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Week 1: Drawing Concepts and Oil Painting Materials with Charles Hu

Week 1: Drawing Concepts and Oil Painting Materials
Discover the Fundamentals of Oil Painting Learn the visual language of painting and the materials needed.

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Charles Hu
Drawing Exercises, Human Figure, Tools and Materials
Charcoal, Oil Paints
2h 52m 25s

In week one, instructor Charles Hu will provide an overview of significant visual elements needed in painting. You will learn the fundamentals of drawing and blocking in a subject. Charles explains the key concepts of gesture, shape design, and composition. You will discover how to guide the viewer’s eye and tell the story through your artwork. Charles will demonstrate a series of compositional studies. Then, you will watch as he provides a rundown of the materials needed for the course.

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

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