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Adult Education Series

PleinAir ChiaroScuro Drawing Course

Gina Torello, a professor in the Art and Design Department at Monmouth University for 20 years, will guide you in this NEW one-of-a-kind workshop. She will be teaching a step-by-step guided Academic Drawing Course in the neo-classical Erlanger Gardens on the campus of Monmouth University. The class will cover compositional structure perspective, diverse application of materials and most of all the process of “capturing the LIGHT in Black and White in the ChiaroScuro Technique in the open air like the Impressionists.” New Wave Pochade Easels will be provided to all participants for use during your exclusive lesson, along with a comfortable pleinair chair to relax and draw during the class.

All levels of experience in Drawing are welcome. A detailed supply list will be provided prior to the course.

About the Instructor:
Gina Torello is an accomplished, professional artist with more than 30 years of teaching experience in fine arts higher education. She earned her M.F.A. with a concentration in painting in Florence, Italy, from the Dominican University where she trained with renowned international instructors. Gina specializes in oil painting and pastels, focusing on a blend of impressionism and realism. Her subject matter is primarily nature-based with a heavy concentration in landscapes and seascapes. Gina’s work has been prominently featured in galleries, exhibitions, and art shows in the U.S. and abroad.