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Tips, Tricks and Principles of Achieving Depth in Landscape

Instructor: Nancy Freeman

In this class, students make their distant mountains stay distant, and their roads and streams appear flat on their painted ground. Students create depth even in large flat landscapes, like fields and lakes. This course covers object placement in the picture space, relative size, overlapping shapes (especially overlapping ellipses), and vanishing point opportunities, decreasing vertical size. It also covers the principles of atmospheric perspective, involving color, value, texture, and detail. Of course these elements are neither tricky nor secret, but are used to achieve the illusion of great depth on a flat surface. All instructor demonstrations are done in pastel, however students may use the media of their choice.

A supply kit available for purchase, and the list of required supplies are below.

For more information, contact The Art League School at 703-683-2323.

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Tips, Tricks and Principles of Achieving Depth in Landscape Supplies

This kit of supplies is available for purchase here, and can be shipped for a fee, or picked up at the school store in the Torpedo Factory Art Center, in room 217. The kit includes the underlined items. Please indicate in the notes section of your order if you need your kit mailed to you or prefer to pick it up at the store. Please contact us at store@theartleague.org if you would like to purchase a selection of items different than the kit.

The store hours are 11am – 5pm, Wednesday through Sunday. Call here: 703-548-8127. 

Tips, Tricks and Principles of Achieving Depth in Landscape, with Nancy Freeman

Materials:

Since pastel colors cannot be “mixed” to make colors in the same way that paints can, it is good to have a complete range of colors and values of pastel. A good place to start is the 96-color set of NuPastels. These have a good range and are versatile, although on the harder side. As for paper, you can’t go wrong with Canson Mi-tientes in Steel Gray, but any mid-value neutral color paper with good tooth is fine. Avoid light colored or white papers. Also bring a sketchbook or other inexpensive scrap paper. Bring any other pastels or pastel pencils you already have, and we will discuss materials more at the first class.

In addition, some artist’s tape or clips for securing the paper to the board, a stiff bristle brush or two, (I use old stiffened oil paint brushes), some snug disposable gloves, a charcoal pencil, and a ruler can be handy.

A drawing board

A kit of supplies is available for purchase online through The Art League’s website, and can be shipped for a fee, or picked up curbside.

The kit includes the underlined items.
Cost is $188.49 plus sales tax of $11.31 for a Total = $ 199.79
Please contact us at store@theartleague.org if you would like to purchase a selection of items different than the kit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How to Register

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