FACEBOOK LIVE Seeing, Creating, Progressing: Drawing and Sculpture, 12:30 - 4:30 p.m.,Saturday, April 6


While a select audience of Studio Incamminati students watches the demo, Facebook users around the globe are encouraged to make comments and ask questions about the painting process. Faculty member Natalie Italiano and noted figurative artist Jon deMartin moderate, taking the best questions and getting answers from the artists.

The three artists are trained in ways reflecting Studio Incamminati’s core education, but each demonstrates a different style and approach because this training enables "mastery" in an individual’s hands. The performance features five cameras, on-air commentary and Facebook interactive Q&A, as each artist demonstrates a different aspect of Studio Incamminati training. 


School Fellow Wendy Wagner creates a portrait drawing in charcoal. Her efforts reveal the sitter’s gesture while she masses her shapes in from direct observation. Wendy “attacks” the pose using the Studio Incamminati protocol: straight lines and angles, shadow shapes and squinting. She scrutinizes edges and values, and relies on her knowledge of landmarks. Her intention is to reveal the fundamentals of a volumetric method through charcoal, which can be developed further to a finish. View Wendy's work.

School Dean and Instructor Dan Thompson draws in graphite pencil. His approach combines mythologies - bringing skills from exercises and disciplines taught at Studio Incamminati, into one process. Dan develops his drawing from a gestural start, maneuvering through proportion, and drawing into the middle stages of structure and tonality. Ultimately, he brings the drawing to completion with a display of '"finished modeling" hatch marks. View Dan's work. 

School Instructor Stephen Perkins works in relief sculpture, described as the compression, or flattening of three-dimensional form and an art form that adorns much of the architecture and most of the coinage of humankind. Like painting and drawing, it starts with simple lines to capture gesture and large shapes. The method follows the principles of working from large to small, from mass to detail. Subtleties of human anatomy, structure, proportion and expression are all vital elements. Relief sculpture compresses the subject's full volume and that compression must be of the same ratio for the entire subject. It lies somewhere between two-dimensional and three dimensional. Steve’s use of sculpture demonstrates, through “form-making," clay modeling as a medium analogous to drawing. View Stephen's work.

Peter Trippi has edited Fine Art Connoisseur magazine since 2006. Previously, he directed New York’s Dahesh Museum of Art, which specializes in 19th-century European academic painting and sculpture. He has held senior posts at the Brooklyn Museum and Baltimore Museum of Art. Trippi’s monograph, "J.W. Waterhouse," published by Phaidon Press, reassesses the Victorian painter best known for his Lady of Shalott at the Tate Britain. Trippi co-curated the Waterhouse retrospective in the Netherlands, England, and Canada. In 2016, Trippi co-curated the exhibition, "Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity," which visited the Fries Museum (Leeuwarden, Netherlands), Belvedere (Vienna, Austria), and Leighton House Museum (London). Trippi co-edited and contributed to the 250-page book that accompanied the project.

Exclusive Facebook Live Event
Seeing, Creating, Progressing: Drawing and Sculpture
April 6, 2019 12:30 - 4:30 p.m. (EDT)

Available at Facebook.com/TheStudioIncamminati
Graphite Drawing with Dan Thompson 
Charcoal Drawing with Wendy Wagner 
Relief Sculpture with Stephen Perkins
Special Guest Model Peter Trippi, Editor in Chief, Fine Art Connoisseur magazine


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