Sat, July 24 to Aug.14, 2021
10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
All registrants will be requested to abide by all COVID safety protocols put in place by Oolite Arts and agree to all the terms in the waiver.
This studio course will provide hands-on instruction on the fundamentals of color theory, as well as an understanding of drawing techniques and concepts, specifically observational drawing. Students will sketch and incorporate soft pastels, learning to blend and add sharp lines to create the illusion of a 3-D effect in their compositions.
During the course, students will also be introduced to the work of Paula Rego, a Portuguese-born artist, who is known for her pastel drawings based on folk tales. Students will be asked to create a drawing that touches on different qualities of Rego’s work; such as her concepts, composition, techniques, and application of the pastel medium.
The class meets once a week. All levels are welcome.
Learn language associated with pastel materials, color theory, and drawing techniques.
Discuss ideas and concepts related to Paula Rego’s work.
Understand the processes of artistic expression utilizing the drawn form.
Develop a pastel drawing inspired by the works of Paula Rego.
Analyze and evaluate completed work.
About the Instructor
Originally from Pensacola, Fla. Matthew Forehand has based his art career out of the city of Miami. He began his art school studies at Pensacola State College where he received his Associate’s degree in Visual Arts. Matthew continued his education at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Painting, Drawing, and Printmaking. During his time at SAIC, he enrolled in Ox-Bow School of the Arts, an artist residency in Saugatuck, Mich. Currently, he is teaching visual arts at Miami Arts Charter School. His courses at MAC include Foundational Elements of Art, Material Based Art, and Printmaking.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Oolite Arts, 924 Lincoln Rd, Miami Beach, United States