Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Gregory Mortenson workshop in Utah

GCA alum Gregory Mortenson will be teaching two workshops in January at the St. George Art Center. Here are the details:

Where:  St. George Community Art Center 86 South Main Street St. George, UT 84770

When:   January 17-21st And/or January 23-27th

Cost:  $475 per week

  email   greg@gregorymortenson.com
                phone  435 232 1481

Follow this link and use the following call numbers for sign up:
Portrait drawing # 61059
Portrait oil painting #61060
Class description:   In these courses, the methods taught at the Water Street Atelier and Grand Central Academy of art will be explored.  Students will be exposed to the entire process of drawing and painting a portrait from a single pose lasting ten days. The classes will include a full demonstration of techniques and concepts. The first week will consist of drawing on paper to establish accurate shapes, proportions, likeness and structure in a linear mode. When complete the drawing will be transferred to oil primed linen for painting, beginning with a monochrome wipeout to establish the overall light effect. The remainder of the class will progress carefully and rationally, applying paint incrementally through an understanding of the effects of light on form and creating this illusion of volume using values. This procedure will include lengthy discussions on the physical events that cause particular hue, value and chroma properties. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome.

Greg also teaches a portrait drawing and painting class at the GCA in New York City every saturday. Follow this link for more information

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