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New Workshop: Drawing & Painting Architecture

Ceiling as the Sky by Nick Raynolds.
Ceiling as the Sky by Nicholas Raynolds

Drawing And Painting Architecture In The Landscape
July 26–28, 2013
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A new weekend workshop at The Art League this summer will be bringing the outside in, as students apply landscape techniques and other lessons to compositions of man-made buildings and machines.

Guest instructor Nicholas Raynolds, whose work has been exhibited internationally and who has taught at schools including The Art Students League of New York, will be teaching the workshop. He said the idea for the class comes from architecture as a contrast to the organic lines of pure landscape. The hard edges of machinery and buildings create a different set of opportunities — for example, the use of linear perspective, which isn’t as overt in a traditional landscape. Raynolds said he hopes to find good locations, either interior or exterior, for students to paint or draw.

Nick Raynolds - Fire Escape
Fire Escape by Nicholas Raynolds

After introducing himself and the class on the first evening, Raynolds said he plans to start Saturday morning with a demonstration on compositional elements, with students working later in the morning and in the afternoon. Sunday’s demo will be on perspective, with students free to continue their piece in progress or start on a new one.

Artists of all skill levels can take the class, and beginners will find they can get a lot out of it. Students are welcome to work in whatever medium they like.

“There’s a lot to learn,” Raynolds said.

About the instructor: Nicholas Raynolds’ formal studies in art were conducted in Düsseldorf, Germany; Vancouver and Halifax, Canada; Seattle, WA and in New York at the Water Street Atelier and Studio 126. Raynolds has taught in New York at the National Academy School of Fine Arts, The Art Students League of New York and the Long Island Academy of Art. He has also taught at the Gage Academy of Art (WA) and Studio Incamminati (PA). Mr. Raynolds has exhibited nationally and abroad and can be found in national and international collections, including The Forbes Collection (NY). He is represented by the Eleanor Ettinger Gallery (NY) and the John Pence Gallery (CA) and Haynes Galleries (TN). His work has been published in American Artist: Drawing Magazine; The Artist’s Magazine; American Art Collector and on the cover of John Updike’s novel, Seek My Face.

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