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.
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.