Long Pose Figure Painting with Joseph Todorovitch
Instructor: Joseph Todorovitch
Duration: 10 Weeks
Jan. 18 - March 22, 2017
Upload Time: 7:00pm PST on Wednesdays
Individual Class Duration: 3 Hours
Online Full Access Pass: $299
Online Standard Pass: $199
Difficulty: All Levels
Joseph Todorovitch is a professional figurative and portrait painter. In this comprehensive 10-week class, you will be completing two long-pose figure paintings, each pose lasting 5 weeks. This gives plenty of time to create a thought-out and finished work of art.
Throughout the class, you will focus on establishing pose and narrative. You will learn lighting scenarios and value pattern motifs, along with color keys and other compositional ideas for making a complete painting. Joseph will also discuss color mixing, establishing an accurate drawing, massing values, choosing areas of emphasis, and paint application. You will be able to resolve a larger scale painting with a model, discuss finishing touches, and ways to "strike a balance" to create a sense of resolve in your works.
You will benefit from Joseph’s generous teaching style as he provides informative lectures and well thought out demonstrations. Full Access participants can upload photos of their weekly work into the class chatroom and get a full critique from Joseph, where he will provide feedback and trace over your paintings. You can watch the recordings on your own time, and you do not have to participate in the critiques if you don't want to.
The class recording will be available for your viewing every Wednesday at 7:00pm PST. You will receive online access to the recording of the lecture portion for one year or six months depending on your purchase plan. This is helpful to reinforce the principles of each week, and to catch any concepts you may have missed the first time around.
See below for more information, including the instructor’s bio, a materials list, pricing information, and a rough class syllabus.
NOTE: Due to popular demand, a small group of students will be joining Joseph in-person for this class. If you are interested in obtaining an in-person seat, please contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
- 10 Weeks of Recorded Content
- Access To Class Recordings for One Year
- High Quality Images of Life Models
- Access to Class Chatroom
- 10 Weeks of Critiques Directly From The Instructor
Oil Colors: Titanium White, Lemon Yellow, Yellow Ochre, Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Red, Venetian Red, Alizarin Crimson, Transparent Oxide Red (or Burnt Sienna), Cobalt Blue, Ultramarine Blue, Viridian
Walnut oil painting medium or a refined linseed oil
Odorless mineral spirits (Gamsol brand, please)
Sealed containers for mediums and solvents
A roll of paper towels (Viva brand)
Brushes: A variety of sizes are recommended, ranging from 1 to 12, Bristle brushes and sables (Rosemary & Co series 279 are recommended)
Palette knives of various sizes
A palette (preferably glass with neutral grey beneath it)
Canvas: An oil primed linen is recommended, around 12×16 in size
Easel: Mobile French easel (Being mobile and completely ready to paint is challenging but a very important part of the organizing process of painting. If your materials aren’t completely ready and conveniently available, the difficult task of making a good painting is further complicated)
Joseph Todorovitch is a contemporary painter immersed in figurative subject matter exploring painting through the lens of a naturalist perspective. A product of Los Angeles Ateliers and research abroad, he has become nationally recognized as a fine artist exhibiting across the country and accumulating accolades including the Draper Grand Prize at the Portrait Society of America’s annual competition. His work is internationally collected and has been exhibited in various museums in the U.S. as well as the Beijing World Art Museum in China, an historic exhibition of American art, the first of it’s kind in China. Todorovitch has taught drawing and painting for over a decade in notable institutions such as California Art Institute, Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art, Laguna College of Art and Design, Scottsdale Artist’s School, Dreamworks Studios, among others and now including Art Mentors at New Masters Academy. He continues to teach and exhibit with vitality… “Joseph Todorovitch is one of the bright figures of the new representational expression in contemporary Art. Exploring the new expressive possibilities in presenting the human figure and expanding its visual language is part of a wider movement of taking the traditionbased approach to the next step. The technically fluid, expressive tools merging tonality, color and shape reflecting the perceptional and cognitive developments of our generation is an inherently contemporary expression of contemporary visual cognition.” Classical Underground.
Sales are non-refundable, but in some cases we can switch a student’s enrollment in a class that has not yet started to another class of equal or lesser value. Art Mentors reserves the right to cancel, limit enrollment, substitute instructors or models, reschedule or modify a class with notice to enrolled students. If a class is canceled, enrolled students will be given a refund. If an instructor is unable to finish a class term, a refund will be given to students at a pro-rated amount.
There are two ways to experience this class: the Online Full Access Pass, or the Online Standard Pass Students who purchase the Online Full Access Pass will have access to all 10 class sessions, and will be able to view the recordings as many times as they like for one full year. They will also have access to the class chatroom, high-quality photos of the life models used, and critiques/feedback from the instructor. Students who purchase the Online Standard Pass will have access to all 10 class sessions, and will be able to view the recordings as many times as they like for 6 months. They will NOT have access to the class chatroom or reference photos, and they will NOT be able to submit their work for critiques. This is a great option for the artist with a tight budget but a hunger to learn.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q.How Advanced Do I Need To Be To Take This Class?
A.This class is for all levels, from the total beginner to the working professional artist. There’s no better time to learn good drawing habits!
Q.Is This Class Online Or In Person?
A.The only way to participate is online, with either the Online Full Access Pass, or the Online Standard Pass.
Q.Is There An Age Limit On Who Can Attend This Class?
A.Because we will be working with nude models, students must be 18 years of age or be permitted to purchase by a consenting parent.
Q.When Are The Class Recordings Available To View?
A.This 10 week class will be available every Wednesday at 7:00pm PST starting on January 18th
Q.What Do I Get With The Online Standard Pass?
A.Students who purchase the Online Standard Pass will have access to all 10 class sessions, and will be able to view the recordings as many times as they like for 6 months. They will NOT have access to the class chatroom or reference images, and they will NOT be able to submit their work for critiques.
This is a great option for the artist with a tight budget but a hunger to learn.
Q.What Do I Get With The Online Full Access Pass?
A.Students who purchase the Online Full Access Pass will have access to all 10 class sessions, and will be able to view the recordings as many times as they like for one full year. They will also have access to the class chatroom, high-quality photos of the life models used, and critiques/feedback from the instructor.
Q.This Is A Lot Of Money For Me To Pay All At Once. Are There Payment Plans?
A.Yes, we offer a payment plan. Contact us for details.
Q.When must I submit my assignments so that I can ensure I will receive a critique? How many critiques will I receive per video?
A.All assignments must be in by Tuesday 10:00AM PST. We can only promise one critique per student, per week. Please note if you submit more than one image of your work and do not specify which you would like the instructor to critique, we will choose one for you.