Beginning Drawing with Philip Salamone
590 Water St, Prairie du Sac, WI 53578
Sat-Sun, May 20-21, 2023| 9am-4pm both days | Deadline to register: May 15 by 4pm
$250/person (see below for supplies to bring)
This workshop, aimed at people looking for a foundation in representational drawing, gives students the tools to strengthen their observational skills in order to make drawings that are convincing and true to life. Using a step-by-step process, discover a number of principles to help you see, interpret, and express the world around you. Demonstrations as well as personalized critiques guide you through each stage of the process. Topics to be covered include proportions/placements, measuring, shading, light phenomena, perspective, and edges. No prior experience is necessary.
Supplies to bring:
- Drawing Pad – Since we will be sitting at tables, you will want to choose a size that you can sit on your lap and lean on the edge of the table. Ideally something between 11 x 14” – 16 x 20”. Any paper works, so long as it’s not newsprint. I like Strathmore Series 400.
- Several drawing pencils – Anything works, but a variety is nice. I like HB, B, 2B
- Pencil sharpener or razor blade and sandpaper
- Kneaded eraser
- Small handheld mirror
- Large knitting needle, paintbrush, or bicycle spoke for comparative measuring
- OPTIONAL: Drawing board (or any board) that will accommodate your drawing pad. This is optional, but is nice to keep your pad from flexing and bending while working.
- Clips to clip paper to drawing board
- A few objects to draw. In this class we will have a number of exercises both from photography and from life. If you would like to work a little more from life, you will need a few items to draw. Anything works really, so long as it sits on a table. I’ve found that white objects on a dark cloth work well, since they produce clear, distinct shadows. Also, try to avoid anything with very reflective surfaces. Please have a number of items, so it’s a setup rather than just a single object.
About the Instructor: Philip Salamone
“I was born in Madison and raised in central Wisconsin. I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in Fine Arts and, seeking a classical understanding of painting from life, moved to New York to study at the Grand Central Atelier. After completing the three year program, in addition to study at the Art Students League, I returned to Madison to paint and to teach. In an effort to build a community, to learn from other artists, and to routinely practice painting from the figure, I rented a studio and started offering classes, workshops, and open studios. I now teach at both Madison College, and also at my school, the Atwood Atelier.”