Form Painting with the Figure with Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley

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Form Painting with the Figure with Stephen Early and Darren Kingsley

22 January, 2018 to 26 January, 2018

USD 599

Studio Incamminati, School for Contemporary Realist Art
340 North 12th Street, Suite 500, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Students focus on the principles essential to transform abstract flat shapes into a fully dimensional form.

Students study the figure in a way which allows the translation of a three-dimensional world into a two-dimensional painting that conveys the fullest possible sculptural form.

Students focus on painting the figure with a complete range of values and develop the ability to make accurate, relative value calibrations. The focus is on structure, anatomy, proportion, light direction, handling of edges, abstract movements through the figure, and an understanding of basic and complex forms of the figure.

These concepts are executed through an application of opaque and semi-opaque paint in the light and shadow areas. Control of the paint is a priority and is essential to achieving the required goals. Students can choose either limited-color palette or traditional black-and-white grisaille painting to keep the emphasis on form modeling.

Instructor and Studio Incamminati alumnus Stephen Early was chosen one of “12 Artists to Watch in 2012” by American Artist magazine. He earned an Exceptional Merit award in the Portrait Society of America’s 2012 international competition and was a faculty member at the society’s annual conference.

View Steve's Gallery.

Instructor and Studio Incamminati alumnus Darren Kingsley's paintings hang in the collections of Lucasfilm Ltd., the film production company founded by Star Wars creator George Lucas, and The Union League of Philadelphia as well as numerous private collections.

View Darren's Gallery.