DIGITAL PORTRAIT PAINTING – Iliya Mirochnik

June 15th & 16th, 2019

Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, Iliya immigrated to the United States in the early 1990’s with his family. From a young age Iliya pursued training in the arts in the Russian academic tradition. He studied in LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Art and in the Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in New York under the tutelage of professors trained in the art academies of the former Soviet Union. Iliya studied in St. Petersburg, Russia in the prestigious I.E. Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from which he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting.

This workshop explores the intersection of traditional painting techniques and modern digital technologies in working from the live model. The course is geared towards participants who own an Ipad or Ipad Pro with the Apple Pencil and work on Procreate but is open towards those who are using Photoshop on their laptops as well as those who want to paint traditionally. The course will explore aspects of the programs themselves, customizing brushes, using layers and masks, and much more. Simultaneously, participants will also be learning traditional painting and drawing principles, such as proportions, anatomy, color, value, and composition. Students will focus both on quick exercises as well as the long-pose portrait.

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RUSSIAN ACADEMIC FIGURE DRAWING WORKSHOP – Iliya Mirochnik

June 17th & 18th, 2019

Originally from Odessa, Ukraine, Iliya immigrated to the United States in the early 1990’s with his family. From a young age Iliya pursued training in the arts in the Russian academic tradition. He studied in LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Art and in the Bridgeview School of Fine Arts in New York under the tutelage of professors trained in the art academies of the former Soviet Union. Iliya studied in St. Petersburg, Russia in the prestigious I.E. Repin State Institute of Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture from which he received his Masters of Fine Arts degree in painting.

The Russian Academic Figure Drawing workshop explores the human figure as a constructional mechanism in space through the medium of drawing. The primary purpose of the 2-day intensive is to understand anatomy not only as an academic discipline but as the means through which the human figure should be viewed and depicted.  Participants will develop their knowledge of the underlying structures of the human form and use them to draw the model from life. The workshop will consist of a long pose with an emphasis on rendering and learning to tie in structural anatomy with surface form. Participants will also be drawing quick figure sketches to practice capturing the significant anatomical structures responsible for the gesture. During the workshop, Iliya Mirochnik will demonstrate drawing principles for the entire class and provide anatomical explanations and diagrams for each participant individually.

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SATURDAY MORNING WORKSHOPS

Saturday Mornings, 10:30am – 2:00pm.

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