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2 Day Workshop (Jan 19-20, 2019) – The West Hartford Art League – Natural Wonders

January 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The West Hartford Art League

Date : Saturday, January 19 – 20, 2019

Time : 9:00 AM-4:00 PM EDT on Sunday and Saturday

Room :Upper Schoolhouse (Brick Building)

Level : Beginner to Advanced –

Member Tuition: $275.00 and Non-Member$295.00

37 Buena Vista Rd. West Hartford, CT 06107 | (860) 231-8091

Program Description :

First Day: Nature Up Close
In the 1500s Albrecht Durer turned a concave mirror on small piece of turf to create a grasshopper’s point of view. We will explore intimate points of view on nature. Learn to how to combine close-ups with far distant vision. We explore in and out-of-focus effects, sunbeams, directed sunlight, solar atmospheric effects, translucent water in sunlight, shallow depth-of-field effects, sparkle effects and intimate chiaroscuro effects in variety of close-ups. Your instructor will demonstrate new tools such as how heat guns and hair dryers effect moving paint, the uses of varieties of squeegees, rubber brayers, faux painting tools, and of course, your fingers and brushes, using oils and, include watercolors and acrylics in mixed media. Your instructor will work individually with participating artists.Second Day: Windswept: Luminosity and Motion in the Landscape
Your instructor will demonstrate how to suggest motion, a windswept sensation in skies, trees, meadows, and on and under water. Your instructor will show you how to create a unified feeling of luminosity and movement within deep believable space. He will demonstrate the principles for perceiving deep space, the phenomena of relative motion, and the perception of the perspective of disappearance. This perspective of disappearance includes color recession, linear perspective, texture gradients, diminishing edge acuity, and locating infinity within painting. Your instructor will demonstrate how the psychology of perception can be used to create moving experiences. He will show you how past and contemporary masters created these illusions. The demonstrations will be in oils and include watercolor and acrylics in mixed media.


January 19
9:00 am - 4:00 pm
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West Hartford Art League
37 Buena Vista Rd. 
West Hartford, CT 06107
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(860) 231-8091