Salmagundi Art Club of New York


Cornelia Hernes: Painting Workshop in the Salmagundi Parlor
Parlor, March 16, 2018 - March 18, 2018

Dates: March 16, 17, 18
Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Time: 10AM to 4:30PM
Fee: $450, Members $425 (50% Deposit Required)
Reservations: 212.255.7740,
Limited enrollment.
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This 3 day workshop will focus on painting the figure in an environment, and will take advantage of the spectacular architectural details of the landmark Salmagundi Club mansion in the heart of Greenwich Village.
In this workshop, attendees will explore how to approach the figure in the context of the magnificent beauty and rich artistic traditions of The Salmagundi Club. In the historic setting of the Parlor, participants will be guided through the process of painting the figure while addressing other compositional elements of the interior from their unique perspective in the room.

A variation of painting strategies and observation techniques will be employed to bring the painting forward. We will begin with broad brushwork in our pursuit to develop the image from abstraction to fruition. Subjects to be covered are basic principles of composition, how to progress thought the different stages of the painting process and how to see colors and translate them into paint. Participants will be introduced to the sight size method and other tools of observation, such as the various ways in which a mirror can be used to advance ones understanding of visual information.

 Experience in drawing and painting is an advantage but not a must. The structure of the workshop will be a combination of painting demonstrations and individual feedback.

Cornelia Hernes, a native of Norway, 
graduated from The University of Victoria, B. C. Canada, as well as from the Florence Academy Italy in in 2007.  She taught at the Florence Academy Sweden, 2006-2016 and is now a Principal Instructor at the Florence Academy US. Cornelia will demonstrate the value of sight size painting in capturing the essence of the figure in natural surroundings.
  • A deposit of $225 is required to reserve a spot. Payment in full is also welcome. Balance must be paid prior to commencement of the workshop.
  • Payments can be made by phone, 212.255.7740.
  • Refunds for cancellations will only be issued until 1 week Friday, March 9.
  • The workshop reserves the right to be cancelled in the event of unforeseeable and extraordinary circumstances, such as severe weather or illness. In the event that the workshop is cancelled, any paid fees will be refunded in full.

If you have any questions , please do not hesitate to contact the Salmagundi Art Club at 212.255.7740.


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