Sun. 10am - 1pm
In Part One of this artistic journey, we will be primarily focusing on observational exercises and stepping beyond traditional approaches.
- Learn the fundamentals of drawing and painting through a series of exercises.
- By combining both classical and contemporary techniques, we will push beyond what we see.
- We will initially focus on grasping the fundamentals, but will gradually push beyond our comfort zones
through the manipulation of value, color, composition, execution, and subject matter.
- Our goal will be to learn the rules to eventually break them!
Initially focusing on understanding the fundamentals of drawing, such as light logic, form, shape, edges, proportion, and space/perspective, students will complete a 4-week still life drawing exercise.
The second exercise will consist of translating what you learned from the drawing onto a canvas through a monochrome still-life painting. Students will apply classical “grisaille” underpainting techniques with a color of their choosing- red, green, purple, blue, etc. This exercise will serve as an introduction to the fundamentals of painting and the vast contemporary world of color manipulation.
Upon completing the second exercise, students will be given the option to keep working from life or to brainstorm unique ideas/compositions to work from. Students will be expected to combine previously learned material while experimenting with a full spectrum of colors. We will play with mixed media, different textures, subject matter, you name it! The possibilities in this class will be endless.
What You'll Learn
Learning the fundamentals of drawing and painting.
Sharpening your observational drawing and painting skills.
Pushing beyond your comfort zone.
Manipulation of value, color, composition, execution, and subject matter.
Explore various styles and techniques.
Build a body of work for your portfolio.
Receive valuable feedback and personalized one-on-one instruction.
Guatemala-born, Johnny Castillo is a contemporary realist whose work is significantly influenced by his experiences as an undocumented individual. By diving into psychological experiences and exploring his emotions, Castillo’s goal is for his art to be an experience in which others can find solace and pieces of themselves that they thought were forgotten.
Castillo is currently studying Drawing and Painting at The Long Beach School of Art's undergraduate program. He has also received an Associate’s Degree in Studio Arts from Santa Monica College. Castillo is currently managing/ teaching at Kline Academy of Fine Art.
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Classical Drawing & Painting Student
The training I've received at Kline Academy has been invaluable in developing my skill as an artist. The academy's flexible course schedule and variety of classes allow me to dictate the pace of instruction to meet my goals, and its highly skilled staff make learning art approachable. Above all, Kline Academy's supportive environment has made it my destination for learning art over the past year.
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