***Thur.-Mon., July 19th-23r 10am-5pm***
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Dan Thompson’s well-received Drawing and Painting workshop’s held here at L.A.A.F.A in the past have brought our students in Los Angeles closer to the drawing and painting methods used for centuries in an Academic setting. We are bringing him back to L.A again this time for a workshop in drawing and painting the figure. Focusing on three crucial principles of drawing and painting, this workshop will approach them from the angle of the figure, even though they are applicable in other situations. The first is how to see, paint, and design the two-dimensional shapes of the figure, in the form of a Block-In. This will necessitate many vigorous starts, with short, dynamic poses. Secondly, the issue of color will be discussed and then organized in additional short posed, Light Key studies, to convey the relationship of colors to their overall lighting conditions. Finally, when longer poses can be organized, one will be challenged to combine the logic of the previous exercises, building up to modeling in color, with the shapes as the initial guide. It is at this point that structure can be emphasized and discussed, along with relevant anatomical knowledge. The final paintings should serve as study aids, for future reference.