ABOUT THIS COURSE:
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 and watercolor. 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 their work.
Week 1: Sunset over Mountains
Week 2: Sunset over Water
Week 3: Moonlit Rural Scene
Week 4: Night City Scene
Skills students will gain:
Compositional skills: scale and perspective, vignetting
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
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 16+
Deadline for registration is 7 PM on the day before the first class. Any registrations received after 7 PM the night before the first class of the session will receive the pre-recorded video of the first class (or classes missed if session already began). Be sure to include your email address.
For Zoom links and other important information about this course, please check your student dashboard.
Mondays 1:00-2:00 PM. November 1,8, 15 and 29 (no class 11/22)
$120 for four consecutive classes
To see Robert’s bio click here.