Instructor: Brian Kelley
Fridays, January 10 and January 17
Crucial to most painters is the ability to create the illusion of space on a two dimensional surface. There are many ways to do this, and none is more satisfying to learn than linear perspective. Originating in Florence during the Renaissance, linear perspective is a system for locating objects in deep space in relation to each other as seen from the fixed viewpoint of the artist. This workshop will be an exploration of linear perspective through art history, geometric theory, and practical drawing exercises. We will begin with basic fundamentals in One-Point Linear Perspective and work up to Three-Point Perspective, using imagined cityscapes, still life set-ups, and even the architecture of Nathan C. Wyeth’s Historic Biddle House (the current home of the Washington Studio School). Explored will be the concepts such as converging lines, vanishing points, and visual size/space reduction as things recede into the distance.
Who is this workshop for: This workshop is intended for all levels from beginners to linear perspective, those looking for a refresher, and those trying out advanced linear perspective techniques.