Durham Arts Council
Class Detail

Landscape & Cityscape (Ages 16 & Up)

Location: DAC

Room: Anderson Powell

Sep 5-Oct 17, 2012

Meets 2:30 PM-5:00 PM
on Wed

Tuition: $135.00
Level: ALL

Status: This class is completed
Explore the landscape / cityscape to compose sketches and finished works in this part on-site part studio course. Through the study of compositional elements, spatial concerns, light, color, and creating mood, we’ll study how to find the essential elements of landscape / cityscape scenes. We’ll discuss and study how to approach on-site work as well as how to use sketches and photo references in the studio. Students may work in color or black and white with either drawing or painting materials. At the first class, we’ll discuss the different locations where we’ll meet throughout the session.
  • No Class September 19

Instructor -- Annette deFerrari
Annette deFerrari is a visual artist and illustrator. Her visual art encompasses both representational and non-representational works, has been exhibited throughout the eastern US, and is included in numerous private collections. She has illusrated science books for W.W. Norton & Co. and Princeton University Press. She received her training at PAFA. Samples of her work can be seen at annettedeferrari.net and deferraridesign.com. Her teaching philosophy is that each person has a unique way of perceiving the world and an individual voice to discover, and so she sees teaching as helping students develop skills along with finding their own creative paths.

Required supplies for this class:
  • It’s not necessary to spend a lot of money on supplies. If you have supplies you prefer to use, it’s ok to substitute. & feel free to bring any other materials that interest you. No oil paints, please.
  • sketch paper
  • a couple pieces of card stock or heavy paper & scissors to make viewfinders
  • drawing paper {at least 11 x 17}
  • board to support paper & bulldog clips if using loose sheets
  • soft pencils: 2b, 4b, 6b, or ebony & pencil sharpener or knife
  • compressed charcoal
  • white eraser and/or kneaded eraser
  • blending stumps {or tissues to blend unless you prefer to blend with fingers}
  • portable easel or collapsible chair or something to sit on the ground.
  • your own photos of landscapes or cityscapes.
  • optional: camera, {to record what you’ve seen on site for reference later.}
  • if interested in working with ink: black ink, water & several water containers, watercolor paper {or any paper strong enough to accept water} medium round water color brushes: suggested sizes: one 4-6, one 8, one flat 1-2” for washes, masking tape, paper towels, texture-making materials such as sponges, toothbrush. optional: small palette with wells
  • if interested in working with color in dry media: any of the following: colored pencils or oil pastels (set of 12 or more) or soft or compressed pastel
  • if interested in working with paint, set of watercolor tubes or acrylic tubes, brushes a few inexpensive brushes:
  • suggested: one round (size 8 or 10) and one flat 1/2 inch or more, palette, water containers, water, rags
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