Art Spark Texas presents People, Places, and Things Workshop

Art Spark Texas presents People, Places, and Things Workshop

By Jerry Slayton

Storytelling is a uniquely human invention that has allowed us to share our life stories with others for thousands of years. This Fall, Art Spark Texas is inviting you to create and share your stories through visual art!People, Places, and Things Art Workshop title graphic in the center. Watercolor portrait of Maya Angelou on the left. Vibrant watercolor landscape painting on the right.

Our “People, Places and Things” workshop will explore how to paint and draw the people, places, and things that are near and dear to you. We will use our personal stories and experiences as the inspiration for these pictures. We’ll begin by learning the foundational techniques of portraiture, landscape, and still life, and then create a series that explores your personal narrative.

Detailed illustration of the 5 stages in drawing the human face.People

The human face, or portrait, has been a favorite subject of artwork throughout history. The portrait can express a likeness, show emotion, and allow the viewer a deeper insight into the person. In this workshop, we will learn the basics of creating the human face. Learning these basics will provide you with a better understanding of facial proportion and allow you to create more lifelike portraits.

Detailed illustration of the 4 stages in drawing a landscape.

Places

The landscape has been the most popular subject of artwork throughout history. A landscape can express the raw beauty of nature, the vast expanse of the sky, and include specific details such as people, houses, or towns. In this workshop, we will learn the basics of creating a landscape. Learning these basics will provide you with a better understanding of scale and perspective.

Detailed illustration of the 6 stages in drawing a still-life.

Things

Still life painting originated during the time of ancient Rome, but became most popular in 16th century Europe. The paintings usually depicted common objects, such as flowers, food, and vases. These objects had religious and social meaning for the people of their time. They were not just random objects, but rather they were symbols which told a story to the viewer. In this workshop, we will learn how to compose a dynamic still life and use relative scale to size our objects. Learning these skills will build your confidence and allow you to draw and paint objects from life more accurately.

This class is for artists of all levels and will provide you with the fundamentals to create realistic pictures of people, the landscape, and a variety of objects. Please, join us this Fall, and tell your story!

Registration required click here to register. All registrants will receive zoom link information via email.

Questions? Contact Jerry at [email protected]

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