Sawtooth School for Visual Art to host visiting artist Nicholas Raynolds to teach a two-day painting workshop, Oil Sketch from the Life Model, on Friday, May 19 and Saturday, May 20, 2017. Raynolds is a professional studio artist and instructor who works primarily in oils and has taught at The National Academy in NYC, The Art Students League in NYC, Gage Academy in Seattle WA, and Penland School of Crafts in NC.
“I invited Nicholas to teach a figurative painting workshop at Sawtooth because of his approach with the oil sketch. This method of teaching encourages the student to see the ‘big picture,’ when painting the figure which simplifies the subject, allowing for more concentration on color, light and design,” said Sawtooth Program Coordinator, Amy Jordan Kincaid.
About the class:
Oil Sketch from the Life Model
Instructor, Nicholas Raynolds
Friday, May 19 through Saturday, May 20, 2017 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Often used as a preliminary study, the oil sketch (or poster study) is a simplified interpretation of a subject. Using oils sketches, participants will explore compositional design and color relationships; the “Big Picture” of painting. By limiting our investigations to the large shapes and masses, and subordinating details, we can more easily examine issues of color, light and design as distinct from other aspects of picture making; particularly those associated with drawing. Practicing the Poster Study will provide the student with a practical, hands-on approach to understanding the essential elements of a subject. In both six-hour sessions participants will develop a new piece while working from the Life Model. Topics to be considered include composition, color analysis and theory, the tone and key of color relationships and paint handling. Various color palettes and technical issues regarding the painters’ materials will also be considered. This class is suitable for the beginning, intermediate and advanced student of oil painting.
The Sawtooth School is dedicated to ensuring access to art instruction to students of all ages, skills, physical abilities, and economic levels. Need-based scholarships are available to youth and adults each session to pay up to half the cost of class tuition. Please call 336-723-7395 for more information