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Gaining A New Perspective
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Gaining A New Perspective Wednesday, August 2, 9:00 AM  
Lisa Cheney $145  
This workshop is 6 hours.

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Student Level: Intermediate-Advanced
Type of Workshop: Process
Prerequisite: See description below ***
Workshop Category: Composition, Painting

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*** from above The processes learned can be applied at any level of artistic level, however a basic knowledge of drawing skills will be helpful, prerequisite for beginners is to have taken my Learning to See workshop.

While out sketching, an artist constantly runs into the question, "How do I translate my 3-dimensional world onto this 2-dimensional paper and make it look realistic?" The biggest challenge appears while sketching cityscapes or even a simple napkin, under a glass, sitting on a tabletop. Your artist's eye sees one thing, your brain tells you something else. Most of the time the outcome seems just a bit "off" in your drawing; angles seem a bit too wonky and objects appear to be falling off the table. Yes, this can be frustrating and discouraging especially when your goal is to draw realistically. The solution is learning the technique of Linear Perspective, which uses principles of math to realistically portray space and depth in art.

In this workshop you will learn and practice the principles of 1-Point Perspective, the slightly more advanced 2-Point Perspective, and the even more challenging and interesting Birds/Worms Eye View of 3-Point Perspective. After learning these techniques through guided exercises, we will spend quality time sketching from life, which will give your artist's eye a chance to realistically translate what it sees, just as the Renaissance masters did. Lastly, you will add a touch of watercolor to your sketches to create even more depth and interest.

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • Instruction booklet
  • Tracing paper
  • Practice paper
  • Cups for water

Student should bring:

  • A sketchbook with heavy enough paper to use watercolors on
  • Faber-Castell PITT artist pen (Fine or Medium) or Waterproof India ink pen (Pigma Micron pens)
  • 2-H or HB Pencil
  • Light Blue and Pink colored pencils
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Eraser
  • Basic watercolors and watercolor brush
  • (If music helps you make the shift from left-brain to right-brain, feel free to bring in your iPod)

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site store when you arrive at AU, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to:
call: 602-956-0189