Sat. 10am - 1pm (Wait List Available)
We have structured this foundation drawing class so that many different skill levels from absolute beginner to intermediate artist can participate. Drawing students will start the class with basic drawing exercises along with explaining drawing materials and how to use them to achieve ultimate results.
We will spend time drawing the basic forms from a still life set up using direct lighting to help you understand value. You will learn how to see these same basic forms when you draw more complex objects. You will learn about proper proportions and relationships. We will cover eye level and foundation perspective, explore line and values, direct lighting and cast shadows as well as soft and hard edges. You will be given lots of one on one instruction with plenty of demonstrations to guide you through the different elements of good drawing.
What You'll Learn
Learn to draw simple to complex objects
Learn how to understand value
Work with lighting as it relates to form
Learn how to use charcoal and dry mediums
Learn perspective and composition
Learn to create the illusion of 3 dimension
Matt Duckett is a painter whose work examines the ghosts of tradition that inhabit our lifestyles, drawn from a deep involvement in the various places he’s lived, including Scandinavian cultural legacies in rural Wisconsin, the interplay of heritage and hardship in Irish immigrant communities in Chicago, and disaster-stricken refugee communities the Philippines, examining issues displacement and identity through the things we carry with us when forced to leave everything behind. Matt is completing a Masters of Fine Art at the Laguna College of Art and Design.
Duckett’s work has been exhibited extensively across the United States and internationally and featured in national publications including Fine Art Connoisseur and Poets & Artists. Duckett has been passionately involved in developing arts communities in the various places he's lived, worked, and visited, being a key contributor to a variety of nonprofits, artist incubators and state and local arts boards to foster arts and education.
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