8 weeks | Wednesdays 1:00pm-3:30pm | June 19 to August 7
This class will make an examination of the use of chalk pastels through a series of exercises ranging from a singular object rendering to still-life and landscape. We will initially discuss staging, lighting the subject(s), and composing to our paper. We will continue further to discuss relative proportion as we establish an organizational line drawing of our subject. Next, we will define the planar structure that describes the simplified form(s). The intent of which is to the see the subject(s) as a series of successively shrinking planes that reflect varied degrees of light back to the viewer. This is the ‘architecture’ of our composition. At this point, we will take note of what can be called a ‘light system’ and a ‘shadow system’, and determine which of the planes formerly established lies within each system. Finally, we will discuss the application of relative values and colors to the drawing, and resolve the image into a respectable representation of our subject. Further, and importantly, we will be discussing color theory as it applies to this class as well as any additional artistic endeavors that you should choose to pursue. 16+ Previous drawing experience is recommended.