No matter what age or stage you are in your life journey, seize the day and join the Galvez Atelier Summer Intensive Drawing+Painting Workshops.
Learn timeless methods used by masters of classical art. Discover the most effective way to develop your drawing and painting skills. Immerse in our workshops and rekindle your pure sense of delight at looking and making art.
Instructors: Alfred Galvez and Ricky Ambagan
CLASSICAL DRAWING BASIC
Renaissance masters typically started with drawing to seek ways to represent ideal forms and beauty. At Galvez Atelier, the student will understand the importance of lines. He or she will observe and apply techniques in implying textures, rendering details, deciphering tonal values, creating implied depth, and molding shapes by distinguishing light from shadow. The student will also learn to compare parts to a whole and how they generate organic unity as seen in the form.
CLASSICAL DRAWING INTERMEDIATE
Life drawings refer to portraits or the full human figure that are rendered based on an actual model posing inside the studio. This method will allow the student to grasp the three-dimensional form of the body or the face and observe poses of figures. He or she will understand balance in visual weight and the nuances of gesture. Meanwhile, sessions in portraiture will allow the student to learn the anatomical structure of the face, proper blocking, and simple techniques to capture the likeness of the model.
TRADITIONAL OIL PAINTING
After learning the fundamentals of drawing using pencils, the student will learn to render forms using the brush. He or she will be introduced to the medium and the tools of oil painting. The Galvez Atelier Traditional Oil Painting Workshops have several components.
Gaining Control Over Color Mixing
The student will learn to work using limited colors to gain a more efficient understanding of the color palette. He or she will learn processes in achieving color harmony and balance by identifying color groupings, distinguishing color temperatures, and understanding contrasts. The student will also increase his or her sensitivity to tonal values and composition. These processes will allow the student to paint efficiently, a skill needed when the student eventually uses other fast drying media like acrylic.
Building up Underpainting
Fine art works in the canon of art history should serve as exemplary models not to intimidate but to
emulate. At Galvez Atelier, the student will experience the time-tested methods of classical masters. Underpainting provides the foundation for applying multiple layers of colors in succeeding processes.
Layering Colors Made Easy
Color is light. Our summer art workshops teach how each layer of colors channels light. The student will learn the correct way of applying layers of colors. This segment shares similar principles in watercolor painting.
Classical Drawing (Basic) - 8 Sessions
Classical Drawing (Intermediate) - 8 Sessions
Traditional Oil Painting - 14 Sessions
Limited to 8 students only
FEE: 38,500.00 includes materials
Early bird 10% discounted fee: PHP 34,650.00 (Until April 7, 2020 only)
SCHEDULE: May 4 – 22, 2020 (Monday to Friday), whole day 9am-12nn and 2pm-5pm
CLASSICAL DRAWING (BASIC): 8 SESSIONS
May 4 AM - Session 1 – Line drawing (Bargue: Level 1)
MAY 4 PM - Session 2 – Planar forms and shadow shapes (Bargue: Level 2)
MAY 5 AM - Session 3 – Tonal value (Bargue: Level 3)
MAY 5 PM - Session 4 – Rendering Techniques (Bargue: Level 4-5)
MAY 6 AM - Session 5 – Enlarging: Ratio and proportion (Bargue: Level 5)
MAY 6 PM - Session 6 – Subtraction:
a. Tonal preparation
b. Surface and medium preparation processes
MAY 7 AM - Session 7 – Application of all previous techniques and principles
MAY 7 PM - Session 8 – Sepia rendering process and techniques
A drawing workshop – focused in the establishment of solid foundations, techniques and principles in the creation of Classical Figurative Drawing.
CLASSICAL DRAWING (INTERMEDIATE): 8 SESSIONS
MAY 8 AM - Session 1 – Enlarging: Ratio and proportion (Review and practice)
May 8 PM - Session 2 – Enlarging: Ratio and proportion (Review and practice)
MAY 11 AM - Session 3 – Plaster cast drawing
MAY 11 PM - Session 4 – Plaster cast drawing
MAY 12 AM - Session 5 – Plaster cast drawing
MAY 12 PM - Session 6 – Live model portraiture
MAY 13 AM - Session 7 – Live model portraiture (detailing) without model
MAY 13 PM – Session 8 – Nude model (detailing)
This drawing workshop is the intermediate level of classical drawing workshop geared towards the intensive study of the processes and techniques
applied in the drawing of the live model figure.
TRADITIONAL OIL PAINTING: 14 SESSIONS
3 SESSIONS: Under painting and Imprimatura
MAY 14 AM - Session 1 – Preparing the initial stage for painting
MAY 14 PM - Session 2 – Light and shadow study
MAY 15 AM - Session 3 – Transferring the image to the canvas
5 SESSIONS: Limited Palette
MAY 15 PM - Session 4 – 2 colors plus black and white
MAY 18 AM - Session 5 – 2 colors plus black and white
MAY 18 PM - Session 6 – Application of the wet on wet technique
MAY 19 AM - Session 7 – Application of the wet on wet technique
MAY 19 PM - Session 8 – Application of the wet on wet technique
6 SESSIONS: Grisaille and Glazing
MAY 20 AM - Session 9 – Developing grisaille as underpainting
MAY 20 PM - Session 10 – Developing grisaille as underpainting
MAY 21 AM - Session 11 – Developing grisaille as underpainting
MAY 21 PM - Session 12 – Applying transparent pigment by glazing or scumbling
MAY 22 AM - Session 13 – Finishing (continuation)
MAY 22 PM - Session 14 – Finishing (continuation)
This art workshop introduces the student to the materials, medium, techniques, and processes in creating Traditional Oil Paintings.