ABOUT THIS CLASS:
Drawing can be defined and approached in many ways. This class concentrates on the basics of observational drawing with equal emphasis on the development of perceptual and tactile skills. Those who are new to drawing often confront a simple but confusing dilemma; how do I start a drawing? This class aims to de-mystify the process using traditions such as “sighting” techniques, perspective, and gesture drawing. Your perception will deepen along with your technical skill. Although the focus of the class is on drawing what you see, students become aware that it is the analysis of familiar objects into abstract components that will get you there. In class, I often refer to this insight from artist Ellsworth Kelly who said, “If you could turn off the mind and see only with the eyes, ultimately everything becomes abstract.” You will benefit if you have never drawn before or if you would like to refresh existing skills.
Classes will take the form of lecture/demo followed by studio work; trial and error is encouraged! Each day will have a group critique; a dynamic way for students to learn from each other. Over the years I have found it helpful to critique student drawings with tissue overlays, making suggestions just as specific as possible. Question and answer periods are encouraged throughout. Additional technical information on optional papers and tools for further study is offered.
Students will gain increased sensitivity in handling charcoal and graphite through step-by-step lecture and demonstration. With simple still-life set-ups and sustained studio practice students will develop hand control for expressive line weight and controlled blending or “gradations”. We will learn methods to establish convincing spatial depth and proportions. The eye will become more trained in distinguishing the “value pattern” of any given lighting set-up.
Suitable for all levels; no experience necessary! Ages 16+
Saturdays, June 4, 11, 18, and 25, 2022
1:00 – 4:00 PM
$160 for four consecutive classes
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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.