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

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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

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Portrait Sketch Workshop

Wethersfield Academy for the Arts: Wethersfield, CT

In this 5 day workshop, artists will work with a new live model each day incrementally working through skills needed to create lively and highly REALIZED portrait sketches. We will Begin with drawing in graphite on white paper and ultimately ending with a full color painted portrait sketch. In each medium, we will tackle a new skill and discuss elements of light and form, tools for successful drawing, structural anatomy, and color. 

The first half of each day will be a demonstration with open discussion and lecture. The second half of the day will be taught with individual critique helping to guide artists to meet their goals. Artists will leave with a more complete understanding of the elements of line, shape, form, and color, as well as how to use these to create a highly realistic portrait from life in a short time frame.

The techniques covered will be Graphite on white paper, graphite and white chalk on toned paper, three color pencil on toned paper, grisaille painting, and full color painting.

July 23-27 (5 day) Monday-friday 9:30am-4:30pm

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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 3-7 (5 days) 

 

Upcoming Classes

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Portrait in three colors

Wethersfield Academy for the arts: wethersfield, CT

In this weekly class, we will explore the aesthetics of classical three color chalk drawings. Over the course of 6 weeks, we will draw from the same model creating a fully rendered portrait drawing in black, red, and white pencil. In addition to studying the structure and forms of the head, the three colors allow the artist to capture the subtlety of hue variation that is so characteristic of skin. Individual critiques, demos, and group lectures will be given on blocking in, light and shadow, skull structure/anatomy, as well as appropriate use of white chalk and black/red pencil.

Wednesdays, starting April 18, 2018,  1-4pm  6 weeks

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Long Pose Figure Painting  

In this 6 week class, artists will create a figure painting in the 19th Century academic tradition. The first several weeks will be dedicated to creating a highly accurate and descriptive line drawing to be transferred to the canvas. Following that, the class will transfer the drawing and 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 April 25, 2018, 5-8pm 6-weeks