In the Classical Portraiture class, students will gain a better understanding of representational painting, its historical techniques and methodologies, through various lenses of figurative painting history. Starting with making a number of compositional value and colour studies, the instructor will then introduce students various drawing strategies. A strong emphasis will be placed on the compositional stage and studies, which become the foundation of every strong image. Students will start working from reproductions of old masters' works then progress onto painting from their own references.
Students will familiarize themselves with various techniques and methods, including Comparative Measurement, Tonal & Colour Underpainting, Direct Painting (Alla Prima), Glazing, Scumbling, Botteggiando, and many other techniques. There will also be video lessons on how to manage time and motivation in your studio practice.
All of these mediums are accepted: oil, acrylic, gouache as well as digital painting tools. (Opaque mediums are preferred) The instructor's demos will be done in acrylic and oil.
What's in the course:
- Pre-Painting - Understanding compositions and coming up with strong references.
- Understanding key concepts in regards to - value organization, rendering forms, expressive use of colours, etc...
- The entire step-by-step painting process demos of how a fully developed painting is made from underpainting to subsequent layers
- video demonstrations
- PDF course handouts
- supply & resource list