WORKSHOPS AT ELZENHOF


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I give several courses at GC Elzenhof: Perspective, Shading, Portrait, Human Figure, Theory of Color and Sacred Geometry. I have designed these workshops as a continuum of 10 classes or so depending on the calendar (Sometimes it can be 9 classes). They are meant to give real tools to the students to make them improve their skills. I am not just focused on controlling their final result but also on making them develop their imaginary and perceptive skills, which from my point of view are the true challenge. 
Below, you find the description of each course and some practical details. Among them, you will find the "requirements". The requirements are my general recommendations, but it is up to you if you want to try anyway in case you don´t have them. Sometimes we discover that we are good at something without previous courses (but this is not that often).

Also, note that not always I am offering all these courses. Check which ones are the upcoming courses to be sure you can apply to the one you want. If you want a workshop that I am not offering at the moment, write me an email to vero.aris@gmail.com so that I can consider your opinion to plan the next period.

Anyway, if you need more information or you want to reserve your place in one of them, write me to the email vero.aris@gmail.com. I will try to answer asap. Cheers!
Upcoming workshops




Linear Perspective. Level 1

Perspective is the basic tool for most of the expressions in visual arts. It is fundamental for drawing, painting, and sculpting. It is useful for (i) making shapes in the 3D space, (ii) for understanding the relations between the objects of your composition (positions, directions, proportions, possible movements, etc.) and (iii) for tracing the rhythm of the composition as a whole. It is basic not because it is easy, but because it is everywhere, i.e., at each level of our regard.

     
Requirements:          There are no requirements.
Recommended for:   Those who want to play with lines without fear.
Skills:                        We develop analytical skills.
Materials:                  Notebook A3, graphite pencils 2B, 6B and 8B, rubber.
Duration:                   9 or 10 classes, 2 hours each class.
Info&Inscription:        vero.aris@gmail.com




Shading

Shading is one of the first poetic dimensions in visual arts. It is not merely related to the way we shade by smudging the paper, but rather to the mystery of the light. By shading, we learn the way to identify the tone-values of the object, its texture, and temperature. We also learn how to interpret the way in which it mysteriously appears in the scenario's atmosphere. It is also related to our emotions and the story we want to tell about them. This way, the workshop on shading is meant to provide the necessary skills to create different kinds of compositions (by learning how to sketch) and to identify the value that the objects have pertaining to the way they react to the light: by absorbing it, reflecting it and by letting it passes through them (transparency). If your plan is to paint one day, the workshop on shading will be fundamental.


Requirements:          Notions on Linear Perspective 1.
Recommended for:   Those who want to play shading without fear.
Skills:                        We develop sensual and emotional skills.
Materials:                  Notebook A3, graphite pencils 2B, 6B and 8B, rubber.
Duration:                   9 or 10 classes, 2 hours and a half each class.
Info&Inscription:        vero.aris@gmail.com

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Portrait. Level 1

The expression of the human face is amazing as well as challenging. It hides beautiful mysteries that you just start to realize while you are already working on a portrait project. A subtle change in the position of the eye or in the darkness of the chic can really transform the face as a whole. How to get there with the physiognomy as well as with the soul of the person you would like to portrait? This workshop provides the tools and develops the skills to make the first step forward to manage them by working on both the abstract proportions of the face-head as a volume and the sensitive grasping of the features of live models (classmates). 


Requirements:          Notions of Linear Perspective and Shading.
Recommended for:   Those who want to discover the anatomy of the human face by:
                                  tracing lines, building volumes and shading without fear.
Skills:                        We develop analytical, sensual and emotional skills.
Materials:                  Notebook A3, pen, graphite pencils 2B, 6B and 8B, rubber.
Duration:                   9 or 10 classes, 2 hours each class.
Info&Inscription:        vero.aris@gmail.com

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Color 

The workshop of Color is aimed to work on the main and more impressive interactions of colors explained by Josef Albers and to provide an instance in which we can make use of this knowledge for our free interpretation. Josef Albers (March 19, 1888–March 25, 1976) has achieved one of the most radical and brave research on colors, seeking to cultivate a new way of studying and understanding them. By essay and error, he has found their intimate interaction which finally leads our perception into a surprising visual illusion. His findings cross visual arts as well as physics and psychology. 

    
Requirements:          No requirements.
Recommended for:   Artists, designers, architects, illustrators and all those who want to
                                 discover the magic of colors.
Skills:                        We develop analytical, sensual and emotional skills.
Materials:                  2 cardboards 20x30 cm, each class. Your collection of papers.
                                  Glue. Scissors or cutter. Ruler.
Duration:                   10 classes, 2 hours and a half each class.
Info&Inscription:        vero.aris@gmail.com

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Sacred Geometry 

This workshop is focused on playing with the relations between 2D and 3D geometry in a meditative way. We play with Mandalas, Plato's solids, and some fractals, depending on the way the group progresses. The idea is to draw developing your intuition, this very special projective imagination that constantly unveils the next step, but intuitively and not by a rational analysis. This way, it is a course in which we do not draw by thinking but by following the intimacy we develop with our creation. It is recommended for experienced and non-experienced people. Definitively, you will develop your projective imagination so you will be able to see first what you will draw. To put differently, in this workshop we draw only by imagining first, with the help of some previous lines that can guide us.
       
    
Requirements:          There are no requirements.
Recommended for:   Those who want to play without thinking and relax.
Skills:                        We develop fine motor skills as well as intuitive skills.
Materials:                  Notebook A3, graphite pencils 2B, 6B and 8B, rubber.
Duration:                   9 or 10 classes, 2 hours each class.
Info&Inscription:        vero.aris@gmail.com

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DRAW BABY! DRAW!
Because only practice makes perfect.

You are very welcome to participate in all of them, even to repeat them if you feel like. Art is about keeping working on it up to reach the stars.
See you there!

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