May 5 & 6, 2017 (Friday & Saturday), 2 Sessions
10:30 am-5:30 pm both days
Instructor: Dylan Pierce
Class Fee $225.00 non-Members
$202.50 BRMAA Members
You will focus on bringing to life portraits using principles to create depth and realism. This is a step by step layering process with lots of demonstrations. You will also use a unique method of juxtaposing colors for lifelike skin tones and focus on principles which help emphasize the need or expression you wish to convey. One portrait will be focused on for both days. Another project includes making a chart demonstrating how color changes temperature as the planes of the face change from light to dark. Two other exercises will be demonstrated to show how the timing of watercolor works. As a student, the techniques you will learn are transparent layering, juxtaposing colors for beautiful skin tones and finding and losing particular edges to bring out realism and character. The instructor will show warm to cool color theory to add dimension and liveliness. There is a class list for this watercolor class.
REGISTER FOR CLASS BELOW
Call (706) 632-2144 for questions regarding this course and registration. Payment is required to register for BRMAA courses. You may pay via PayPal above, over the phone, or visit The Art Center located at 420 West Main Street, Blue Ridge, GA 30513 to pay in person. The Programming Coordinator is in the office from 10 am - 6pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Sunday
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
As long as I can remember, I have loved watercolor. I started painting when I was about eleven. The versatility and power of watercolors to convey emotion, and to communicate my vision to bring subjects to life, makes this my favorite method of painting! As I paint, I often think about God; how we are made in his image and reflect his creativity. The beauty of God’s varied wonders motivates me - everything that lives, crawls and breathes in our glorious world is inspiring - wildlife, plants, and people - especially children!
After studying with Chris DiDomizio , my painting became richer and more emotional - I felt a renewed joy in creating mood and meaning in my art. Chris’ teaching has continued to be a major influence on my work.
Several years ago, I went to Africa. That experience was so profound it continues to remain the visual inspiration for many of my paintings. Africa is so extraordinary with the most beautiful, and astonishing variety of wildlife on earth. Animals I never thought I would see, was thrilling! Yet, meeting the people of Africa deeply affected me.