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*Early-bird discounts end at midnight of Saturday, December 15th 2018


Classical Figuration - Keita Morimoto

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In this Classical Figuration class, students will gain a better understanding of representational painting, its historical techniques and methods, through various lenses of figurative painting history. Starting with making a number of compositional value and colour studies, the instructor will then introduce students various drawing strategies. A strong emphasis will be placed on the compositional stage and studies, which is the foundation of every existing image. Students will start working from reproductions of old masters' works then progress onto painting from life models.

Students will be able to familiarize themselves with a number of techniques and methods such as Comparative Measurement, Total & Colour Underpainting, Direct Painting (Alla Prima), Glazing, Scumbling, Botteggiando, and many others throughout this course.

Students are also encouraged to bring in their personal work and homework for professional critique and advice.

12 weeks:
Monday Evenings 6:30pm - 9:30pm  

January 28th - April 15th 2019

*A list of materials will be sent upon registration.

"Keita Morimoto is a painter who moved to Canada from Osaka, Japan in 2006. Before and after graduating from OCAD University in 2012, Morimoto’s work has been exhibited in New York, Denver, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Indiana, Berlin, Portland, San Francisco, Miami, Montréal, Peterborough as well as Toronto.

He has mounted six solo exhibitions including one museum solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art as well as being a finalist in 2016 RBC Painting Competition. He has also participated in charity auctions including Art with Heart to support HIV care and Artists Help Japan for tsunami relief. He is now represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto."


Colour Theory I - Mixing and Composing with Colour - Keita Morimoto

“Colour Theory I” is designed for artists of all levels who want to learn how to mix any colour in oil paint as well as how to express intended feelings through the use of colour. Based on Munsell colour theory, it introduces three properties of colour - hue, value, and chroma - which will be applied to paint various subjects. A wide range of subjects will be examined while referring to the history of classical and contemporary paintings and theories.

There will be numerous practical exercises using Albert Munsell's theories, which include a colour wheel, value and chroma scales, as well as figuring out harmonious colour sequences that occur in nature. Students will work on rendering of geometric objects such as boxes, spheres, and ribbons to gain control of how to mix each transitional colours from life as accurately as possible. We will discuss different ways to systemize and conceptualize a seemingly limitless variety of ways colours transition in light and form. We will then slowly move into more advanced use of colour to compose paintings, referencing classical and contemporary painting examples. Students will be given choices between copying an old masters’ work or making a composition of their own.

There will be visual lectures as well as demonstrations on various methods artists in history have used to systemize colour. Each student should be able to mix every colour available

in oil paint by the end of this class. This class will equip artists with basic and advanced knowledge in various colour theories in order to freely compose and express with colours while knowing what to avoid and how to solve issues in composition.

12 weeks:
Sunday Mornings 9:30am - 12:30pm  

January 27th - April 14th 2019

*A list of materials will be sent upon registration.

"Keita Morimoto is a painter who moved to Canada from Osaka, Japan in 2006. Before and after graduating from OCAD University in 2012, Morimoto’s work has been exhibited in New York, Denver, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Indiana, Berlin, Portland, San Francisco, Miami, Montréal, Peterborough as well as Toronto.

He has mounted six solo exhibitions including one museum solo exhibition at Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art as well as being a finalist in 2016 RBC Painting Competition. He has also participated in charity auctions including Art with Heart to support HIV care and Artists Help Japan for tsunami relief. He is now represented by Nicholas Metivier Gallery in Toronto."


REGISTRATION & POLICY

*Subscriber only special holiday discounts end at midnight of Saturday, December 15th 2018


12 Week Courses

650 590

12 Week Course

2-Class Package - Colour Theory I & Classical Figuration

1300 1150


 

**very limited spots available because we believe in the power of intensive learning in intimate classes. 

Weekly Class Cancellation Policy

  • If Studio West cancels a class, student will receive 100% refund.

  • Students may cancel more than four weeks before start and receive a partial refund

  • Cancel five days or fewer start date: 0% refund, but credits may be given under extenuating circumstances

No refund or credit is given for student absences during the course of the workshop.