Learn a tested, effective approach to painting and drawing portraits. All levels are welcome. Explore value based “light on form” painting methods to create expressive portraits from a live model. You will work on salient drawing and painting exercises as well as completed portraits during the class. Students will gain a deeper understanding of observable values to achieve form, character and likeness.
$125/4 week session, plus model’s fee (about $30-40 depending on number of participants). Check with Robert to let him know you are interested in taking this course.
Portrait Painting Workshop Description: In these sessions we will explore value-based “light on form” painting methods to create expressive, professional level portraits. We will paint three finished portraits in our four sessions together. Robert will also present a few salient drawing and painting exercises in the beginning of each class. Using live models, the focus will be on gaining a deeper understanding of observable values to achieve form, character and likeness. Robert will teach you to think like a painter, presenting a short demo, paint-along during the first two sessions. Honest observation and abstraction of forms will be the key. Concrete, practical application, rather than meaningless theory, will be the order of the day. The instruction will be tailored to allow for a deepening of the individual’s unique approach and response to the project at hand. Expect lots of individual attention and nothing less than a major epiphany regarding how the subtle manipulation of light on form actually works in depicting realistic subjects. See class and workshop description for more of what we’ll be discovering together. Expect lots of individual attention here. (843) 486-3161. This will fill up quickly, so register today.
$125/4 week session Ongoing REGISTER Check with Robert for day and time of this class. Power of Positive Painting© with Robert Maniscalco: Robert will teach you to think like a painter. He presents a short drawing/painting lesson at the beginning of each session. Students may work in any medium and subject. Rob will provide/suggest reference material as necessary. The grounds of the studio provide a marsh view and other great subjects. We will set goals together and tailor the work to the individual needs of the student. Goals can be as broad as mastering an idiom like portraiture or landscape. Or they can be as specific as learning to develop a greater variety of edges in oil painting. Honest observation will be the key. The instruction will be tailored to allow for a deepening of the individual’s unique approach and response to the project at hand. Expect lots of individual attention here.
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