Figure Drawing on Toned Paper

Juliette Aristides

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Juliette Aristides

Workshop Description

November 4-5
Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 – 4:30 pm
Fee: $310

Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
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Explore the atmospheric use of tone in this two-day figure-drawing immersion. You create two kinds of work: a reductive drawing where you apply the charcoal first and remove the tone to reveal a strong value pattern. Next you draw on toned paper with white, where the charcoal or pencil is built up gradually to create form. Strong management of values in a composition is responsible for much of the power and visual impact of a work of art. Using the figure model as your subject, you will focus on structural drawing, gesture, and understanding the building blocks of tonal drawing.

About the Instructor

Juliette Aristides is a Seattle-based painter who seeks to understand and convey the human spirit through art. Founder and instructor of the Aristides Atelier at the Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA, she teaches workshops both nationally and internationally. She the author of The Classical Drawing Atelier, The Classical Painting Atelier, Lessons in Classical Drawing, and the upcoming Lessons in Classical Painting published by Watson-Guptill, NY and a frequent contributor to Artist’s Magazine. Aristides’ work has been featured in magazines such as Art Connoisseur, American Art Collector, American Artist, and Gulf Connoisseur Magazine. She exhibits in one-person and group shows nationally.

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