Art Training and Critique by Tunstull

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 an A-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. The beginning age of new students is 16 years old.

 

Individual 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.

  • Drawing Lesson Plans

    The most important thing about drawing is recognizing the expression that a drawn line communicates to your viewer.

    You have the option of a six or  twelve-week course that will provide you with a complete compliment of skill in watercolor. Each week we will embark on a variety of subject matters and techniques using line and tone on paper. You will receive an insightful critique of your work each session.

    Option 1:

    1. Line making choices, explore mediums (pencils, markers, charcoal, brush)

    2. Seeing shapes and translating them through line

    3. Drawing still life object

    4. Drawing living things (trees, plants, furnishings)

    5. Drawing an environment

    6. Drawing landscapes

    Option 2:

    1. Drawing people’s proportions

    2. Drawing movement in the human figure

    3. Drawing people using tone

    4. Drawing people’s cylindrical forms

    5. Drawing a self portrait

    6. Drawing portraits and environment of other people

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.

The most important thing about working in watercolors is recognizing its fluidity and blending capabilities is what makes it fun and unique.

You have the option of a six to twelve-week course that will provide you with a complete compliment of skill in watercolor. Each week we will embark on a variety of subject matters and techniques using watercolor or gouache.

Option 1: 

     1. Saturation as a method of tone and contrast

     2. Color Theory-mixing using color opposites

      3. Painting all white still life objects

Option 2:

     4. Painting using color theories

     5. Painting items in color

     6. Painting trees and backgrounds

Option 3:

     7. Painting and drawing people live or from photos

     8. Painting skin tones and hair

     9. Painting draped fabrics and shadows

Options 4:

    10. Painting patterns

     11. Painting a self portrait

     12. Painting a setting

 

Advanced Projects

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 three session, six sessions, nine sessions or twelve session. After initial one-on-one discussion and review of your current skills, students will commit to minimum three sessions, payable in advance. Six, nine or twelve sessions can be determined later and paid over time.  Payment will be made in advance for the three session course.  Please send an email with your name, address and what you would like to achieve with your artwork:

 tunstullstudio@gmail.com

Art Training by Tunstull