Drawing, painting and mixed media course with Daniela Zekina (Figurative or Abstract)
Thursday, 1 PM to 4PM - Ongoing course, start anytime!
This unique course offers students the opportunity to learn drawing, painting or mixed media in a pace adapted to their needs. Each student works on a personal project of their choice (drawing, painting or mixed media) and is guided by Daniela who has extensive experience in fine arts and illustrations.
You can go from one medium to another and open your horizons while deepening the elements of the discipline that interest you.
For beginners, we recommend starting with some drawing lessons to gain more confidence and move on to painting or mixed media afterwards.
Depending on your goals, you will explore the processes of creation in figurative or abstract styles.
Students will develop their ability to work with still lifes or using photographic references.
We will discuss the different drawing materials and we will use a variety of techniques and tools to develop your perception of shapes, proportions and values. Most techniques are applicable to charcoal drawing or graphite drawing.
Students will follow a personal path and will choose, in collaboration with the professor, the topics that interest them in order to structure their development while enjoying the process.
The student will learn how to manage the stages of the realization of a figurative or abstract painting by exploring the languages and the various classical and contemporary techniques.
You will have the choice to develop a personal project using photographic references, to copy a painting of a Master, or to make a still life on the spot.
We will use a variety of techniques and tools to develop your perception of the shapes, proportions, values and colors that are the foundation of painting. Most techniques are applicable to oil and acrylic paints.
3- MIXED TECHNIQUES
You will be able to familiarize yourself with the various stages of the creation on work in mixed techniques on paper or on canvas with a choice between a figurative or abstract composition.
3a MIXED TECHNIQUES (DRAWING)
During the realization of your work in mixed techniques, we will explore the process of creation in black and white or color techniques. Daniela will explain the particular technical requirements and choices of the medium (graphite pencils, India ink, gouache, colored pencils, watercolor ...) and the choice of paper.
- Concept of the line in the drawing.
- Exploration of languages and various hatching techniques.
- Organizing the steps of the realization of your work in black and white or in color.
3b- MIXED TECHNIQUES (PAINTING)
- Explanations of the specific technical requirements. Choice of the medium (acrylic, gouache, watercolor, etc).
- Concept and structure of the composition.
- Choice of different materials for the creation of textures (collage paper, metallic threads or metallic powders ...)
Drawing paper of at least 12 "x 16", drawing pencils (at least HB pencil), eraser (preferably malleable), ruler
Painting: titanium white, the three primary (blue, yellow and red), 12x16 paper palette, some brushes, two spatulas, canvas or primed panel, a small mirror, paper towels or rags. For oil painting, also bring: linseed oil, odorless solvent, small containers for oil and solvent. For acrylic, bring retarder medium.
MIXED TECHNIQUES (DRAWING)
Canson paper (white and colored), paper holder, black and white gouache, colored pencils, adhesive tape, watercolor brushes N: 1, N: 0, N: 0.2, N: 0.3, N: 6, feather , India ink, graphite pencil H, Hb, 2B, 4B
MIXED TECHNIQUES (PAINT)
In acrylic paint:
Acrylic, canvas or wooden board, Acrylic brushes, different materials for the creation of textures (collage paper, metallic threads or metal powders ...).
In gouache paint:
Canson paper (white and colored), support for paper, gouache, adhesive tape, watercolor brushes, different materials for the creation of textures (collage paper, metallic or textile threads, metallic powders ...).
In watercolor painting:
Watercolor paper, paper holder (board), watercolor, adhesive tape, watercolor brushes, different materials for the creation of textures (collage paper, metallic or textile threads, metallic powders ...).
Painter and illustrator: Works and artistic approach