Understanding Process and Material as a Beginner – The Art Students League

Understanding Process and Material as a Beginner

Yuka Imata

Workshop Description

March 19–23
Monday – Friday
9:00am–12:30pm
Fee: $450
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 10 students
Please request supply list

Many “painting problems” actually come from the drawing that is done to start a painting. In this workshop students will spend the first day of working on the fundamental elements of the drawing. They will review how to simplify the subject of the painting into light and shadow shapes, learn how to measure, and then translate it all onto paper. Also working from simple objects, how to create form by working with soft and hard edges will be introduced. Once the exercises are reviewed, the instructor will explain the essential oil painting materials to start a painting. On 2nd day, the instructor will explain the essential oil painting materials to start a painting. From 3rd day, a step-by-step approach will be introduced to oil painting starting with a demonstration by instructor, then the students will work from the model and lay out the paint. This class will provide confidence and the knowledge of how to start a painting. Open to beginner and intermediate.

About the Instructor

Yuka Imata earned her B.F.A. at Massachusetts College of Art and Design. She later studied at the Art Students League of New York winning the Xavier Gonzales and Ethel Edwards Grant to study in Spain and also and Phyllis Mason Grant. She has received awards from the Salmagundi and Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Clubs and was featured in American Artist and Plein Air Magazines. Her work has shown throughout the U.S. at the Chelsea Art Museum, National Arts Club, Cork Gallery at Lincoln Center and internationally in Florence, Tokyo, Yokohama and at the Museum of Kyoto, Japan. She is represented by The Good Gallery in Kent, Connecticut.

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