An exploration of the scientific and artistic developments that surfaced during the Renaissance can offer valuable insights for contemporary artists and viewers. Through lectures and drawing and composition exercises, learn how the period’s artists used the golden ratio, the rule of thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral—as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your compositions, no matter the medium.
Using the techniques and principles that guided Renaissance masters, which are still in use today, participants produce simple outline analytical drawings to gain a fuller understanding of visual language. They also learn to analyze form and composition in artworks by identifying and discussing the elements of classic paintings. The process reveals how artists of the Renaissance and other periods blended the rational, the spiritual, and the emotional to produce some of the greatest art ever created.
Both beginning and more advanced artists in all mediums can benefit from the workshop, which also offers non-artists a new way of looking at paintings. Experience in drawing is not required.
Special Program Information
- This studio arts program is a Zoom Meeting to allow for patron and instructor interaction online.
- All Studio Arts programs require an online ticket for each participant so that the instructor can provide individual attention to every student registered for the online program.
- This program will be recorded. Please see our FAQ for recording terms and conditions.
- Please refer to the "Materials for this program" section for any applicable supply list information and/or special documents for this program.
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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.