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ROME ART WORKSHOPS

FIGURE PAINTING AND THE INTIMATE NARRATIVE
SUMMER 2018 - SESSION 2 June 25- July 6


This is a unique opportunity to learn how to paint from both life and the photo reference!
 
During this 10-day workshop, we will paint from two live models posed in a staged “intimate narrative” setting, and photograph them in the pose for references. We’ll discuss the differences between painting from life and photo, the advantages/ disadvantages of both, and how to use both methods for creating strong a painting. You will learn a step-by-step method of painting from life, along with a specific method of painting from the photo reference that I use for my own work.
 
We will discuss elements in creating a strong visual narrative through compositional design, cropping, lighting and perspective. We will also cover elements in Photoshop and printing for stronger photo references. I will show you an organized method of mixing a color palette, and various painting processes to encourage spontaneity while creating a visual narrative. The student will gain a clear understanding of color and tonal relationships while strengthening realistic figure proportions and anatomy. The goal is to create a painting that carries meaning and artistry, whether painting from life or photo.
 
The Rome Art Workshops are located in the historic center of Rome beside the famed Campo de’Fiore. Along with inspiring class lectures and in class painting, we will have opportunities to tour Rome’s great works of art in the museums, piazzas, churches and galleries. All levels are welcomed!
 
For more information and to register:
https://www.romeartworkshops.com/workshops/figure-painting-and-intimate-narrative/

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York Fine Arts

FIGURE PAINTING AND PHOTO REFERENCE
INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLE DOLL

Date: 6/13 and 6/15/18 (Wednesday, Thursday and Friday)
Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm | $ 500
Studio Location: York Fine Arts 350 Grove St., Bridgewater NJ 08807
Contact TingTing at (908) 392-0998 or yorkartstudio@gmail.com

This workshop will focus on a specific method of painting the figure from the photo reference. I will offer hands on instruction beginning with creating good color photo references and compositions.  I will demonstrate gridding the image and the imprimatura painting method to create the first layer.  We will discuss how to mix an organized full color oil palette and then translate the photo into a realistic oil painting. The student will gain a clear understanding of color and tonal relationships while strengthening realistic figure proportions and anatomy. The ultimate goal is to create an oil painting that carries meaning and artistry beyond the photo reference. All levels are welcomed.

For more information and to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1xcxSbRUofM9cdT2sREtgryTtUrUX5tylmrqqgYfdkOw/viewform?edit_requested=true

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Private Art Lessons

Small Group Private Lessons

Monday’s 10:30am- 4:30pm

I offer small group private lessons from my studio in Hoboken. The lessons are designed to offer each student personal, one-on-one training as they work on their own specific painting or drawing project. Limit 6 students. Three-hour minimum. Email me for details: michelle@michelledoll.com

Single Student Private Lessons

One-on-one private art lessons. Designed to give the student focused personal training as they work on their own specific projects. Email me for details: michelle@michelledoll.com