Richard regularly teaches courses and workshops in painting and drawing. Follow the links below to register for a specific course or contact Richard for information about future classes or private lessons.
SUMMER 2019 WORKSHOPS
JUNE 15 - 16
In this two-day workshop, structural concepts such as planes and construction will be emphasized, as well as the techniques of tonal drawing. Analysis and breakdown of the individual features will be discussed with special emphasis being placed upon their relation to the whole. Observation of shapes and the identification of the unique character of each model will be taught as a means of capturing a likeness.
JULY 22 - 26
Over the course of 5 days, students will work from the life-model for 6 hrs per day. This intensive workshop will feature a single pose throughout. Students will be guided through the figure drawing process in a series of steps, ultimately leading to a finished drawing. Dynamic composition and a coherent value structure are key to a successful figure drawing. Students will begin the course with a series of value/comp thumbnail studies in order to develop a conceptual strategy for their final drawing.
Through the use of comparative measurement techniques, students will learn how to achieve accuracy in proportion. The fundamental concepts of gesture and construction will be discussed as a means of achieving a sense of vitality and form. Anatomy will be addressed relative to the specifics of the pose. Emphasis will be placed upon the interaction between general and specific anatomical forms and how to organize them into a coherent structure. The principles of light and form will be taught as a means of achieving a pictorial naturalism. The properties of light will be discussed as a tool for describing volume/form, and to create a sense of spatial atmosphere and mood.
Slide lectures and discussions will introduce the students to larger concepts utilizing both contemporary and historical models. The instructor will draw along with the students as well as give each student one on one critiques throughout the process.
Space is limited to 14 students.