Course Syllabus

The Value of Value

Number of sessions: 1, 3.0 hours each
Course Fee: $50 (Gold Member Fee: $40)

Description:

Maximum: 12 Minimum: 6

It has been said that effective use of values is one of the most important tools for improving painting. Many artists can see and reproduce values to their satisfaction when representing a 3-dimensional object in a 2-dimensional format. But there is more to using value as a tool. Values can be used as an effective tool in designing and completing a painting, whether realistic or abstracted. This course will focus on seeing, reproducing and using value as a tool to create stronger compositional arrangements in a painting.

Goal: The goal for this course is to teach artists to identify major value shapes in a reference photograph and create a visual road map on which to begin their paintings.

This Course is HIGHLY recommended for artists of All mediums including Judy's upcoming Pastel Class

Materials:

Objectives:

  1. In this course the participant will:1.Identify the major light and dark value shapes in reference photographs.2.Create no-tans based on the light and dark value shapes and evaluate the no-tan design for a pleasing composition. 3.Using the no-tan as a guide, draw 3 different thumbnail sketches adjusting shapes and cropping for a pleasing composition4.Using a thumbnail sketch, do one color study in warm colors using colored pencils.5.Using the thumbnail sketch as a guide, do one color study in cool colors using colored pencils
  2. This Class is HIGHLY recommended for artists of ALL mediums including Judy's upcoming Pastel Class