Sunday, March 1, 2009

new portrait class

Introducing a 4-hour, short pose portrait class!

Tuesdays, starting in March
5:30 - 9:30pm

Instructor: Josh LaRock

Red Sweater
Sara by Josh LaRock

Short Pose Portrait Drawing and Painting
In this course, students will explore all the fundamentals of drawing and painting a portrait in one 4-hour session. We will focus on a fast and accurate block-in supplemented with a knowledge of the internal structure of the head to achieve a likeness and prepare for form modeling. Students will then work towards a clear understanding of the various phenomena of light on form and use hue, value and chroma to complete a fully rendered piece. Beginning to advanced painters are welcome.

About Josh LaRock:
Joshua LaRock (b. 1982) graduated in 2005 from the University of Colorado with a Bachelor of Science degree in Music Business. While working within the music industry, Joshua quickly found that the call to be an artist had become too compelling and began looking for traditional places of study. From 2006 to 2009 he studied classical drawing and painting at the Water Street Atelier under the instruction of Jacob Collins. While there he was also instructed by Travis Schlaht, Douglas Flynt, Camie Davis and Scott Waddell.

Joshua's work has been exhibited at Meredith Long & Company, Anderson Fine Art Gallery, and Atlanta Art Gallery. He has received a First Place Award in the Drawing Category of the Art Renewal Center's 2007 International Salon and a First Place Award in their 2008 Scholarship Competition.