Fridays, April 28th to June 2nd, 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Instructor is David Caesar.
Whether you want draw the family pet or have a wonderful idea for a wildlife painting, this class will provide helpful insight into the process of creating realistic renderings of our animal friends. Each class will start with a lesson on a certain subject (overall process and composition, capturing texture of fur and feather, light/shadow and atmospheric perspective, acrylic techniques and colour mixing, basic anatomy of four-legged animals, and bird anatomy), and we’ll look at some inspiring, under-appreciated masters in the field of wildlife art.
We’ll also discuss the practice of combining different reference sources to create unique and dramatic images, as well as capturing surrounding environments. While some photographs will be provided in class, students are encouraged to bring their own photographic reference, preferably printed, as well as their own materials, including a surface to work on, whether pastel paper, a sketchbook or a prepared masonite board. Any medium is welcome! Sink your claws into this exciting and informative challenge!
Materials: Students may use any medium. A sketchbook (9 x 12” or larger) is recommended though not necessary, as are the following: a 0.5 or 0.7 technical pencil with 2H or 3H leads, a kneadable eraser and a Factis 'click' eraser. A masonite board prepared with gesso and sanded is recommended over canvas. If you’re buying tubes of acrylic paint, consider: titanium white, phthalo blue, magenta, cadmium red pale hue or cadmium orange hue, primary yellow and mars black, though these are only suggestions. Synthetic brushes: flat 1/2”, 1” or 2” brushes are always useful. Premier Round sizes 4, 1, 5/0 or 10/0. Those using acrylic paint should bring a spray bottle with water, a plastic container to hold water and a cloth or rag. If using oil, please bring an odourless solvent, a rag, as well as a plastic bag with which to take oily rags home. Come prepared!
Please Note: Masks are required for this class.