Sat. 2pm - 5pm
Regardless of where you are in your figurative, artistic journey, drawing and painting from the live model presents the ultimate challenge. 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 more accurate and quicker. Brief lectures, handouts, and demonstrations will be given each class. With a strong focus on composition, drawing, shapes, value, edges, and color mixing, we emphasize an academic approach to capturing the figure & portrait from life and the various techniques and mediums used for rendering three-dimensional form. Composed of three or four week poses, each student will be given ample time to complete their study of the live model.
What You'll Learn
Learn to block in the figure & portrait using simple values
Learn to work with a limited palette of colors
Learn how to mix skin tones
Learn to paint the figure & portrait in a representational style
Continue to refine your style and perfect your proportions with each class
Personalized one-on-one instruction
Miguel Gonzalez was born in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Oregon where he began to explore his curiosity for creating art. In 2010, with the encouragement of his mentor, Gonzalez decided to apply to Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) where he recently completed his Bachelors of Fine Art degree. Gonzalez has studied with several highly respectable artists in the Los Angeles area while participating in several group shows along the West coast. Gonzalez, believes that a strong fundamental understanding to drawing and painting will allow students the freedom to create what they desire.
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