22FALL Painting the Human Eye Workshop MON,THR,FRI 6:00PM (09/26-09/30)

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Instructor: Belinda Flores-Shinshillas / Sept 26, Sept 29, Sept 30 / Monday, Thursday, Friday / 6:00PM-9:00PM
Class Size: 5-8

Description:  The three day’s lessons in this workshop will cover the whole painting process, starting
from surface choice and preparation. Students will learn about the structure of the eye
from an artist’s perspective in a fun tutorial with handouts. The workshop will cover the
whole process of a direct painting approach method, from brush strokes of the first layer to
a final realistic painting of a human eye. Students will be provided with a photo reference
and in-depth instructions on how to paint way beyond the photo and create a vibrant
painting of an eye that looks realistic.

Workshop Specifics
This workshop will reframe how you approach painting an eye by giving you the tools you
need to take your painting to the next level. We will cover a number of key elements
• The Structure of the human eye from an artist’s perspective.
• How to transfer your reference to the painting surface.
• How the directions of your brushstrokes impact the realism you achieve within
your painting.
• How to identify basic skin tones in your photo reference.
• How to use texture and light to move beyond the flatness of a photo reference.
• Knowledge of common drawbacks and what to be careful about whether painting
from a photo reference.

Day one: Demo by instructor starting with transfer of reference, organization of color
palette. The instructor will show three stages of the same painting for students to know the
progression of the process.
Day two: Students will transfer their photo reference drawing into the painting surface and
under the guidance of instructor will start layering paint observing the different skin tones
in the photo reference.
Day three: Students will keep working on their painting focusing on how to create texture
and light with mediums and the movement of brushstrokes. At the end of this day students
will be able to finish their artwork at home.

Prerequisists: Prior experience in painting is suggested. 

Material list:
• Any surface for oil paint 6 x 8 in (Panels or stretch canvas)
• Round brushes (1, 2, 4 size)
• Filbert brushes (2, 4 size)
• Mop brush (1/4 size)
• Palette knife triangular small
• Any palette (grey glass is better)
• Paper Towels
• Walnut oil to clean brushes
• Glass Container (medium size)
• One Ballpoint pen and a Charcoal stick
• Oil colors: Burn Sienna, Yellow Ochre, Red Umber, Burnt Umber, Titanium White, Radiant Blue, Radiant Red, Naples Orange, Ultramarine Blue, Any Black, Sap Green, Alizarin Crimson, and Cadmium Yellow Light.
• Winsor & Newton Liquin Original (small)
• Walnut/Alkyd Medium (small)

Additional Details
Flores-Shinshillas, Belinda
Skill Level:
Registration Date:
August 29, 2022