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Digital Painting from Life: Portrait
June 15th & 16th
10:30am – 5:30pm
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.
Russian Academic Figure Drawing
June 17th & 18th
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.