Understanding Tone & Value Through Old Masters

Instructor: Luis Alvarez Roure
Description: This 4-day workshop begins Wednesday, August 21 from 3 - 7pm; Thursday - Saturday sessions meet 9:30am - 5:30pm. Draw and paint like the Old Masters! The first two days of this four-day workshop will be spent working in graphite and white conté on toned paper using hi-resolution images of masterworks. Focus will be on proportions, and the tonal/value relationship. The final two days will be spent creating a copy in oils of a desired masterwork, chosen by the student and teacher. Students should bring the following supplies: DRAWING MATERIALS - Strathmore 400 series (Toned Gray) - Mechanical pencil 0.5 B - General's Charcoal (Medium) - Kneaded Eraser - Blending stumps - Alvin break-off Blade Knife PAINTING MATERIALS - **OIL COLORS: Raw umber, Burnt Siena, Crimson Lake Deep Extra, Permanent Rose, Cadmium Red Deep, Cadmium Red Medium, Cadmium Orange, Raw Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Green Pale, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Violet (Van Gogh), Dioxazine Purple, Ivory Black, Flake White, Titanium White **These colors are listed in the order they appear on the palette from left to right. Instructor strongly recommends the following oil color brands: Gamblin, Old Holland, Winsor & Newton, Grumbacher, Rembrandt, and Van Gogh. - BRUSHES: Bristles - Round #0, 1, and 2 Filbert #2, 3, 4, 10, and 12 Synthetic Sable - Bright #4 and #6 Instructor recommends Silver Brush (long hair) - CANVAS: Ampersand Gesso Board 16x20" or larger and Cotton or Linen 16x20" or 20x24" - MEDIUM: Walnut or Linseed Oil - SOLVENT: Lavender Spike Oil Essence - CLEANING MATERIALS: Gamsol (OMS), BJ Brush Cleaner and Preserver
Dates: August 21-August 24
Day: Wednesday - Saturday
Number of Sessions: 4
Age: 16 and older
Cost: $350 ($325 member)