Sat. 2pm - 5pm
This painting course (open to drawing) emphasizes the accurate representation of the live model and construction of the Figure in oils. With a strong focus on composition, drawing, shapes, value, edges, and color mixing. Each student will be taught the necessary techniques to complete a painting from start to finish. Working from direct observation, students will use a limited palette as they continue to develop their painting skills. Students will learn how to set up an organized palette and work from dark to light to achieve harmonious color. Gaining the control of this palette will give student the opportunity to paint any desired subject. Brief lectures, handouts, and demonstrations will be given each class.
Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work!
Visit our Figure and Portrait Drawing class for the drawing supply list.
What You'll Learn
Learn to block in the figure using simple values
Learn to work with a limited palette of colors
Learn how to mix skin tones
Learn to paint the figure in a representational style
Continue to refine your style and perfect your proportions with each class
Personalized one-on-one instruction
William Neukomm is a modern, realist painter. William is a professional, exhibiting artist who has won numerous awards. He has an impressive education in the arts: a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Kansas City Art Institute, A Diploma in both Drawing and Painting from the Florence Academy of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Laguna College of Art and Design. "I believe that the use of representational imagery is the best way to communicate specific visual information. The concept is simple, but not easy. It requires mastery. By rooting my work in the European tradition, I am able to address complex themes in an accessible manner. Mimesis, however, is not sufficient. I strive to make art that builds upon the virtuosity of the past while also being unabashedly modern and distinctly American. My current work focuses on exalting the domestic scene. As a father I have an excuse to play and to relive the joy and pain of childhood. Being a parent also prompts me to tap into my own fears as I attempt to shield my children from negative experiences.”
Figure Painting Student
The Kline Academy combines high caliber teachers with a relaxed and fun environment, and I am truly amazed at how much my work has improved since going there! The teachers really care about you as a person, as well as your vision for your work. You won't find a better art school to meet your goals than Kline!
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*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!
*Also be sure to prepay, as this class fills up quickly!