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.
JULY 14 - SEPT 1
This class is an exploration into the various methodologies and concepts necessary to make a long-term observational figure drawing. Comparative measurement will be taught as a means to achieve accuracy of proportion.
Methods of structural drawing/construction will be utilized to create a strong foundation of form and volume. Gesture will be emphasized as a method to maintain life and energy and as a tool to unify the figure drawing into a cohesive whole.
Anatomy will be analyzed in order to create a more convincing depiction of the figure.
This class will utilize a tonal approach in the application of the previous concepts. Emphasis will be placed upon the convincing depiction of light on form using principles of light logic and the concepts of shape, value, and edge. The overall arrangement and design of light/dark patterns will be explored as a means to compose a drawing. Emphasis will be placed upon creating a sense of space in which the figure exists.
JULY 14 - SEPT 1
This class is an exploration of the fundamental principles used in drawing portraits. Structural concepts such as planes and construction will be emphasized, in addition to the techniques of tonal drawing.
Analysis and breakdown of the individual features will be an integral part of the class, 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.
Learning outcomes for this course include: developing a thorough understanding of the structure and anatomy of the facial features, drawing the effects of light and shadow utilizing the principles of light logic, and understanding how to manipulate edges in order to create a naturalistic depiction of the model and his/her relationship to the surrounding environment.