Dellosso received her BFA from the School of Visual Arts. Her work is part of several museum collections and has been exhibited at the Allentown Art Museum, the Arnot Art Museum, the New Britain Museum of American Art Museum, the Butler Institute of American Art, the Katonah Museum of Art, the Springfield Art Museum, the Trenton City Museum, and the Westmont Museum of Art. She has had solo exhibitions at the Butler Institute of American Art and the Harmon-Meek Gallery in Naples, Florida where her work is represented.
Figure: Painting the Model in
Costume, with a Focus on Portrait
4pm - 7pm
Paint or draw the human figure in costume, delving into themes such as historical dress, the use of hats, musical instruments, and other evocative or historically significant props. Develop a fuller understanding of light and shadow, warm and cool colors, sculptural strokes, and simple, expressive shapes while using the painting medium of your choice, including oil, pastel, or watercolor. There will be a focus on creating the portrait; it will teach the student to draw and paint facial features more accurately and 3-dimensionally. The instructor will analyze the structure of the eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, chin, and ears. For oil painters, we will provide you with a painting medium that is non-toxic and allows painters to achieve wonderful results without toxic fumes. We will be using a refined non-toxic linseed oil in this class as an oil painting medium. Open to all levels.
Drawing: Anatomy and Artistry
7pm - 9pm
This class will teach essential anatomy for figure drawing. Anatomy will be taught and discussed as a tool to create expressive, interesting figure drawings. Artistry will be emphasized. We will analyze the “magic” of old master drawings. Students will also learn the basic shading techniques, expression of line, building solid planes, portrait construction, and a variety of other topics, through lectures and examples. Working with a live model, poses will range from quick gesture poses to longer poses. Some drawing experience required for this class.