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Drawn to Paint


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Kennedy 510

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Monday through Thursday



Good drawing skills and painting go hand-in-hand. This sequential course begins by covering basic drawing principles with an eye towards creating successful underdrawings and compositions. Using still life as subject matter, we will then explore aspects of the indirect painting method based on Flemish painting techniques. Discussions, examples, and demos will cover the following topics: Underdrawing, value, color mixing, applying paint to canvas, grisaille, imprimatura, umber underpainting, and basic glazing techniques.

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Santiago Hernandez is a Cuban painter, collagist, and mixed media sculptor based in Boston. He holds an MFA in Painting from the University of South Florida, Tampa, FL and a BFA in Studio Art from the School of Visual Arts, New York, NY. Santiago also studied anatomy, figure drawing and figure painting at the Art … Read more