Color Study for the Figure and Portrait (10 classes) -
Thursdays, January 10th - March 14th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Instructor: Emanuela De Musis
The color study is a preliminary sketch that determines specific color mixtures and establishes, in the most simplified manner, the value range that will best achieve a light effect and create volume. An essential step of the painting process at the Academy of Realist Art Boston, this stage is subsequently used as an indispensable reference when completing a naturalistic painting.
At the end of this 10 week class, the student will take away a greater understanding of how to simplify planes, properly compose values and create color harmony, including the mapping out of temperature patterns.
Day one will be dedicated to a basic lecture on terminology and concepts, an introduction to materials and a painting demo; thereafter, the class will work on three 2 week poses from the nude figure and one 3 week pose from the clothed portrait.
All levels welcome.