LANDSCAPE PAINTING WORKSHOP SYLLABUS
Whether you are an absolute beginner or just want a more in depth understanding of the principles of landscape painting, Nick will offer a fascinating insight into his process of creating a painting.
This will be a two day landscape painting intensive to learn how to transform your subject into a work of art. Nick will discuss the basic elements of constructing a painting and explore the technical side through in class exercises. Each topic will be introduced through lecture and demonstration by the instructor, followed by the students applying each lesson.
Approaches will range from traditional to contemporary. Students learn to work from life as well as various reference materials to create their work and learn how to ‘see’ with a painterly eye by simplifying, adjusting, and editing the subject, in order to capture it's essential character and transform it into Art.
Class is for all skill levels and Nick will work with each student's individual pace to help you enhance your knowledge.
The following topics will be broken down and discussed in detail:
Light & Form Value
Color Theory Value and Color Relationship
Design and Composition Linear & Atmospheric Perspective
Edges Ideas & Inspiration
We will start indoors with a classroom session going over the basics, plus student painting exercises and a brief demo on composition, perspective, and how light reveals form. We will take a 45 minute lunch break at 11:45 am. At 12:30pm we head out to paint on location in the town of Clifton. I will begin a brief demo and go over what I look for as a focus and to my approach in general. I will answer any questions as I paint, then help students set up their paintings. I will offer advice, individual critique and demonstrations to help the each student achieve their goals.
We will meet in class again for a quick critique and review followed by a discussion on how to continue our painting from a photo reference or sketch. I will answer any questions, then we will break for lunch. After that we head out again where I will help everyone find a good setup, then start a new quick demo before everyone starts a new painting. We will conclude with a quick review and recap.
I encourage all students to embrace the process and not to put too much importance on finishing a painting because understanding the concepts is much more important that will help you in the long run. The workshop is open to all levels and will be a fun and casual environment.
Please bring a hat, bug spray and sunscreen and wear a dark colored shirt to avoid bright glare on your canvas.
You may bring your own supplies, or they can be provided for you, for an additional $30.
For supply list, click here.
Contact: Chuck Rusnak