The Figure in the Landscape
In Line, Tone, & Color
Drawing & Painting in Central Park
Monday-Friday, 1:15–4:30 pm
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 12 students
In this drawing and painting workshop in Central Park, students will work from the model in the landscape or from the landscape alone. We will meet in Studio 6 initially to view linear and tonal techniques in ink (reed pen, fine line wash markers), watercolor and soft pastel. Students will then choose their preferred medium (some prior experience preferred for watercolor or pastel), and we will work on location weather permitting.*
Each day will begin with a series of quick ink, watercolor or pastel thumbnails varying composition, edges and color value, followed by longer studies. Reference to master painters will supplement studio work. If desired, there will be thorough technical explanations and critiques on an individual basis. Development of personal work in a series will be encouraged.
*During inclement weather we will work from the model or landscape sketches in Studio 6.
Wendy Shalen is a highly acclaimed artist, whose work has been featured at numerous galleries, museums and private collections, including Abbot & Holder, London; Allan Stone Gallery, New York; The Katonah Museum of Art, New York; and The Housatonic Museum of Art, Connecticut. A graduate of Brandeis University (magna cum laude), Wendy Shalen studied at the Art Students League with Daniel Greene, Harvey Dinnerstein and Robert Beverly Hale, and privately with Burton Silverman. Additional information and images can be found at www.wendyshalen.com.