Classes and Workshops are held at the Woodstock School of Art, 2470 Rte 212, Woodstock, NY 12498
-2019 Classes & Workshops
A Journey from Realism to Abstraction
September 19 - November 7, 2019. Thursdays 5 - 8 pm.
Please note that there are scholarships available for this course - scroll down for more information and to download an application form. Please also note that the course is limited to 8 students.
The course will be divided into two stand-alone 4-week blocks with a concentration on Still Life through drawing, collage and painting. This course is limited to 10 students. Click on the course title above to be taken to the course page on the Woodstock School of Art to learn more, download the materials list (most materials for this course are provided by the school) and sign up.
In the first block of four classes, the instructor will guide students in exploring the use of narrative in Still Life working from direct observation and, through that, build and hone their skills in drawing in graphite and oil pastel.
In the second block, students will deconstruct those images to create an abstract composition through the use of collage; the final project in this block will be realized in an abstract work in oil or acrylic paint on canvas. Students who did not attend the first block will be required to bring a selection of Still Life works made from observation in any medium, including photography, from home and/or school to use as a basis for their work in this block.
Over the 8 weeks in the studio, students will explore a range of media, build skills in a range of art techniques, and be exposed to art concepts.
Merit based and financial need based scholarships are available. Students are strongly encouraged to apply for a Thompson Family Foundation Scholarship for this class. You may download a scholarship application here, fill it out electronically and send it to email@example.com. Please enter “SCHOLARSHIP” in the subject line. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the form electronically. If you don’t already have it, download it for free here. Alternately, you may print it and return it by postal mail to:
SCHOLARSHIPS Woodstock School of Art 2470 Route 212, Woodstock NY 12498
Click on the course title above to be taken to the course page on the Woodstock School of Art to learn more, download the materials list (most materials for this course are provided by the school) and sign up.
In an effort to maintain our non-toxic environment, the Woodstock School of Art does not permit the use of turpentine or mineral spirits. Additionally, please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or scents of any kind.
In this workshop students have the opportunity to work and be mentored on portraits of friends and family members using photographs as reference. In the first class we will employ a live model to explore what constitutes good photographic reference for drawing and painting, and to make studies of the structure of the head in three dimensions as preparation for the following day. Among the skills we aim to develop are design, composition, methods for transferring images to paper and canvas, drawing, and paint application. Absolute beginners welcome.
Click HERE or the course title above to be taken to the Woodstock School of Art website for more information on this workshop.
Following are some examples of student art works - some of these students had never taken an art class before this, including the subject of the first two photographs.
Workshop: Portraits from Photographic Reference
~ 2019 workshop has ended; 2020 workshop to be announced ~