ABOUT THIS WORKSHOP
Painting the human form with drapery is a classic approach to teaching oil painting. Zhang and Woolley will discuss how to pose and light a model and how drapery can accentuate the rhythm of the pose. Instructor demonstrations plus individual easel-by-easel instruction will help guide students through the process of painting the nude.
There will be a group critique with refreshments at the end of each day’s class.
Students will learn about anatomy, form, color and composition. They will learn about painting the human body in correct proportion, gesture and skin tones.
Suitable for Intermediate and Advanced students. Open to all media, instruction is given in oil. Ages 15+
Friday, August 16 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Saturday, August 17| 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Sunday, August 18 | 9:00AM – 12:00PM
$302 ($262 tuition & $40 model fee)
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 INSTRUCTORS
Hongnian Zhang is a Chinese American oil painter who works in the Western academic tradition. Works by this gifted artist have been exhibited and acquired by museums, galleries, corporations and private collectors across the globe. Hongnian Zhang has taught oil painting in America for many years, at both the graduate program of New York Academy and the Woodstock School of Art. Recently, Mr. Zhang accepted a position as Professor of Oil Painting at Fudan University’s Shanghai Institute of Visual Art. He is currently working with other Chinese artists to establish an Association for Epic and Historical Painting. He divides his time between China and the United States. For more information about Zhang, click here.
Lois Woolley is an award-winning painter who specializes in portraiture. She approaches every commission with warmth and sensitivity. She paints each person with the goal of revealing the things they like best about themselves. Her style combines traditional realism with rich, impressionistic color. Lois’s passion for art and portraiture began during her childhood, which was spent near Washington, DC. Her family encouraged her talent with frequent visits to the city’s art museums, and summer classes at the Corcoran Gallery. Lois moved to New York when she was eighteen to continue her education at the Art Students League. She has studied with Robert Beverly Hale, Robert Brackman, Daniel Greene, David Leffel, and Hongnian Zhang. These teachers have had the greatest influence on the development of her talent and style. In 2000, she co-authored The Yin-Yang of Painting, which presents Zhang’s color theory, palette and methods. For more information about Wooley, click here.