Summer Workshops in Columbus Ohio at Cooley Studios!!!

Cooley Studios is proud to be hosting summer workshops in Central Ohio this summer 2017, June through August. We are offering classical drawing and oil painting classes. Space is limited, so if you’re interested in studying in one of our summer workshops, don’t hesitate. Contact Cooley Studios at 614-547-7900 or info@cooleystudios.com. A materials list will be sent to you after you register and pay tuition.

For dates, time, cost and registration for the summer workshops listed below, please click on this link (Summer workshops 2017).

These summer workshops are for ages 16 to 70 and up, from beginner to experienced.

We look forward to having you join us!!!

Block-in drawing, (limited to 8 students)
     – June 3, 10, 17, 24

Drawing fundamental, (limited to 8 students)
     – June 5, 6, 7, 8, 9

Cast drawing, (limited to 6 students)
     – June 12, 13, 14, 15, 16

Grisaille painting, (limited to 8 students)
     – June 19, 20, 21, 22, 23

Portrait drawing, (limited to 6 students)
     – June 26, 27, 28, 29, 30

Color theory, (limited to 8 students)
     – July 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21

Color Glazing – grisaille to brilliant color, (limited to 8 students)
     – July (dates and times to be announced)

Grisaille to color, (limited to 8 students)
     – July 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 31 August 1, 2, 3, 4

Classical portrait painting, (limited to 6 students)
     – August 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 (Sat. Museum visit), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

Figure drawing & painting, (limited to 6 students)
     – August 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31

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Landscape Painting!

Michael A. Cooley, Highbanks Metro Park #1, 2017, Oil. © M Cooley

Michael A. Cooley, Highbanks Metro Park #1, 2017, Oil. © M Cooley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a painting I made from photo reference of Highbanks Metro Park in Columbus, Ohio. I dont get the opportunity to make landscape paintings that often and its been a number of years since I painted my last one. I did enjoy making this painting and will do more.

Until next time,
Michael

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Drawing revisited!

Michael A. Cooley, Michelangelo’s Lips of David, 2012, Graphite. © M Cooley

Michael A. Cooley, Michelangelo’s Lips of David, 2012, Graphite. © M Cooley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I made this drawing a couple of years ago but rushed through it. I always wanted to go back and touch it up a bit. 

Until next time,
Michael

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Cast Drawing

Michael a. Cooley, Michelangelo’s Nose of David, 2017, Graphite.

Michael a. Cooley, Michelangelo’s Nose of David, 2017, Graphite.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hello, here is another cast drawing I’ve done. The medium I used was graphite. I really enjoy drawing them. I am presently working on a series of oil paintings for some upcoming art exhibitions I have this year, 2017. Though I am working on my paintings, I still think its important to keep drawing daily or as often as you can. Keeping following me.

Take care, until next time,
Michael

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Constructing a Drawing!

Every now and again, I am asked what my technique is for making figure drawings. My answer is, I construct a drawing using the block-in method. This is a method I teach at Cooley Studios to my students. I also use triangulation and comparative measure, but for this post, I will show you a few block-in drawings. 

Here are a few of my block-in drawings at various stages. I have included simple straight line block-in drawings and drawings in various stages of shading. I demonstrate and clearly explain the process to students and workshop attendees. Hopefully, you will join us for figure drawing here in Columbus Ohio at Cooley Studios.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

After I complete my straight line block-in, I begin to carefully lay in tone. We do not use stumps and tortillions to achieve smooth tone. There is a specific way we shade a drawing at Cooley Studios. Our students learn the shading technique, mass in tone and continue to model the form to a highly refined finished like the image below. If you would like to learn to draw in line and mass (tone), join us at Cooley Studios and we will guide you to artistic success.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Michael A. Cooley, Female Figure Seated 3/4 view, 2016, Graphite

Michael A. Cooley, Female Figure Seated 3/4 view, 2016, Graphite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Until next time,
Michael

 

 

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Still Life Painting

Michael A. Cooley, Monty, Still Life, 2016, Oil. © M Cooley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a recent still life painting I did. With the exception of the warm blue background fabric, I was interested in white, red and green. One of my students affectionately named this planar faceted sculptured head, Monty!

Along with teaching, I am working on a large series of paintings for a few exhibits I have coming up in 2017. I will post a few of them as I move forward. These paintings will be available for purchase so keep following me. 

I want to wish everyone a Happy New Years. 

Until next time!
Michael

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Summer Art workshops in Columbus

Cooley Studios will be offering a series of drawing and painting workshops during the Summer months of 2017. Our workshops will begin in June and continue through August. Some of the summer workshops include block-in drawing, master copying, painting techniques such as glazing, classical portrait drawing and painting and more. We are also kicking off our out of door landscape painting Fellowship this summer, Central Ohio Valley and Parks Fellowship. This fellowship follows the method and approach to landscape paintings of Thomas Cole and the Hudson River School. Keep checking our site for specific Summer workshop dates.

The magnificent painting below was done by 19th Century French painter William Aldophe Bouguereau (Boo grow), one of the finest painters in history. In our master copy workshops, we study and faithfully reproduce painting of the old masters. 

William Bouguereau, The Crab, 1869, Oil

William Bouguereau, The Crab, 1869, Oil

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the list of workshops offered at Cooley Studios, please click here, then scroll down to the bottom of the classes page.

Contact Cooley Studios if you would like to tour our studio (614-547-7900).

Until next time,
Michael

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Art Workshops in Columbus

Cooley Studios offers both mini workshops and intensive workshops throughout the year. Some or the workshops include drawing fundamentals, color theory, cast drawing and painting and more. 

Here we have a lovely cast drawing of a torso by Heidi Gumm. She is a physician assistant and a Mom who studied at Cooley Studios in preparation to enter the field of medical illustration.

Heidi Gumm, Torso - Cast Drawing, 2014, Graphite

Heidi Gumm, Torso – Cast Drawing, 2014, Graphite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the list of workshops offered at Cooley Studios, please click here, then scroll down to the bottom of the classes page.

Contact Cooley Studios if you would like to tour our studio (614-547-7900).

Until next time,
Michael

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Figure Drawing in Columbus

We offer instructed and non-instructed figure drawing and painting at Cooley Studios. The figure is one of the most challenging tasks in visual art. The figure poses many visual problems, let alone the inability for the model to stand completely still. We help our students overcome these obstacles by teaching them classical methods of constructing the figure. For more information on figure drawing and painting, please click here.

Michael A. Cooley, Female Figure Seated 3/4 view, 2016, Graphite

Michael A. Cooley, Female Figure Seated 3/4 view, 2016, Graphite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Contact Cooley Studios if you would like to tour our studio (614-547-7900).

Until next time,
Michael

 
 
 
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Painting Classes in Columbus

Some of our painting classes include, anachromatic (black and white), monochromatic (one color plus white), limited color and full color. We teach students how to understand color and how color works through our color theory class. We demystify the complications of color through a series of well designed exercises.

Christine Kwon working on her red and blue cubes in the painting above.  

Christine Kwon ptg_01

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edi Watkins, Yarn and Books, 2015, Oil

Here we have a lovely still life painting by one of our students Edi Wadkins. She is a professional theatrical scenic painter here in Columbus Oho.

Contact Cooley Studios if you would like to tour our studio (614-547-7900).

Until next time,
Michael

 
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