Design Boot Camp

Doug Diehl
Susan Diehl
Course Meets
11/27/2018 - 11/30/2018 9:00AM - 4:00PM on Tue Wed Thu Fri
$520/ 4 days
Studio Support Donation
About Studio Support Donation
By fundraising the School underwrites each adult student on average of $200 per workshop. We rely on the generosity of our donors to help support the School and many have done so by paying it as a donation. Thank you for your generosity. When you sign up for a workshop, there are two fields listed. The “Tuition Price” alone or an added donation: “Studio Support Donation.” “Studio Support Donation” is a tax-deductible donation to the School.
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All levels
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Diehl-Design Boot Camp (Nov.-Dec)

Robert Henri said “a good painting is a remarkable feat of organization.” Get ready to hunker down and explore the first and foremost demand of picture making – good design. Composition is not simply being able to fit the subject matter on the canvas. Good composition is creating a beautiful and dynamic visual statement through the adaptation of an intentional plan – a coordination of parts to produce a harmonious whole. Intent and purpose trumps all in the planning of a painting. The students will be seated at tables and will work on a series of exercises with a variety of mediums. Students will go on an exploration of all the principles of design: proportion, dominance, subordination, movement, creating emphasis, and space, all as a means to an end. Students will exploit the elements of art: value, line, texture, shape and color in their search for a UNITY OF EFFECT. Students will also come to understand that the viewer can only infer the intent of the painter from the evidence displayed in the design of the painting. Buckle up and get ready for a fast-paced ride through a land of creative and artistic invention.