INTRODUCTION TO CLASSICAL DRAWING AND PAINTINGPlease contact the Tutor below with any questions about this course.
Places are limited to 6 students per class.
21 Blaxland Crescent Griffith ACT 2604
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Canberra Art Workshop is pleased to announce that there will be a further series of tutored art classes in classical drawing and painting beginning in February 2019.
This course provides students with the fundamentals needed to develop a sensitive, artistic eye using methods of representing nature that pre-date modern and abstract art. It provides the basic knowledge and technical ability needed to create paintings and drawings that are personal, expressive and beautiful, and it promotes the idea of art production as it was traditionally understood: craftsmanship which can be applied to drawing and or painting subjects which the artist observes.
Teaching is based on the atelier method, where the tutor and the students work together on the same or similar projects, learning how to draw and paint with realistic accuracy, with an emphasis on rendering form convincingly. This is done through intensive study of the human figure, renderings of plaster casts of classical sculpture, and observation of the instructor’s examples.
Each term will consist of three modules, basic, intermediate and advanced. For those who take the full course, by the end of the three painting modules students will be able to paint a life size oil portrait of a live model with a significant degree of technical and colour accuracy, and achieving a good likeness.
As both courses will be carefully taught and will involve considerable preparation and input from the instructor, the numbers in each class will be strictly limited to a maximum of six and a minimum of 4. All materials will be provided for the drawing modules, while a materials list will be sent to students before the beginning of the painting sessions.
Classical Drawing Term 1
Note: model fee of $15 is payable in cash on the evenings when a model is in attendance
Basic drawing – (3 sessions) ($180/$225) :
4 February, 11 February, 18 February
Introduces students to the principles of classical drawing using Bargue plates, and other traditional drawing teaching tools. Students will learn how to use different grades of charcoal and as well as of paper. Sight-size and
Intermediate drawing – (3 sessions) ($180/$225) : 25 February, 4 March, 18 March
In the first two sessions, students will be introduced to the intricacies of how to see, how light falls on a form and how to replicate what is seen on paper using different values of light and shade. The final session will apply these principles to a life study with a live model.
Advanced drawing – (3 sessions) ($180/$225) :
25 March, 1 April, 8 April
Students to complete a cast drawing to a high degree of finish and then draw from a live portrait model over two sessions. At the end of all three modules, students would have a high degree of confidence in their capacity to draw in classical style, both in portrait drawing and figure drawing. This will provide them with the essential background needed to use
Oil painting Term 2
Students who have completed at least one, but preferably all three modules of the drawing course may begin the oil painting course. This will cover a variety of topics, including materials, setting up a home studio, studio practice and safety, types of oil paint, mediums and other aids.
Traditional oil painting – introduction (3 sessions) ($180/$225) : 29 April, 6 May, 13 May
This module will provide students with detailed information on the use of oil paints, how to prepare a variety of supports (canvases, panels, paper
Traditional oil painting – intermediate (3 sessions) ($180/$225) : 20 May, 3 June, 17 June
This module will concentrate on developing both value and
Traditional oil painting – advanced (3 sessions) ($180/$225
The final module will draw together the student’s experience from both the drawing and the earlier painting courses. It will include two portrait sessions and one life painting
This course is most suited for students who have had some experience of drawing and/or painting. Students who are complete beginners are encouraged to first participate in the mentored workshop LINK or the expressive drawing class LINK.
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