We love to introduce our new faculty to you! So it is our pleasure to introduce Katherine Nelson, charcoal artist. Her style if very unique and different and sure to catch your eye and imagination! She will be offering a session with us next fall...here is just a preview.
Discovering the Dramatic Landscape in Charcoal
Learn to effectively convey the dramatic black and white landscape with use of balanced composition, line, rhythm, value, and texture in charcoal.
Katherine Nelson, Instructor
September 14-18, 2015 (9am-4pm)
The versatile charcoal medium and its potential for creating drama in the everyday landscape is our focus for this five day workshop in drawing. Your compositions will resonate with new meaning by eliminating color and using several key principles and elements of design to further exaggerate your landscape subject. Charcoal offers enormous creative potential in layered texture, light, and shadow. We will concentrate on dramatic composition through the use directional rhythmic line, range of value, shape, and texture. Students will create numerous drawings using value scale and high contrast, observed and inventive textures, and will build layers of charcoal through additive and subtractive drawing techniques. Expect to create both short study sketches and work toward a finished charcoal drawing with strong light direction and texture. Throughout our workshop we will create images from several sources including life observation, your own landscape photos, and memory.