Edmond Rochat, studied painting, drawing, and sculpture at duCret School of Art, The Art Students League of New York, and Janus Collaborative School of Art. He supplemented his studies as a lab assistant for advanced artistic anatomy offered by Janus Collaborative School of Art and hosted by Drexel University School of Medicine. Rochat received the
Mary Elizabeth Scholarship from the New Jersey Society of Arts and letters, The Dr. Furman Fink Award for portraiture and is a recipient of the Stobart Foundation fund. He was also awarded a grant from the John F. and Anne Lee Stacey Scholarship Fund, which he used to study Greek and Renaissance sculpture at the Slater Memorial museum. His works have appeared in the Persimmon Hill Journal and published in The Visual Language of Drawing:
Lessons on the Art of Seeing. He has taught at The Art Students League of New York and
maintains a studio in the Bronx New York.
Figure and Composition: Complete Traditional Skills
4pm - 7pm
This class will introduce historically based skills and concepts for figure drawing and oil painting. Each lesson will discuss principles such as proportion or gesture and clearly define and demonstrate a path to improvement. The instructor will start by showing how to simplify the subject into accurate shapes and values which are
essential for achieving a likeness of the subject. Later, discussion surrounding light, anatomy, and color will help bring refinement and resolution to the painting or drawing. Students unfamiliar with these concepts will begin by drawing in graphite pencil, and more advanced students may work in oils. The model will assume the same pose for multiple sessions so that each lesson can be thoroughly implemented and understood.
7pm - 10pm
This class introduces traditional oil painting techniques for the art of still-life. The class will first create a small compositional sketch in oils. At the time color theory will be emphasized along with its practical application to color mixing. Then a line-drawing will be created which will be transferred to canvas or panel. On this foundation, a monochromatic underpainting will be crafted to which layers of semi-transparent color are added. Concepts pertaining to light, form, composition, and proportion will be cover throughout the class. All levels are welcome.