Saturday, August 6, 2011

Workshop at Tucson: The Legacy of Russian Academic Tradition and Integration Approach to Figure, From Form to Color through Value.

Join Alexey Steele, an internationally acclaimed award-winning artist and a Signature Member of California Art Club, as he will share his approach on working with figure based on his legacy of the Russian Academic Tradition.

February 9 - 11, 2012
Tucson Art Academy

Tucson, Arizona

Overview: The Object of the workshop is to introduce the participants to Alexey Steele’s approach to painting a figure, based on his legacy of Russian Academic Tradition. Alexey will focus on his approach to working with live model as part of his execution of multi-figure composition as well as describe a vital in his view integrated relationship of Form, Tone and Color essential in a successful execution of any painting and particularly figure. It shall encourage participants to study these three elements in depth after participation in the workshop.

There are a substantially diverse number of wonderful approaches to conveying life-like visual image shared through various workshops, books and systems by some remarkable artists of our time. Some of them perceived as radically different from one another, yet in fact outside “techniques” they all convey same core principles. Those “integrating” principles behind various individual approaches will be the main theme of the workshop.
The central principle this workshop is intended to demonstrate and to train its participants in - is the key function of Value in connecting Form to Color.
First day is drawing all day, highlighting the importance of a drawing – from laying in the forms to values. Second day – same pose into painting, demonstrating the direct connection of core perceptions from drawing to painting and from Form to Color through Value. Demo of drawing and painting with critique.

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