FROM PAPER TO CANVAS
WITH JOSEPH TODOROVITCH
Instructor: Joseph Todorovitch
Duration: June 25 - September 3, 2018 (10 weeks)
Video Upload Time: Mondays by 5:00pm PST
Online Access: $299
Difficulty: All Levels
Joseph Todorovitch is a professional figurative artist and portrait painter. This class emphasizes a tonal approach to figure drawing that is essential to the painter. Drawing from high-resolution photos of models, you will learn a tonal approach to drawing that focuses on value massing and the importance of design in shape and edge in relation to the form. You will train with a procedural approach, which forces you to work simple, then gradually progress to more complexity.
The second half of the class will be devoted to applying this approach to painting and analyzing the connection between the two mediums. You will start by working monochromatically with black and white and over time color and color theory will be introduced. This will help students paint with more freedom and understanding
As an online participant, you will work from high-resolution photos that will be provided on the class page each week. Unlike in traditional classes, the online format allows you to work at your own pace. You can pause and rewind as much as you want, giving you the ability to absorb information at a speed that you set for yourself.
All participants will receive access to the class recordings and reference images for 6 months!
Drawing: (First Half of Term)
- Big drawing board Starthmore pad of drawing paper 18×24
- Generals hb &2b &6b charcoal pencils
- Prisma Color “medium” eraser (in pencil form)
- Box of Willow Charcoal Windsor Newton medium sticks
- Sharp razor blade and a small sheet of sand paper
- Stick of compresses charcoal (Generals 6b)
- Blending stumps (Tortillions)
- Tissue Paper Mongoose hair paintbrush size 10
Painting: (Second Half of Term)
- 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)
- Glass scraper 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 tradition-based 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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Q.Is this class online or in-person?
A.This 10 week class is online. Students will get online access to the recordings for a 6 months.
Q.How advanced do I need to be to take this class?
A.This class is recommended for all levels!
Q.Will I get reference images to work from?
A.Yes! You will be provided with high-resolution reference images of life models to work from each week.
Q.Are materials provided?
A.Students are responsible for their own materials. All supplies will be clearly listed for students.
Q.Can I get a refund if I change my mind?
A.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.