Creating Strong Figure Compositions from the Live Model Utilizing Abstraction Principles

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Michael Steirnagle
Course Meets
03/05/2018 - 03/08/2018 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Mon Tue Wed Thu
$495 + $50 model fee/ 4 days
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Skill Level
Intermediate to advanced
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Michael will instruct on the process of creating structurally sound paintings from a live model. The emphasis of the workshop will be placed on producing “finished” paintings by addressing the principles of abstract design and motifs.


Importance will also be placed on creating a strong sense of light and form utilizing  his approach to color and light theory. Michael will take students step-by-step through his process of setting up the model, analyzing shapes, creating a black and white compositional study, determining a color palette, and finally executing a well-designed vibrant figure painting.