SETTING THE TONE
This summer school course is aimed at giving both beginners and more advanced painters a structured grounding in how to work with tone.
When drawing or painting, it is vital to have an understanding of tonal relationships within a composition, whether working with representational or abstract subjects. Tonal explorations are essential in helping to define and represent a chosen subject and are applied when dealing with light, movement, contrast, form or wanting to imbue a drawing or painting with a sense of atmosphere or drama.
Understanding tonal qualities and technique is also of particular help at the underpainting stage, when establishing and composing a drawing and when transferring and transcribing the drawing onto and into a painted format.
Day 1-2: The Basics: exercises in tonal drawing.
Day 3-4: Building an image with tonal studies (underpainting techniques).