Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Gloss & Glass Workshop

and Guided Practice Days

Saturday, June 5 -Tuesday, June 8
at my home-studio-with-a-view

Welcome to Gloss & Glass, a new workshop on drawing and/or painting shiny and transparent objects.

I'm offering two opportunities to take this one-day workshop and two Guided Practice days to try out what you've learned, or work on any other project you desire. Thanks to all who have requested this topic!

In this post:
How to Sign Up

Ralph Goings
Half & Half Creamer
Oil on canvas, 18 x 18"


Gloss & Glass

Saturday, June 5

Section 1

The world is full of see-through and shiny surfaces that can be seductive to the eye yet baffling to draw and paint. In this workshop you'll start with basic perspective and light logic to make sense of shiny and transparent objects.

You'll find out about reflections and examine
which aspects of high gloss planes to pay attention to, which to simplify and which to ignore. Find out how to control and depict the effects of transparency, with a special look at liquid in glass containers.

Finally, you'll explore how to use glossy and glassy objects deliberately and creatively in your compositions. The class will focus on drawing, with an additional segment on color in the afternoon for those who wish to paint.

Guided Practice Day
Sunday, June 6
Mentored studio day open to all students.
Practice what you learned in Gloss & Glass class, or choose from still life, landscape, or reproductions. Request exercises in technique, perspective, basic volumes, composition, or work on your own project with guidance on hand. You can draw, paint or collage. Enjoy a friendly but structured environment with a high degree of individual attention.

Gloss & Glass
Monday, June 7
Section 2
Couldn't make it Saturday? Here's another opportunity to study reflective and transparent objects in pencil and/or paint. See description above.

Guided Practice Day
Tuesday, June 8
A second opportunity to work on what you learned in Gloss & Glass, or any other project you choose, in a friendly, mentored setting. See description above.

Jean-Baptiste Simeon Chardin
Carafe, Silver Goblet and Fruit
1728, Oil on canvas, 55 x 40 cm
Staatliche Kunsthalle

Sign up for any number or combination of days.
Class size is limited to 4 people.
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.

We will break for lunch for approximately a half hour. Please bring what you'd like to eat or munch on snacks I provide.


1 day $95

2 days $190

3 days $270

4 days $360


Email me to register

Send me an email with your preferred days. I will send you a confirmation email and where to send your check.

Thank you for joining me for the Gloss & Glass workshop.