Four Week Course
Monday July 11 – Aug. 1, 2022
10 a.m. – 12 p.m. ET
Taught in English and Spanish
(Members have a 20% discount with code)
This is an ideal class for beginner-intermediate students who want to learn a simple step-by-step process to represent landscapes through a system of sketching drawings representing its elements from several points of view.
The class will cover landscape components by studying shapes, forms, and textures such as trees, bushes, water, houses, boats, buildings, mountains, etc., rising awareness of the eye level, the depth, the scale, and the quality of the light and shadows.
The instructor will explain the correct relationship between form and shape through spontaneous sketching drawings of country, urban, and sea landscapes from different points of view.
Students will make drawings of specific landscape areas to study the interconnections of the parts and their proportions, measurements, and representation.
Demonstrations, drawing time, and individual critiques focus on proportion, comparison, and gesture fundamentals.
No previous drawing training is required.
First class: Sketching Landscape
● Sketching Methods
● Capturing the whole.
● Position of the horizon
● Sketching the masses of the different elements
● Different lines according with the element to represent.
● Adding volume through a quick sketch revolving line
● Rhythm and balance
Second class: Country landscape
● Sketching the shape of masses of trees and bushes
● Proportions and Measurements
● Light and shadows
● Modeling the masses of the different elements
● Sense of depth.
● Balance and sense of direction
● Sketching samples of real Country landscapes
Third class: Urban Landscape
● Sketching the forms and shape of buildings
● Measurements and comparison
● Scale and control size
● Point of view and Perspective
● Drawing using several methods of shading to create variety of tones
● Sketching samples of real urban landscapes
Fourth class: Sea landscapes
● Sketching the movement of water and clouds
● Interconnections of Forms
● Sketching different lines to represent natural elements
● Sense of depth. Control size
● Modeling lines creating different textures and values
● Sketching samples of real Sea landscapes
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.
Materials, and Supplies
- Pencils HB, 1B, 2B, 4B, 1H, 2H (one each)
- 1 eraser
- 1 sharpener
- 1 Charcoal pencil
- 1 medium sketch pad; 9 x 12 inches
- 1 small sketchbook; 5 x 7 inches
- 1 viewfinder with vertical and horizontal divisions
- Black artist pens or markers: Superfine point, fine point, medium point & brush