Landscape Foundation Workshop
Monday–Friday, 1:30 pm–4:30 pm
Instructor present each day
Enrollment limited to 11 students
This workshop will take place in the studio but is a complete and unique landscape painting program designed to reorient each student’s vision in order to see nature’s colors, values and moods more accurately, as well as discuss how we think and feel about them. There will be lectures, demonstrations and studio work to prepare you to paint—both in black and white, and in color—the ever-changing outdoor colors and values. Painting technique and the basic palette for painting skies, trees and foliage is explained, as well as the various steps in painting trees. Also discussed is the painting of clouds, mountains, streams, and stormy skies; dawn and dusk; sunrise and sunset; and autumn and winter. The workshop then covers the color note and value theory, the landscape sketch and finally a finished landscape. The last half hour of each session will be devoted to making an oil study of the topic discussed. Students may bring in their work for critique and advice.
Since 1968, Jack Faragasso has taught drawing and painting to students of all levels at the Art Students League of New York. Mr. Faragasso studied at the League, both in New York City and in Woodstock, NY. He studied with instructor Frank J. Reilly at the Woodstock location during summers, learning to paint landscape and the figure in outdoor lighting. He has enjoyed a lengthy career as a fine artist, illustrator, art instructor and writer. He is the author of The Students Guide to Painting and Mastering Drawing the Human Figure from Life, Memory, Imagination. His paintings are in numerous public and private collections.