For hundreds of years visual and decorative art was produced through Atelier studios and workshops. Under the supervision of a master, these studios educated students and apprentices in art history and methods of producing representational art. In this tutorial William Rodgers will introduce some of these basic methods to beginning artists. Information will be provided on materials and methods using a sculpture cast as the main subject. Comparative measurement techniques will be demonstrated to help train students in developing observational skills to produce accurate drawings. The purpose of these lessons will be to place importance on establishing the block-in stage of a drawing, and not on completing a drawing.
William Rodgers’ path to a fulfillment in art took a circuitous route. Despite a deep interest in art and museums from an early age, he found himself pursuing a business degree at the university level. At the same time he was painting for himself and as a way to afford gifts for family and friends. Rodgers’ degree aspirations changed, which resulted in degrees in Art and Art History, a Masters Degree from the New York Academy of Art and six years post-graduate study in some of the world’s top studios, including locations in Florence and Rome.
Rodgers opened The Pacific Atelier in Makawao, Hawaii, a traditional atelier in which the students studied the fundamentals of drawing, painting and sculpture.
Rodgers currently resides and teaches in California.
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