Use Drawing Studies to Paint the Figure in Historic Interior
In the Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10003
November 2017 Workshop Celebrates the Club’s 100th Anniversary
After this 3-day workshop, you will not only feel emboldened to work anywhere you feel inspired—whether it is in a museum, a crowded bar or the halls of the Art Students League—you will also feel an expansion of your artistic boundaries.
In a 3-day workshop with renowned artist, Sherrie McGraw, students will work from drawings to develop their own painting compositions using costumed figures in an interior. Students will sketch in New York City’s oldest art institution, the Salmagundi Club, and then use these sketches to develop ideas for paintings.
Models will be posed in the parlor where the class will get compositional ideas for paintings. This workshop will prepare students for going out into the visually rich world to capture beauty that is often off limits to oil painting and other equipment-laden mediums. Students will do drawings that will serve as reference material for creating interior compositions. McGraw will show how sketches can record more meaningful information than photographs and develop the vital skill of visual memory. Students will experience the thrill of primarily using drawings and color sketches to produce their paintings.
This workshop will help students paint otherwise inaccessible subject matter from life. Students will approach inspirational ideas out in the world with confidence once they learn the power of sketching. Students will gain a heightened appreciation for drawing as a tool to capture artistic ideas.
About this 3-day workshop:
*Instruction ideal for students with some painting and drawing experience
*Sketch with any dry drawing medium in the parlor from live models
*Work in the lower gallery with your preferred medium (oil, watercolor, pastel, etc.) to develop ideas
*Receive personal critiques and demonstrations every day with an initial formal demo to get students started
*Free evening McGraw demo ($25 admission to public)
Enrollment will be limited.
Reserve your space now!
For more information and to sign up visit www.salmagundi.org or call 212-255-7740