9am-5 pm EST | in person @ Townsend Atelier
Instructor: Peter Van Dyck
oil, acrylic, gouache, or pastels can be used
We are excited to have Peter back to Chattanooga! If you have not taken a class from him, now is the time!
This workshop will help students to develop the mindset and skill-set required to make compelling interior paintings from observation without having to manipulate or set up a subject. We will work through the process of making sketches, color-studies and a painting using the interior of the studio building as our subject. If you have not been to Townsend Atelier, there are loads of inspiring and interesting spaces in our studio to paint. The goal will be to merge two different ways of organizing and depicting space in a painting: one will be through drawing the 3-dimensional, volumetric quality of the space; the other will be through finding color relationships to express the movement of light through space. The major topics of the course will be simplifying overwhelming complexity, creating space through drawing and color, creating a sense of light through color/value interpretation and understanding the interaction between 3-dimensional description and 2-dimensional design. Experience in basic observational drawing as well as with oil and/or acrylic paint will be helpful.
You can use, oil paint, acrylic paint, gouache or pastel. Everything important that we will be talking about will apply across any of these media. However, I have the most experience working with oil, some experience with acrylic, very little experience with gouache and no experience with pastel so take that into account when choosing your medium.
There will be a one hour lunch break each day. For those traveling from out of town, feel free to contact us if you need accommodation recommendations and we will be happy to help.
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About the Instructor:
I am a painter, draftsman and general life-enthusiast living part-time in Philadelphia, PA and part-time in Elba, AL. My primary practice is the making of oil paintings but I also make drawings, do home improvement projects of dubious quality and contemplate the nature of existence to the irritation of my family and friends. I also devote a significant portion of my time to teaching painting and drawing.
We are unable to issue refunds or exchanges for visiting artist workshops unless the workshop is cancelled by Townsend Atelier, or if we are able to fill the cancelled spot with someone on our waiting list.