Wed. 2pm - 5pm
We begin by setting the pose and creating enough “atmosphere” to add an element of mystery to our sitter. Caravaggio was a master of “Chiaroscuro” literally “coming out of the dark.” We will use this method for more dramatic lighting and shadows. This is a long pose, live model workshop and students will advance at their own pace. Many times we will begin with a monochromatic painting and then we focus our attention to the endless variables of skin tones and lighting, shadow patterns and modeling the form. We encourage artists to develop their own unique style and add their own story elements to the pose. The last thing we want is to churn out clones of us.
What You'll Learn
Learn to set up the pose to create a narrative
Learn how to create dramatic lighting
Learn to mix skin tones from a Florentine Palette
Learn how old master glazing techniques can aid in unifying your painting
Learn ways to check your proportions using mirrors, iphone, and photography
Watch live demonstrations throughout to visually guide you
Personalized one-on-one instruction
Cheryl Kline, founder and owner of Kline Academy is a working artist whose works are found in the collections of noted individuals and institutions around the world. She has won numerous awards including an Honorable mention from the Portrait Society of America and Salmagundi Club of New York. She studied with master artist Jan Saether at The Bruchion School of Realist Art the same building as Kline Academy is located today, and at The Florence Academy of Art in Italy. Kline has a Degree in Commercial Art from Woodbury University.
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