Ferdinand Hodler – Geneva Lake drawing class in Kunsthaus
Join my drawing class on landscape and learn the tricks of pastel sketching.
We will focus on drawing a Geneva lake landscape with pencil and dry pastels. Drawing landscapes seems much easier than drawing portraits, but it’s just a “seems-like” statement. Landscapes can be quite challenging in terms of colors and tones. Ferdinand Holder loved painting lakes and mountains. The key element we will focus on is color.
You will learn:
- Historical background of the painting “Geneva Lake”.
- A couple of interesting facts about Ferdinand Hodler.
- Shading with pastels. Basic techniques for drawing with dry pastels: a) layering, b) hatching c) cross-hatching d) mixing colors by adding multiple layers of basic colors
What to expect?
- instructions on how to draw step-by-step with individual help from the teacher
- individual analysis of your drawing and hints for the future
- meeting new creative people
- widening your knowledge in art and art history
- complete immersion “in the here and now” which results in deep relaxation state similar to a meditation
Dry pastels will be distributed to you during the class. You don’t need to bring yours if you don’t have them.
18th September 2019, 18:00-20:00
Kunsthaus Zurich, Heimplatz 1, 8001 Zurich in the lobby.
|What to bring:||
A4 size paper plus a pencil and a rubber. Please also take something steady to draw on – it can be a hard paper notebook or something similar.
Due to security policy in Kunsthaus we offer max 10 places for this workshop. Beginners are highly welcome.