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Arlene's Artist Materials

Approaches to Composition with artist in residence Ken Rutsky

Approaches to Composition is a five-week course by artist Ken Rutsky that explores the theory and practice of composition using any two-dimensional medium.

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Approaches to Composition with artist in residence Ken Rutsky
Approaches to Composition with artist in residence Ken Rutsky

Time & Location

Oct 07, 2023, 10:30 AM – Nov 04, 2023, 12:30 PM

Arlene's Artist Materials, 57 Fuller Rd, Albany, NY 12205, USA

About the event

Approaches to Composition is a five-week course by artist Ken Rutsky that explores the theory and practice of composition using any two-dimensional medium. Composition is the bedrock on which good drawing or painting in any style rests, and improving your compositional sense will lead to dramatic improvements in your art.

Rather than prescribe One True Way of composing a picture, Ken will instead introduce you to a variety of ways to compose a picture. Learn about notan and value studies, how to use grids and armatures to structure a piece, how color affects the composition, as well as more conceptual, creative, and intuitive approaches to the subject. We will look at a variety of sources for inspiration ranging from illustration and painting to photography, cinema, and even magazine layouts. In the end, you will have all the tools you need to make engaging art with confidence.

Supplies are not included in the cost of the workshop. Refer to the Materials List linked below for more information.

Schedule: Saturdays, October 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th, and November 4th,

Times: from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm 

Instructor: Ken Rutsky

Location: Arlene’s Artist Materials 

Semester: FALL 2023

Level: ALL

Materials List: Click here for Supply List (PDF Document)

Registration Policies: Stay in the know and review our Registration Information & Policies.

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