Chiaroscuro: Charcoal Technique
In this beginner’s class we’ll be learning how to shade using charcoal by focussing on chiaroscuro—the art of pushing light and dark values to their limits. Favoured by artists such as Rembrandt, Chiaroscuro is a way to create drawings and paintings with instantly dramatic tones, and is a good way for beginners to dive into the world of values.
Taught by Ann Mackowski, you can expect a detailed breakdown of drafting and finishing chiaroscuro drawings on charcoal using on-screen demonstrations and visual breakdowns of the figures we’ll be drawing--and by the end of class a newfound understanding of how to add drama to your work.
Paintbrush (recommended), q tip, smudger, or any other material with which to smudge the charcoal
To join, simply return to this page after payment and click on the link below at the date and time of class.
*No further information is necessary from you, and no passcode is issued as this is an open link (we operate on an honour system). In the rare event that a class is cancelled, you will be notified via e mail and refunded in full. Contact us if you encounter any difficulties