Art Classes

NOW OFFERING LIVE ONLINE ZOOM CLASSES!

Below is a complete list of my summer 2020 offerings. These classes are recorded live and then saved, allowing students to re-watch at their convenience. To sign up, please contact me via riverafinearts@gmail.com and I will provide further details.

SUMMER 2020

Advanced Portrait Drawing

Dates: August 10th, 17th, 24th & 31st

Times: 10 to 12 noon EST

Cost: $140

Using a photographic reference of a portrait model, students will develop a realistic drawing over the course of four weeks. Emphasis will be placed on the facial features and expression. We will also discuss proportional accuracy, structure, skeletal anatomy and shading techniques. We will be working with a variety of mediums including charcoal and white conte/pencil resulting in a wide range of tonal values.

* I will provide the photo reference for this class unless you have one of your own that you’d prefer to use.

Advanced Figure Drawing

Dates: August 13th, 20th, 27th & September 3rd

Times: 2 to 4pm EST

Cost: $140

Using a photographic reference of a nude model, students will develop a realistic drawing over the course of four weeks. Emphasis will be placed on accurate proportion, gesture, structure & anatomy. We will be working with a variety of mediums including charcoal and colored chalks on pre-toned paper.

Drawing Realistically from Imagination

Dates: August 14th, 21st, 28th & September 4th

Times: 2 to 4 pm EST

Cost: $140

This class will explore techniques and concepts to add believability to imaginative scenes. We will discuss a variety of topics such as how light and shadow fall on various forms based on their planar structure, how to add depth to a scene using atmospheric and linear perspective, how to incorporate warm and cool tones in a drawing to enhance the appearance of form, how to manipulate the underlying volumetric structure of a figure to invent poses and so much more!

LECTURES:

Painting Eyes

Date: August 13th

Times: 10 to 11:30 am EST

Cost: $30

This will be a painting demonstration of the eyes. I will cover the anatomy and structural form, as well as color mixing and blending techniques.

Anatomy of the Torso (Frontal)

Date: August 20th

Times: 10 to 11:30 am EST

Cost: $30

This will be a drawing demonstration paired with an anatomical chart to examine the skeletal and muscular structure of the torso.

ALL STUDIO CLASSES ARE NOW BEING OFFERED ONLINE! PLEASE EMAIL ME VIA riverafinearts@gmail.com FOR DETAILS ON HOW TO SIGN UP.

Payment Options:

Payments can be received by check or through Venmo@david-rivera-375

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STUDENT TESTAMONIALS

“David Rivera is quite simply put, one of the best instructors I have ever had the pleasure of studying with. Over the time I spent working with him, I watched as my skill set and technique developed from amateur to truly refined. David takes the time to really teach how to construct a drawing or painting with clear and concise direction. I highly recommend taking lessons with him if you want to master your ability in fine art. Apart from his phenomenal teaching, David is also incredibly knowledgeable concerning the history behind fine art. Not only will one gain valuable tools to approach art, but one will also gain insight into how fine art developed into what it is today. David Rivera is a true professional and always approaches fine art with a confident attitude in whatever mode he may be working in.”

-L. Lorenzo

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Newly renovated home studio located at 1 Hidden Turn, Newtown Pa, 18940. Offering private and group lessons including basic drawing, anatomical drawing, portrait painting, cast drawing, figure drawing & painting and still life.

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