ABOUT THIS COURSE:
The Northeast has long played an influential role in the development of American landscape painting. We’ll explore and create works inspired by the Hudson River School, Luminism, American Impressionism, and the contemporary abstracted landscape traditions. Learn sketching and painting tips and techniques that reveal an integral visual dialog between drawing and painting. 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. Each class will be recorded. 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. Besides being small works of art, 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. Work from your own photos or Robert’s. Images and a materials list provided via Dropbox, where participants can also share zoom-class work or optional homework for written critique.
Week 1: Hudson River School
Week 2: Luminism
Week 3: American Impressionist
Week 4: Contemporary Abstracted Landscape
Skills students will gain:
Compositional skills: Overall composition, scale and perspective, subject and background design
Drawing skills: initial line qualities with pencil and brush; expressive quick sketch and detailed study techniques
Color: color mixing and layering, working with specific families of color
Painting: wet on dry and wet into wet techniques, varied brush strokes
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 16+
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.
Mondays, July 11, 18, 25, and August 1, 2022
1:00 – 2:00 PM
$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.”