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Drawing Light… and How the Masters Did It

4 Session Evening Studio Arts Course

Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m.to Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 9:00 p.m. ET
Code: 1V00JE
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By Nick Cruz Velleman

Learn the strategies Rembrandt, Turner, and Cézanne used to harness light in their images. By looking deep into their work, participants will investigate how these masters manipulated light to unify, intensify, and give volume to their images. In-class exercises will revolve around using graphite to draw studies of masterworks with a focus on creating a parallel luminous effect, not an exact replica. A beginning drawing class or equivalent experience is strongly recommended, but not required for this course.

A beginning drawing class or equivalent experience is strongly recommended, but not required for this course.

This class will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.

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*Enrolled participants in the World Art History Certificate Program receive 1/2 elective credit. Not yet enrolled? Learn about the program, its benefits, and how to register here.

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