ABOUT THIS CLASS:
In this class we will be drawing from observation using concepts and techniques that train eye and hand. The challenge of accurately drawing what you see can be demystified through increased familiarity with the tools and an understanding
of how perception works.
A sequence of 3 monthly sessions will allow students to gradually build upon their knowledge, composing and completing a still-life under controlled lighting. But students are welcome to enroll at any level with or without prior experience.
Shape and Proportion
Session 1 – This session covers techniques to establish shape and proportion of objects. This includes traditional “sighting” techniques, perspective exercises, line control and gesture drawing.
Gesture Drawing for Composition
Session 2 – This session will build on these basics and expand gesture drawing to build a composition. Emphasis on increased confidence with the moving line to establish spatial depth and overall placement of objects on the page.
Value and Blending
Session 3 – This session will apply value gradations and blending techniques to complete a still life under controlled lighting. Drawing on textured and toned papers and “fixing” the drawing for a final presentation.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 16+
Saturdays, April 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2024
1:00PM – 4:00PM
$168 for four consecutive classes
Basics of Drawing: Gesture Drawing for Composition
Saturdays, May 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2024
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Future sessions of this class will be available, visit our website in a few weeks for the new session or contact us at email@example.com for more details.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits in the painting studios. Learn more.
Those with special needs and/or requests may email the registrar.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR:
Lynn Palumbo has taught art students of many ages and skill levels for over 30 years. Classes taught include drawing, painting, 2D design, color theory, mixed media, and calligraphy. She is adjunct associate professor at Dutchess Community College and taught at East Stroudsburg University and Manhattanville College. Her artwork has been featured in exhibits at Dutchess Community College, Starr Library, SUNY Geneseo Lederer Gallery, SUNY Albany Art Museum, Roxbury Art Center, Atwater Gallery, The Hyde Collection, Madellon Powers Gallery at East Stroudsburg University, and Athens Cultural Center among others.