Workshops

Studio West

Florentine Fine Art tradition on Brooklyn’s waterfront

Studio West is built on the traditional method practiced by nineteenth century masters, and revived in the twentieth century by Daniel Graves, Michael John Angel, and Charles Cecil. Housed on Brooklyn’s Greenpoint waterfront, Studio West is committed to upholding the techniques studied in Florence Italy. Each course is centered on the human form and designed to provide every student with a clear and informed foundation, which can be applied to all future projects and workshops.

Studio West is a natural light studio which is ideal for seeing color and value, as well as training the eye to the subtle movements of the model and adapting to light shifts as the day progresses. All courses will be taught with live models (nude for figure painting and drawing.)

It is the goal of Studio West to provide all students with the tools necessary to propel their artwork forward and continue to uphold the traditional method that has been used to create some of the world’s greatest masterpieces.

Workshops

ACTIVE ENROLLMENT!

Painting the Human Form:

Students will learn the traditional process of constructing a figure painting. The class will be introduced to the sight-size method and start painting in line, and eventually mass in value to create an immediate sense of light.

Throughout the course, students will develop their painting into a color representation of the human form using a full color palette. Students will also learn technical concepts on painting regarding the “fat over lean” concept, the best materials to use to create and protect your work, and understanding color mixing.

Students will work from a live model every day for 6 hours, and will receive frequent individual critiques.


Dates: July 28, 29, 30
Time: 9am- 12pm
1pm-4pm
Length: 3 days
Location: 67 West Street, Suite 702, Brooklyn NY 11222
Cost: $450

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Capturing Life- Academic Portrait Painting

In this course students will be introduced into painting the portrait. It will explain how to organize your palette, and how to use its colors to create harmony and unity of light. Students will start by massing in the head with value, and create a color study to assist in the completion of the painting.

The course is designed to strengthen accuracy, sense of light, and ability to create atmosphere. Students will learn technical skills that can be used in this, and all future projects. Such as, how to use a plumb line, the use of a mirror to aid in seeing, and the concept of “fat over lean.” All Levels Welcome

Students will work from a live model every day for 6 hours, and will receive frequent individual critiques. Beginner – Intermediate


Dates: Completed
Time: 9am-12pm
1pm-4pm
Length: 3 days
Location: 67 West Street, Suite 702, Brooklyn NY 11222
Cost: $400

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19th Century Figure Drawing Techniques

This course is designed to strengthen the student’s accuracy in developing the human form.

Students will be introduced to the academic method of drawing, using sight-size, a method which was used by realist painters of the 19th century. This allows viewing the subject and drawing to be done simultaneously, resulting in heightened accuracy and ability to spot errors more immediately. All levels Welcome

Students will draw from a live model and receive frequent individual critiques throughout the day.


Dates: Completed
Time: 9am- 12pm
1pm-4pm
Lenth: 3 days
Location: 67 West Street, Suite 702, Brooklyn NY 11222
Cost: $375

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  • Painting List

    -Paints- Ivory Black
    English Red
    Vermillion
    Alizarin Crimson
    Cobalt blue
    Viridian green
    Yellow ochre
    Cremnitz White-Brushes- Flats and/or filberts. Range from size 4-10. Approximately 10 total-Palette- Wood palette or grey palette paper-Linseed oil or Rublev oliogel
    -Turpentine or brush cleaner
    -Medium cups
    -Canvas or canvas panel. Lightly toned using black and English red to create a warm
    brown
    -Paper Towels
    -Palette knife

  • Drawing List

    -Charcoal- Nitram B HB H or willow and vine charcoal
    -Sand paper block (for sharpening charcoal)
    -Kneaded eraser
    -Drawing paper- Fabriano Roma. Either Michelangelo or Rafaello (White)
    -Artist tape
    -Plumb line

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