Against the Red is a 18x14 oil done from life by Shirley Fachilla.
On September 12th, I’m doing a first. I’m teaching a one-day workshop on the figure. The day will be very focused. We will be working to bring fluidity and gesture to the painted figure. We have a great studio lined up and a lovely model for the day.
I’ve been thinking of on-point exercises and looking for resources to list and illuminating quotes to use in the hand-outs. And I’m remembering some of great workshops that I’ve attended, those given by Carolyn Anderson, Peggi Kroll Roberts and Dawn Whitelaw. I hope to structure this day to reflect what I found most helpful during those sessions.
My day is only one of 14 day-long workshops offered by the Chestnuts during a two week teaching extravaganza. All instructors have volunteered their time so each and every workshop is very affordable.
During the two weeks, participants can learn color from Dawn Whitelaw, values from Kevin Menck, perspective from Gayle Levee; and this is only a small part of what’s available. Here's a link http://chestnutgroup.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/PYHO-20131.pdfto the entire program. It’s a fun read, and I think it promises to be even more fun to attend whether you come for one or 14!
Oh yes, a chunk of workshop proceeds will be given to Chestnut partners that also work to preserve the natural and historic glories of Middle Tennessee.