ABOUT THIS COURSE:
The splendor of autumn is breathtaking. Capture and explore its beauty in closeups of leaves as well as in scenic vistas. This fun and engaging online workshop will surely get your creativity flowing. Learn sketching and painting tips and techniques to create lively and beautiful works of art that reveal an integral visual dialog between drawing and painting. These methods and techniques are also great for working up ideas in composition and color for larger paintings in any medium or as an underpainting technique. You may choose to just watch or to sketch and paint along, step-by-step, with noted artist and very popular instructor Robert Carsten, using a combination of pencil, pen, watercolor and opaque white. Working on a small scale, we’ll create graphite and ink line and watercolor wash paintings from photos. Each week we will focus on a different subject utilizing diverse approaches and techniques. Photos and a materials list provided via Dropbox, where participants can also share zoomclass work or optional homework for written critique.
Week 1: Scenic maple trees with farm: Trees in foliage, close and distant
Week 2: Forest floor with fallen leaves: Color temperature in light and shadow
Week 3: River scene in Autumn: Reflections and atmospheric perspective
Week 4: Fallen leaves on a rock wall: Composition and texture
Skills students will gain:
Compositional skills: Overall composition, scale and perspective, Drawing skills: line qualities and shading techniques; expressive quick sketch and detailed study techniques
Color: color mixing and layering Painting: wet on dry and wet on wet techniques, varied brush strokes, use of opaque white.
Deadline for registration is 24 hours before the first class. For Zoom links and other important information about this course, please check your student dashboard.
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 16+
For Zoom links and other important information about this course, please check your student dashboard.
Mondays, October 10, 17, 24, and 31, 2022
1:00 – 2:00PM
$120 for four consecutive classes
To see Robert’s bio click here.
Here is what our students are saying:
“Robert’s class is so stimulating. As always, he does such a fine job of illustrating his concept. It’s even clearer to me in these hour segments. The thing that really makes the difference using zoom is the opportunity for the student to see exactly what he’s doing as he does it. One can even enlarge it to see minute details, while in a class setting you’re so far back or not in the best space to see just what’s being done. Huge difference.”
“This was a fabulous class! It’s what I’ve been looking for to enable me to free up and concentrate on SHAPES! I started something and it’s got such a different feel right from the start. Thank you again for being such a special teacher.”
“Only a teacher of your caliber could inspire such expertise by so many showing such diversity and beauty. Thank you so much.”