9:00 am- 4:00 pm
Instructor present every day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
Request supply list upon registration
All skill levels are welcome as we explore the atmospheric use of tone in this four-day figure-drawing immersion. Starting with quick drawings to create a structural foundation for your work, we will increase the length of the pose to focus on light and shadow. Using white and toned paper you will create the illusion of volume. Strong management of values in a composition is responsible for much of the power and visual impact of a work of art. Using the figure model as your subject, you will focus on structural drawing, gesture, and understanding the building blocks of tonal drawing. We will be supplementing our life drawing work with brief daily exercises from the new book, Figure Drawing Atelier.
Juliette Aristides is a Seattle-based painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art. Founder and instructor of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA, she teaches workshops both nationally and internationally. She the author of The Classical Drawing Atelier, The Classical Painting Atelier, Lessons in Classical Drawing, and the upcoming Lessons in Classical Painting published by Watson-Guptill, NY and a frequent contributor to Artist’s Magazine. Aristides’ work has been featured in magazines such as Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, American Artist, and Gulf Connoisseur Magazine. She exhibits in one-person and group shows nationally.