Color Study for the Figure and Portrait (10 classes) - 

Thursdays, April 11th to June 13th
5:00pm - 8:00pm
Cost: $525
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.

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