learning more about producing better art, my studio is a creative and inspirational space where I teach students the fundamentals of painting and drawing. Wether you describe yourself as a seasoned pro or a total novice I have the tools to work with you and help you to focus on elements that you can develop to improve your current abilities. Take a look, when you think of a few question I'll be happy to address them with you! I am happy to elaborate on any of the classes that I offer by giving you a more detailed description. The new term starts May 6, 2014, so check your schedules and I hope to be able to teach you soon. Happy painting/drawing!


Class Descriptions:

Figure class:

Students will work in pencil, charcoal or oil paint. I will teach about line, form and proportion. The handling of light and shadow as it falls on the human body, giving a sense of weight and dimension to the figure. Rendering volume and color mixing via chroma, value and hue. Shape and composition being taken into account for arriving at a solid and integrated work, with an emphasis on realism and naturalism to the human body. I am offering 2 separate classes with long poses.

Still life, Bargue and Cast class:

In this class attention to basic drawing skills via complex shape organization and compositional structure will be taught throughout the term. Bargue drawings are a process of flat copy work to teach a student about the mechanics of pencil and charcoal. Learning how to manipulate materials to express ideals of classical beauty thru reproduction of classical lithographs. Cast drawing is a continuation of the bargue adding the complexity of rendering a 2D drawing as if it were a 3D reality, with a heavy concentration on values and accuracy. Usually cast work is charcoal on paper or oils on canvas. The still life component is for people to explore all the previous skills combined in a synergy of color and shape in order to push ones skills to new levels. Also using ideas like metaphor or purpose to a still life setup. Typically Still life work is oil on canvas, but it can also be pencil on paper as well as charcoal on paper.

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