Perspective for Painters Made Easy
OUTDOOR AT ACADEMY ART MUSEUM
An outdoor class on the front lawn of the Academy Art Museum, with access to indoor restrooms. Easels, chairs, and taboret tables provided. The class and instructor will always practice proper social distancing and wear face masks while feeling the joy and camaraderie of learning and creating in a group setting. All mediums and experience levels. Sometimes a painting feels right, and sometimes it feels wrong. Chances are that what is working well or badly is the artist’s use of perspective. Why does perspective matter so much? It’s a part of everything we see. Buildings, pathways, fences, roads, and rivers are in perspective. As are trees, boats, animals, and people. There is even perspective at work in a still life. Learn easy tips and techniques to help the perspective in your painting feel right; where the planes of the landscape lie down properly, waterlily pads float upon their pond, people are the right size and place in the landscape, and buildings sit firmly upon the land. One-point, two-point, three-point, and atmospheric perspectives are included. This class includes instructor demos with handouts and plenty of painting time with easel visits. There will be optional homework each week. Minimum of 4 students, maximum of 8.