Patrick Lee - Composition by Design (Online); Wednesdays, November 10-December 8, 2021 (no class November 24)

This class was held live over Zoom in the past and has ended. View the Online Course Catalog for all current class listings.

Date: Wednesdays, November 10-December 8, 2021 (no class November 24)
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30PM Pacific Time, 12:30-3:30 PM Eastern Time, 5:30-8:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil or Acrylics

In this 4-week class with Patrick Lee, learn to consider the elements of design-line, shape, value, color, texture, edges, size, direction and pattern to break down your compositions into design concepts. Patrick will address and discuss the principals which guide the use of these design elements: unity, contrast, dominance, repetition, gradation, harmony and  balance. Class exercises will include Notan, collage, and drawing, as well analyses of master compositions from great painters of the the past and present. This class will be more concerned with how visual information can be put together, rather than how specific objects may be rendered through drawing or painting. Class will include lots of instructor demonstrations, critiques and discussions.

Patrick Lee grew up in Western Pennsylvania and attended Edinboro University, where he received his Bachelor’s Degree in Painting with an Art History minor. Lee works primarily in oils, charcoal, and watercolor (gouache). His chosen subject matter generally ranges from figurative works and landscapes to still-life and interiors.

Lee has participated in many group and solo exhibitions, including Plein Air painting events like Plein Air Easton and Wayne Plein Air and have been an adjunct professor of art at Allegheny Community College for the past several years.

This class was held live over Zoom in the past.