Art Training by Tunstull

Glenn Tunstull has over thirty years teaching art in the top ranked art schools, like Parsons School of Design, Pratt Institute, F.I.T and Marist College. After over twenty years as anA-List Fashion Illustrator, Tunstull has also exhibited his fine art paintings annually over the last twenty-five years in New York, Massachusetts and other locales.

Tunstull is now bringing those skills to individuals, looking to improve their skills for academic or professional purposes, through individual online training based in the student’s needs. 

 

Individual Studio Sessions

Observational Drawing

  • Instruction in the skill of translating what you see to a two-dimensional surface. Students will work in black and white dry media and the course will include proportional relationships, sight measuring, perspective, positive and negative space, line quality, light and shadow, modeling, rendering and composition. We will start by drawing simple classical white objects and move on to more involved and challenging still life arrangements.

Fundamentals of Watercolor

  • An introduction to the expressive possibilities of watercolor through a wide variety of techniques and approaches including the flat wash, gradated wash, wet into wet, variegated wash, dry brush, masking and special effects. The class will start with color theory and an introduction to mixing colors and an understanding of pigments.

Oil Painting

  • An introduction to the basic techniques of painting in oil in which the student will progress from doing small tonal sketches to learning color theory and mixing, glazing and alla prima/direct painting. The class will include learning about the components of paint, characteristics of pigments and the potential of various painting mediums.

Projects in Drawing

  • This class will present more advanced drawing projects for students who have mastered the basics and are ready to explore their own creative sensibility and further develop their skill and the expressive potential of drawing.

Projects in Painting

  • This class will present more advanced drawing projects for students who have mastered the basics and are ready to explore their own creative sensibility and further develop their skill and the expressive potential of painting.

Portrait

  • This class will begin with the study of the human skull and the basic bones and muscles of the face and neck- a crucial underpinning to drawing a good portrait. The students will proceed to learning about the basic proportions and planes of the face.

Landscape Painting and Drawing

  • Drawing as a way of seeing is explored through a series of free hand exercises, thereby developing one’s landscape painting abilities. Students of all levels will have the opportunity to hone their hand skills and sharpen their artist’s eye in articulating forms in the landscape. Students will be instructed in color theory and the principles of good landscape composition.

Distance Learning Drawing Class

  • Drawing assignments, examples and resources, feedback and critiques using online discussions, email and text messaging. Begins with a phone interview about your goals and aspirations for drawing. Student will submit their work online for review. All communications will be through the phone and/or email. All artwork will be submitted digitally.

 

PAYMENT

All online studio sessions are 1 hour and the fee per session is $75, extended over a six month period. After initial one on one discussion and review of your current skills, students will commit to three, six nine or twelve sessions in advance. Payment will be made in advance for the three session course. Six or more sessions can be paid over the length of the individualized course.  Please send an email with your name, address and what you would like to achieve with your artwork to: tunstullstudio@gmail.com