Workshops

Contact Kathryn Engberg for workshop inquiries.

 

Upcoming Workshops

 
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Summer drawing bootcamp: Week 2 portrait drawing

Grand Central Atelier, Long island city, NY

Building off the lessons in week 1 with the cast, participants will draw the portrait from a single pose lasting a total of 30 hours over the course of five days. After completing a highly developed linear block-in with instruction emphasizing proportion, structure, line quality and likeness, artists will proceed to rendering the portrait in graphite in the "window shading" style. Completing one form at a time, students will be guided by detailed explanation of the physical properties of light on form. 

Demonstrations and discussions on establishing an accurate value range, anatomy, perspective, and materials will accompany individual critiques. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome.

July 9-13 Monday-Friday 10am-5pm

REGISTRATION FULL

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Painting the portrait in costume

Grand Central Atelier, Long Island City, NY

In this five day workshop, artists will work through the process of creating a fully composed gallery-ready painting. We will start by drawing the model dressed in a classic 19th century Edwardian costume, and then transferring the drawing to canvas. The following days will be divided between painting the portrait and capturing the different textures of the costume. This workshop will not only go in depth on creating the illusion of form on the portrait and costume, but also on creating the feeling of space and a striking composition.  

All levels workshop but some experience painting recommended. 

July 17-21 (5 day), Tuesday-Saturday 10am-5pm REGISTRATION FULL

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Painting the portrait in costume

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts: Wethersfield, CT

In this five day workshop, artists will work through the process of creating a fully composed gallery-ready painting. We will start by drawing the model dressed in a classic 19th century costume, and then transferring the drawing to canvas. The following days will be divided between painting the portrait and capturing the different textures of the costume. This workshop will not only go in depth on creating the illusion of form on the portrait and costume, but also on creating the feeling of space and a striking composition.  

All levels workshop but some experience painting recommended. 

September 4-8 (5 days) 

 

Upcoming Classes

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Long pose Portrait drawing and painting

Wethersfield Academy for the arts: wethersfield, CT

In this portrait class, students will draw the portrait from a single pose. The sessions will consist of developing a linear drawing with graphite on paper to establish an accurate likeness, proportions, and structure. The students will then begin modeling the form in a highly rational method, slowly developing each area based on an understanding of the effect of light on form. Some topics that will be discussed in length are comparative measuring, shape finding, anatomy of the skull, light and form. Kathryn will demonstrate each stage of the process briefly as well as give each student individual critiques throughout each session. Artists are welcome to draw or paint - Beginning to advanced artists are welcome.

Wednesdays, starting September 12, 2018,  1-4pm

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Long Pose Figure Drawing and Painting  

In this class, artists will create a figure drawing or painting in the 19th Century academic tradition. The first several weeks will be dedicated to creating a highly accurate and descriptive line drawing which can be transferred to the canvas or fully modeled in graphite. Following that, the class will complete a small color study to refer to throughout the rest of the painting. The rest of the sessions will be spent creating the illusion of form and flesh with a limited palette. Elements of form, light, color, and paint application will be discussed in detail throughout the weeks. Open to students of all levels. Artists interested in spending the 12 weeks drawing are also welcome to participate.


Wednesdays, Next session Starting September 12, 2018, 5-8pm