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Creating Meaning in Your Composition with Steve Huston

Creating Meaning in Your Composition
Creative Strategies to Improve Your Compositions Discover ways to insert meaning into your compositions

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Steve Huston
Art Theory
Composition, Design
1h 31m 20s

In this lesson, instructor Steve Huston will lecture on the strategies that make your artwork more meaningful. You will learn how the parts of a whole can come together and create balance in a piece of art. Steve will demonstrate the different types of myths and truths in art throughout history. You will also watch him critique a series of previously submitted student artworks to better self-assess your assignment.

This lesson belongs to the course Creative Composition. In this 6-week course, Steve Huston will teach you the main visual components frequently used in fine art. You will discover how line, shape, and color help strengthen the storytelling of your work. Steve will show you examples from the Old Masters as he presents each significant concept. In doing so, he will talk about how these components are applied in other art fields. Since this course was filmed during a live workshop, you will also be tuning in to his Q&A sessions and critiques of students’ works. Moreover, you will watch Steve develop a composition for a painting from start to finish. After completing this course, you will gain a deep understanding of art philosophy and composition; what you need for creating successful artworks.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.