Here’s a wonderful Old Master copy created by one of the students here at the studio. It’s a copy of a drawing by 18th century French artist Jean-Baptiste Greuze. Creating copies of works by great artists is an excellent way to learn.
Here we have a work of art by a student here at the studio focusing on a young girl practising ballet in an interesting lighting situation. The painting does a really great job of conveying a sense of bright sunlight bathing an interior space from the outside.
The above drawing done here at the studio is a wonderful example of a well drawn face created by a talented aspiring artist. I always tell my students that in learning portraiture, the primary goal of the novice should be to make their picture look plausibly human, which of course hinges on getting proportions correct.
Painting flowers can be an incredibly challenging visual problem to solve for a painter. They exhibit such delicacy and a mix of subtle and saturated colour, that capturing their essence can be elusive.
This wonderful painting was completed by a student here at the studio. It’s a detail of a painting created by 15th century Flemish master Jan van Eyck. The work was created using the same methods used so many centuries ago, that of glazing the colours onto the surface of the work.
Here are two lovely examples of pastel drawings done by students here at the studio. Pastels offer a chance for people to begin working with colour without using paint.
Here’s a great example of a student work done from observation here at the studio. The lighting on the cast is quite intriguing in that the features of the face are enveloped in shadow, lending an air of mystery to the representation of the face.
Here is a wonderful cast drawing done by a student here at the studio. Created from direct observation, it’s an impressive study of a complex set of three dimensional relationships.
Here at the studio, although most classes are for adults, we do have younger student learners from 11 years old and up. Above is a self-portrait by a talented young student who has gone through our core curriculum. It’s a great job for someone so young!
The above is a work completed by a student here at the studio. Done from observation, it is an excellent example of linear precision and careful consideration of proportions, alignment, and tonal mapping. This sculpture is one of the most challenging works to draw here at the studio since there are so many complicated facets …