Drawing Realistically

with Jay Davenport

Thursday, October 5 · view days & times
Price: $165 | $148.50 ArtsQuest Member
Venue: Visual Arts Classroom

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6 weeks

Thursdays, October 5 - November 9 | 6:30 - 9:30 pm

This course is designed to teach students how to create a three-dimensional image on a two-dimensional surface. This is achieved through a drawing method known as Chiaroscuro, which uses lights and darks to create form. Students will learn to recognize the effect of light on four basic forms - the sphere, cylinder, cone and cube. All other subjects begin using one or more of these forms. The ensuing drawings may be done from life and/or from photos, and may incorporate the use of a grid to help achieve accuracy. Artists with all levels of experience are welcome in this class; everyone can benefit from learning this method. All materials are included with this course. This class is for students aged 17 and older.

Jay Davenport has always been interested in and excited by fine art, especially, animals and wildlife. With an encouraging push from his grandfather, he began private instructions at an early age. His enthusiasm and education in arts continued as he later earned an Associates Degree in Painting and Illustration. His passion for art led him to complete a four year apprenticeship in Realism and Trompe-l’Oeil. With his strong foundation in representationalism, Jay’s desire to paint the funny and humorous has materialized in this side of animals and how the different things they do relate to human life. His intention is for the viewer to “step back once in awhile and observe and even laugh at ourselves”.

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Visual Arts Classroom
Banana Factory
25 W Third Street
Bethlehem, PA 18015
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