In this intensive three-day workshop, you’ll develop the skills necessary to translate light into the language of paint. You'll learn to paint quickly and efficiently and deal with the challenges of plein air painting. Each session will provide a supportive environment for the beginner and a challenging new way to consider the landscape and figure for the more advanced painter.
Eli will introduce an innovative method that will simplify your approach to painting. You’ll learn to capture the scene before you with an dynamic design and correct color relationships. The focus will be on painting the light and atmospheric conditions surrounding our subject. With this approach you learn to simplify value patterns to achieve unity and impact, see both color and value as a unit and quickly mix the color you are seeing. With this approach it’s easy to establish a pattern informed by the direction of the sun.
Fee: $355. Limit: 10 students Skill level: All levels Medium: Oil & Charcoal Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
The workshop will focus on: • Understanding and simplifying shapes • Laying down a foundation quickly and confidently • Creating and developing a focal point • Balancing cool and warm colors to create atmospheric perspective
Schedule of Events Each day begins with a lecture and demonstration on the fundamentals of painting. There will be plenty of painting time, personal instruction, and group critiques to promote your progress. Participants are welcome to bring images of past work for discussion. We’ll meet at designated locations with a break for lunch or cocktails. You’re free to have dinner on your own or join the group. In case of inclement weather, you will have the opportunity to translate photos into useful information for paintings.
Introduction Day: Informal meet & greet and group dinner.
Day 1: Painting the Landscape 9 - 4pm: Beaches of the South Shore
Day 2: Painting the Landscape 9 - 4pm: Historic St. George’s & Achilles Bay
Day 3: Painting the Figure 9 - 4pm: Botanical Garden
This schedule may vary depending on weather conditions. In the event of inclement weather, we will paint from reference or the model indoors. Visit my website for more information at: www.elicedrone.com or call Eli Cedrone Fine Art at 781-443-4014.
Weekly classes in Bermuda with Bermuda Arts Centre Dockyard
The Art Spirit - Painting Fundamentals | Saturdays 10am - 1pm
Through concentrated studies students will build a solid foundation in representational painting. Each class is designed to strengthen skills of perception as well as mastery of the medium and will help to make order out of chaos by stressing the basics of drawing, value, and color. You’ll learn to see in terms of mass and form rather than detail and line and develop the skills necessary to translate light into the language of paint.
Landscape Painting | Tuesdays 10am -1pm
This class will cover the key elements needed for a successful landscape painting; design, value, color and brushwork. Learn how to have a strategy to capture the scene before you with a simplified design and correct color relationships. Eli will demonstrate the quick study and how to simplify value patterns to achieve unity and impact. She’ll introduce an innovative method of color mixing using a simple, four-value approach. You’ll learn to see both color and value as a unit, identify them and quickly mix the desired color.
Painting the Portrait & Figure| Thursday's 10am - 1pm
Learn to place the figure in scenes of the everyday landscape. Draw the essence, gesture and structure of the figure with simple, bold shapes. You'll quickly understand the anatomy of each pose and suggest the figure rather than render in detail. Eli will describe the planes of light on the figure by simplifying complex values to the bare minimum. You’ll also learn to mix value and temperature as a unit using clean color to create the illusion of light. Using small panels and large brushes, we'll work quickly and efficiently to capture the effects of light on the figure. These quick oil studies are a great way to let go of old ways of working and sharpen intuitive skills of perception. This class will help both the beginner and advanced artist reach successful results with more confidence.
Instructional fee: $75 per class 4 week session: $275.