june, 2018

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09jun10:00 pm1:00 pmFeaturedComposition, Design and Lighting with Allison Parker

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Composition, Design & Lighting

Gain confidence and add impact to your work through composition and value studies with Allison Parker

All ages welcome

In this class we will slow down from ‘going at it’ with the paintbrush to ask ourselves the difference between an accurate painting from an inspiring work of art. The exercises are a combination of illustration ideas from the Savannah College of Art and Fine Art Studies from the Grand Central Atelier.

OBJECTIVE:  We will examine compositional strategies used in illustration, landscape painting, figure painting, and abstract works of art.  Students will keep a sketchbook with thumbnail examples of each of the traditional compositional devices, such as the golden ratio, s-curve, asymmetrical X, and rule of thirds.  We will note how these strategies can be seen in both academic and contemporary works of art.

PROCESS: We will examine and sketch works of art old and new from a variety of styles to understand how different artists use these strategies to their benefit. Studies will include thumbnail (pencil/line), tonal value studies  (charcoal) and color poster studies (can be done in oils, watercolor, pencil, or acrylics). This class is open to the community.  KAG membership is not required


Date: Four Saturdays,  June 9-30th

Where: Kingsport Renaissance Center, 1200 E. Center St, Kingsport, Rm: 313

Time: 10:am – 1pm

Cost: $140.00

Instructor: Allison Parker

Please e-mail the instructor to reserve your spot at: aparkerart@gmail.com

Please mail payment to:
A. Parker
207 West Locust St #3
Johnson City, Tn 37604

or pay online at: www.kingsportartguild.com


Allison Parker is a graduate of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia and the Grand Central Atelier in New York City. She teaches classical drawing and painting for all ages in the Tri-Cities. View her work online at www.allisonparker.net


(Saturday) 10:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Kingsport Renaissance Center

1200 East Center Street, Kingsport, TN 37660


Kingsport Art Guildart@kingsportartguild.com or (423) 246-1227

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