June 4–11, 2016

Plein Air Painting in Tuscany

Spend a week with me, painting the beautiful, historic countryside in the Chianti region of Tuscany. This workshop is for the person who wants to get out of their studio to see and experience one of the most charming and alluring locations in the world. There will be six hours of instruction each day, working mornings and afternoons painting in plein air. Our driver will take us daily to the nearby towns and medieval villages to paint their breathtaking panoramic views.

Painting-in-piazzaThis workshop is designed for all level of artists and open to oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel. In this classic setting we will delve deeper into the aspects of plein air painting. Working from direct observation, we will be learning to quickly interpret the essential information to effectively design and compose a landscape painting. Emphasis will be placed on the importance of value and color relationships, atmospheric perspective, the dynamics of light combined with a study of shapes and edges.

This workshop—with plenty of excursions—will offer a wonderful opportunity to experience the heart and soul of Italy rich in works of art from the Renaissance till now. Our daily painting will be combined with other adventures such as:
• Day trip to Medieval Siena to sketch, take photos, explore and shop
• Excursions to nearby hilltowns like Radda, Castellina, Monteriggioni, etc.
• Visit to Chianti winery for a tour and tasting
• Variety of plein air locations to paint landscapes, villages, and the Tuscan light
• Discussions of Tuscan cuisine with our chef.

After excursions or painting on location, we’ll return each evening to relax in our 1,000 year old monastery to enjoy the surroundings, have a glass of wine and an informal critique of the day’s work. Then we will move to the dining room (the authentic refectory where the monks used to assemble) to enjoy our local chef’s authentic, home-made Tuscan meal, recapping the day’s adventure with good company.

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June 13–17, 2016Project Thumbnails_Miranda_XII

Portrait Painting Workshop in NYC

This all-day all-week workshop is designed to help the student learn the finer points of this time-honored art form.

All the stages of the portrait painting process will be examined from the under-painting to the completed portrait. Students will develop a good foundation for capturing likeness by studying the underlying structure of the skull and features of the face. We will explore the effects of light on skin, mixing flesh tones and application and rendering techniques. All level of students welcome. | Presented by The Art Students League of New York | To register, see the registrar in the Art Students League office, or call 212-247-4510 ext. 0 | To learn more about Art Students League, visit www.theartstudentsleague.org

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August 1–5, 2016Project Thumbnails_Jenne_I

Portrait Drawing Workshop in NYC

Throughout the history of western art, portrait drawing has remained a vital artistic practice. Artists such as Michelangelo, Holbein, Van Dyck, and Ingres have explored this motif. These works speak to us because they are immediate, direct and honest. This workshop focuses on the methods and tools needed to draw a portrait with accuracy and feeling.

Students learn to capture the likeness and unique personality of the sitter by carefully observing the subtleties of the human face. Composition, perspective, proportions and the effects of light and dark will be explored. Emphasis will be placed on an in-depth investigation of the underlying structure of the head, skull and facial features. There will be a weeklong pose and each day the class will be augmented by lectures and demonstrations. | Presented by The Art Students League of New York | To register, see the registrar in the Art Students League office, or call 212-247-4510 ext. 0 | To learn more about Art Students League, visit www.theartstudentsleague.org

To download complete workshop flyer, click here.