Composition and Color Theory - Developing Moods, Narrative, and Abstraction in Art
FOUNDATIONS | COMPOSITION & COLOUR THEORY with Jason Manley & Terry Brown
This comprehensive class features lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and personal feedback. Students will gain an understanding of the history and development of composition over time, and across cultures. Students will be given thought provoking and inspiring assignments and will receive direct feedback, whether they are taking the class live, or On Demand (though you have to turn your homework in to get that!).
Students attending will learn the following necessary information:
• The Principles of Design
• Spacial Theory
• Tonal Pattern
• Linear Design
• Hue & Saturation
• Color Movement
• Narrative & Cultural Color
• Mood & Emotion
• Composition History
Please note schedule changes
When: July 12 through December 10 2010. (classes start soon and will fill up, so sign up now!)
What day/time? Monday and Wednesdays 10AM-11:30AM CDT (Austin Time)
Where: Right at your computer as long as you have at least a decent wi-fi connection. You can also study in the Austin, SF, Kansas City or Richmond POD's in person (studio fees apply so inquire with us if you want to study in person).
How Much: See below!
Can I get an enrollment package and sign up? Yes absolutely - email us now. infoATtheartdeparmtent.org and Scott will help you personally.
These elements are required foundations for all future artwork created by TAD students. Armed with this knowledge, students will be able to identify what is wrong with their own work, and will strengthen their ability to create cohesive and unified images. This essential class cultivates an artist's ability to create images which contain purposeful moods and helps to give emotional impact to their works from imagination, reference and life.
With a full body of compositional theory compiled over years of studying with renown painters, illustrators, and entertainment developers and a decade of research and work by Jason Manley, TAD students will see rapid improvement in their works during and after this valuable class.
About Jason Manley (me): Jason is the founder of ConceptArt.Org, the leading entertainment art studio Massive Black Inc. and the President of The Art Department. In his career Jason worked as a concept artist, lead artist, art director, and executive. His clients have included Activision, id software, Sony, Blizzard, EA and 170 other renown creative firms. Jason is an alumni of the Illustration Academy and the creator of the International Art and Design Workshops where he has taught composition to more than 8000 students and 400 companies from around the world.
About Terry Brown: For 25 years Terry Brown was the Director of the Society of Illustrators in NYC. Terry has since gone on to Direct at the Norman Rockwell Museum and is of the most respected leaders in the fields of art and illustration anywhere. Terry will be presenting a very deep database of illustrations from the entire history of illustration and his knowledge of that body of work will inspire and inform.
All classes are available On Demand hours a day and Live, this means you can attend even if you live in the farthest time zones or have work during the Live class times. On Demand students will have the opportunity to get direct input from their faculty and professional reviewers as if they were right there with you and Live attendees can speak and interact directly with their instructors.
All other questions should be directed to infoATtheartdepartment.org
Graphite and sketchbook
Charcoal supplies (alphacolour, conte 2b, vine and charcoal paper, kneaded erasers, white rubber erasers, blades, shammy, soft cloth/rag )
Laptop/photoshop or painter
We are here to help you and are thankful for your interest in getting a great education. This is exactly the kind of information that students are not getting in art school, but should be and you will get your questions answered and all the information required to see results. Your work will improve. Your portfolio will improve. You will get the inspiration, and art knowledge you need.
We look forward to working with you. See you in class.
The Art Department
Below are some images from my previous composition classes. There are hundreds of images and reproductions that will be utilized, many that have not been published on the internet and we will also have additional guest artists, demonstrations in both digital and traditional media, and will look at a variety of entertainment design, illustration, and fine art images. See you soon.
Graydon Parrish - Art Department Instructor Addition
The Art Department welcomes world class artist and the foremost expert on Munsell Color Theory, Graydon Parrish to TAD. Graydon is also an expert on the art of William Bouguereau and Jean Leon Gerome. He will begin with TAD this semester with lectures and presentations in Color Theory and Composition and will assisting in Light and Form as well. We will be doing a live streaming class this coming fall as well. Graydon's bio and images are below. I grabbed a hand full off the net and he is sending me some others to share with you all. I can tell you from first hand experience that he is the single most knowledge-able color theorist I have ever crossed paths with.
With Graydon joining us, the Austin POD can a central hub of color study in art education as we go and we are very lucky to have him assisting us with the teaching of TAD students in these classes. Without further comment, here are the pics and info you need to see.
Early in life Graydon Parrish realized that he wanted to be an artist, and while a senior in high school, he was one of the few students accepted to the Dallas Arts Magnet school. Yearning to paint artworks inspired by the classical past, it was not long before Parrish was studying in the New York atelier of Michael Aviano and later the Richard Lack Atelier in Minneapolis: both considered exemplars of classical art. Today, Parrish's work can be found in the New Britain Museum of American Art, Tyler Museum of Art, Mead Art Museum and private collections throughout the United States and Europe.
But it was never an easy road for Parrish—as it is for few artists working in classic principles of art. “Training for representational painting, which includes both realism and classicism, was nearly nonexistent when I was an art student,” says Parrish. “There were few options so it was all the more miraculous that I found Michael Aviano, who not only trained painters but was a master of classical painting in his own right, doggedly preserving a vital tradition. "
It is not only his near-fanatic study of technique that separates him from other classical artists, but also his deep understanding of the art-historical periods in which his favorite artists such as William Bouguereau lived. For instance, Parrish worked for many months as an art-historical researcher for the forthcoming William Bouguereau Catalog Raisonné and for years on the Jean-Léon Gérôme Catalog Raisonné. Most recently, he worked under Art Historian Gerald Ackerman as a research assistant and editor of the recently published Charles Barque Drawing Course, a complete course dedicated to nineteenth-century Academic drawing practice written by two of the French Academy’s greatest advocates: Charles Barque and Jean-Léon Gérôme.
In each of these incredible research opportunities, Parrish not only studied the artist’s technique through their own original drawings and paintings, but also the history of their times, including: business practices, philosophies of art, criticism, biographical information, and how they were received by their contemporaries.
As Parrish notes: "Only through the most arduous study can one create art. Each picture I paint is based on thorough research in the science of light, form, and technique as well as the study of the old masters—and their history. My education, therefore, has been idiosyncratic. Unable to find complete training available to the old masters, I have orchestrated my own program of learning, combining quality academics with the guidance of present-day old masters.”
Welcome to TAD Graydon. It is an honor.
Check out his site and twitter for more info.
http://twitter.com/bargue is his Twitter if you would like to follow his