17-28 February, 2014
This course is an intensive program on portraiture. The students learn how to go from general to specific in learning such complicated form substance as a real head. The course consists of several stages of learning: compositional solution for the canvas, proportions of the big form of the head, character of the model, color content, anatomy break-down of the form, building up the form of the head and working on the details of the face. This course is useful for both beginners artists and for more experienced artists who work with deeper and more complex goals for the portraiture.
What this course is about:
- - studying the rules of composition
- - studying the plein-air color palette
- - studying the rules of perspective
- - studying coloristics.
Plein-air studies always have been considered one of the main painting exercises for those who want to learn how to paint in realistic manner and how to paint from real life. This course helps both beginners and mature artists “to clean” their color palette from “dirty colors”. In other words, to stop using dirty color mixtures in painting and to start using cleaner colors. Only practising “en plein-air” you will be able to reevaluate the colors, to refresh your color vision and to start distinguishing and using cleaner colors in painting.
Classes take place: Monday through Friday,
1018 AA Amsterdam
Tuition fee: 400 euro