Iliya Mirochnik and Sean Forrester: From Idea to Image – Pictorial Compositionby Matthew Innis |
July 10 – 14 (Limit 10 students)
5 Days 9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch)
Instructors: Iliya Mirochnik and Sean Forrester
“The fame of the painter and of his art is found in the following—the composition…”
– Leon Battista Alberti
Composition is the study of visual language. For an artist to communicate his or her ideas, familiarity with composition is indispensable. In this workshop, participants will explore the principles of line, value, and color through lectures and practical assignments. The course will study the paintings of the masters and apply the lessons learned through drawings and sketches, exploring the genres of still-life and multi-figure composition. This class is excellent for intermediate and advanced artists, but beginners are welcome.
The workshop will include lectures, in class critiques, and drawing or painting from the live models. There will be homework for each class: composition exercises based on 19th century examples. Every student will receive ample one -on- one time with the instructor. Whatever you skill level, now is the time to explore this fascinating subject.
Day 1 – Morning Intro Lecture Iliya and Sean (with Q&A) Afternoon (Value Lecture) Still life exercise in line, and value
Day 2- Morning Color lecture- Limited vs. Prismatic Palette, Harmony (analagous, triads, etc), color and emotion. Afternoon Still life studies in color based on color schemes from the masters)
Day 3- Morning Line and Design, Master Copies(Discuss in Class what students did at home) Afternoon 2 models with line and value
Day 4- Morning Narrative Painting Lecture, Personal color choices of various masters Afternoon 2 models in costume in color
Day 5- Morning Composition in 20th century Art, 2 models either color or value Afternoon Continue with models. Finish with final critiques