Charcoal Noir: Creating Compelling Visual Narratives

June 23, 2018 - June 24

$305.00

Charcoal Noir: Creating Compelling Visual Narratives

Using baroque painting and Hollywood film noir as models, this workshop will introduce ways to layer meaning, enhance clarity and increase visual drama by applying film mis-en-scène principles when composing drawings and paintings. Working from still life and nude model in participants’ choice of willow (vine) or compressed charcoal, students will create painterly, atmospheric tonal drawings that resemble a film noir “still.”  The insights gained can be applied to any drawing or painting, figurative or abstract. No more mundane compositions or prosaic lighting!

Some of the topics to be covered include: How we “read” two dimensional images in drawing, painting and film; Implications of directional movement along X,Y & Z axes; Proxemics and blocking; Working with inherent physical forces and Light and shadow demystified.

Course cost: $285      Model fee:  $20  STUDENT SUPPLY LIST
Tuition cost includes lunch and daily snacks.

JOYCE KLINE’s interdisciplinary approach stems from her eclectic career as a visual artist, writer, playwright, dancer, storyboard artist and Leo award winning designer for film and theatre.  She has exhibited in public galleries and artist-run centres across Canada and Finland, received Ontario Arts Council, Toronto Arts Council and Canada Council visual art and art writing awards, and was a finalist in The Writers’ Union of Canada’s 2009 Writing for Children Competition.

 A lifelong learner herself, Joyce is a supportive and innovative instructor who has led workshops at Cinevic and Royal Roads University. She teaches drawing, installation & public art, and visual narrative for storyboarding at Victoria College of Art.

$305.00

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