Chiaroscuro refers to the use of light and shade to create the illusion of three-dimensional volume on a flat surface. During the course, students will explore the fundamentals of light, shadow and volume using charcoal on paper. Although we will use traditional drawing materials, the class will explore a more “painterly approach” to drawing, emphasizing an understanding of value and composition. Students will create compositions from still life to human figure drawing with a live model. Basic drawing experience required.
About Gonzalo Fuenmayor
One of the top charcoal artists in the nation, Gonzalo Fuenmayor was born in Barranquilla, Colombia in 1977. He received his MFA from School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, MA in 2004, and a BFA in Fine Arts and Art Education from School of Visual Arts in 2000, where he was awarded a full-tuition scholarship from the Keith Haring Foundation. Fuenmayor has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in USA, Latin America, and Europe.
He also has years of experience teaching college-level courses in drawing and painting in the US and abroad. Currently, he teaches drawing at the University of Miami’s School of Architecture. Fuenmayor lives and works in Miami and is an Oolite Arts’ resident artist.