Four Week Course
Thurs, April 7 – 28, 2022
6:30 – 8:30 p.m. ET
Taught in English and Spanish
(Members have a 20% discount with code)
“Definite Separation of Light on one side of the object and shadow on the other gives the object its Three-dimensional appearance”.
Learn the fundamentals of shading objects following a step-by-step process to understand and represent light, shadows, tones, and values in them.
This course is for beginner and intermediate students. It covers all the basics of shading in representational techniques. Learning value as the lightest and darkness from white through all the shades of gray to black of a tone produced by a drawing.
Participants will be guided based on their individual skills and will have constant evaluation while drawing. Individual instruction will be provided according to how they are developing through the proposed exercises.
Class #1: Understanding and applying Shading
Using the Full Tonal Scale
Different angles and levels of Light
Cast Shadows and Shadows edges
Types of Shading
Translating Local Color to Black and White
Rendering Texture samples
Class #2: Light & shadow in geometric objects
Light and shade in the four geometric basic objects
Values and Tones
Tonal Spectrum in a linear fashion
Preliminary layers of shading
Several kinds of objects samples
Darkest and Lightest area and the modulations between
Class#3: Light & shadow in geometric objects
Composition and Construction
Laying Down correct Tones
Blending and Stippling
Proportions and comparison,
Variety and balance in the tonal scheme.
Class #4: Shading groups of objects
Arranging a group of objects
Different types of positions.
Shading with Charcoal
About the Instructor
Pablo Contrisciani earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. His work forms part of public and corporate collections from USA, Latin America and Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting instructor since 1998.
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