FOUNDATIONS | FUNDAMENTALS OF LIGHT AND FORM with Dorian Iten and Guest Artists (Jason Manley and more... )
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Fundamentals of Light and Form:
Light and form are two of the key components for communication in Art. Understanding these principles will allow you to control lighting from imagination, improve how you use photographic reference, and allow you to better communicate ideas, mood, and narrative.
This class first gives you an overview of the basic concepts of seeing and drawing and then dives deeply into the principles that allow us to create the illusion of three dimensions on a flat surface - from life and from imagination.
Built on the rich history of training in representational drawing and painting (Italian, French and Russian schools), the class is filled with highly focused assignments to help you build a solid foundation.
We will work hard and smart. See this as Shaolin Art Bootcamp.
This class contains lectures, presentations, demonstrations, and personal feedback. Students interact directly with faculty to improve their foundational skills.
Assignments are done in graphite pencil and digitally in Adobe Photoshop.
About Dorian Iten:
Dorian is a graduate of the prestigious Angel Academy of Art in Florence Italy. He has deeply immersed himself in the study of drawing and painting and has learned from major artists around the world including Michael John Angel, James Gurney, Marshall Vandruff and many more. He is an accomplished draftsman and painter from life. He has marked skills in rendering forms, understanding complex visual conditions and has a strong interest in traditional media as well as digital tools. Dorian might well have the most sensitive eye in the entire TAD program. We are very lucky to have him with us.
(the black and whites are charcoal drawings to put it in perspective as far as who you are learning from)
[B]When?[B] February 7 - June 17 2011
What day/time? Mondays and Wednesdays 2PM to 5PM 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, 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 forms and lighting conditions.
All classes are available On Demand 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 pencils, a few of each: 2H, HB, 2B
- alphacolour char-kole
- conte 2b
- vine charcoal
- high quality charcoal paper
- kneaded erasers
- white rubber erasers
- solid box cutter (to sharpen pencils)
- drawing board
- Laptop and Adobe Photoshop/Corel Painter 11
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