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“Regarding the Built Environment” drawing workshop @ Norton Simon Museum of Art

Posted in Uncategorized by seansullivanstudio on February 8, 2011

The past 4 weeks I have been hosting an adult drawing workshop at the Norton Simon. It’s loosely focused on the built environment from early baroque to the romantics in Europe.  It’s been a very casual and relaxing affair so far. We’re mostly doing master copies, something I haven’t done in a long time, but nevertheless enjoying immensely.   I’ve also met a bunch of great artists during my brief tenure. Sadly, this  Friday will be the last class.  The good news is there is still a few spots available, and  if you  want to brush up on your drawing skills you can  register  online at the museums website.  The class is called “Architecture of Light” Here is the course description:

Regarding the Built Environment
Join artist Sean Sullivan in examining the history and evolution behind some of the world’s most important architectural landscape paintings. Learn the fundamental methods used by the Old Masters for creating illusory space and getting drawings to tell a story in this four-part drawing course.

The Architecture of Light
In this fourth and final class, participants are introduced to the all-important role of light in shaping both the artificial and the natural worlds of French painting, then gain an understanding of how light affects “mood” by dissecting and emulating works by Corot, Rousseau, Courbet and Vuillard.