The Value of Value
Number of sessions: 1, 3.0 hours each
Course Fee: $50 (Gold Member Fee: $40)
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
- You will be working from reference photos. Using good quality materials makes the learning process easier
- .1. 4 or 5 reference photographs -each photograph should be printed in grayscale. Select reference photographs that have definite patterns of light and dark. You can use your tablets or iPads for color photographs.
- 2.Your phone if it has a camera
- 3.Black magic marker
- 4.Value scale
- 5.Color wheel
- 6.Graphite pencils
- 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
- This Class is HIGHLY recommended for artists of ALL mediums including Judy's upcoming Pastel Class