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Start Your Drawing Right: Tonal Composition/Use of Value (Ages 16+)

Alliance for the Arts - Francesco Gillia

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Francesco Gillia 10091 McGregor Blvd Fort MyersFL  33919
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Francesco Gillia 10091 McGregor Blvd Fort MyersFL  33919

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What's Included

In this workshop Francesco will break down painting by master painters and analyze the artist’s use of shadows and overall approach to value using only charcoal reduced down to 3 values in order to lose or discover shape relationship. You will learn how to control your tones and to emphasize certain features within your drawing, as well as how to start your drawing in the right way by personally translating the subject instead of just copying. All lessons will include introduction, lesson overview, drawing demonstration and one on one assistance and feedback. Francesco will also cover concepts such as sighting, squinting, shape, color, line, value, edges, flat vs 3d, depth of field. Organic shapes vs architectural shapes. Supply list: • 2 General’s Charcoal 557-2B med. ($40) • 1 white plastic eraser ($2) • 1 Kneaded eraser ($2) • 1 Loew-Cornell Sandpaper Block ($3) • 1 24 sheet pad 12”x18” Strathmore Charcoal paper, 400 series or comparable 80lb (130 gsm) paper ($10) • Blending stumps assorted sizes 3 pc. ($2) • An Exacto knife with #11 blades ($7) • All materials also available directly from Francesco at listed price of $30 for the whole kit (cash only)

About This Organizer


The Alliance for the Arts is the officially designated Arts organization for Lee County charged with the mission to “facilitate and nurture the creation, development, promotion and education of arts and culture in Lee County”. 

Organizer Info

  • Alliance for the Arts

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Francesco Gillia 10091 McGregor Blvd Fort MyersFL  33919
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