local artist, Eddie Niño will be teaching The Drawing and Painting Academy at
the Darien Arts Center (darienarts.org)
in May and June.
His classes will teach students of all
levels how to draw and paint by learning the basic and advanced concepts of
composition, shading technique, proportion, and color theory.
Niño, a professional fine artist and teacher has had rigorous academic training and brings a traditional foundation, yet modern vision to both his work and art lessons.
Born in Colombia, Niño moved to the United States
at the age of 14 and began classical training in the Stamford and Greenwich
area focusing on portrait painting and drawing.
He continued his studies in New
York City at Grand Central Academy of Art, The Art Students League of New
York, and with noted art teacher Andrew Reiss in Brooklyn, NY.
After studying for more than 10 years he then launched his career as a serious fine artist and now continues to pass his knowledge to students of all ages. Niño’s many honors and accomplishments include private commissions, solo and group shows, and numerous awards in local shows including Best in Show at the Rowayton Arts Center in 2011. He has also published artwork in the book: Classical Life Drawing Studio.
In The Drawing and Painting
Academy students will draw from a variety of subject
matter including the still life and the portrait.
Class participants will gain
the fundamentals needed to create personal and unique artwork. Most of the
exploration will be done by working from life but photographs will also be used
to introduce students to complex subjects such as the human face.
exercises, frequent teacher lectures and demonstrations will strengthen the
This class for adults will take place on six Fridays from 9:15 a.m. until 12:15 p.m. from May 9-June 13. Fee for the class is $210 with a $20 registration fee.
Niño will also be
teaching a one-night workshop, Fundamentals of Drawing and Painting, on
Thursday, May 1st from 6-9 p.m. for students to sample some of the
techniques that will be furthered explored in The Drawing and Painting Academy.
The workshop will focus on classical art principles such as composition, shading, proportion and color theory. Fee for the workshop is $40 with no registration fee. No experience is necessary and materials are provided. To find out more or to register, go to darienarts.org or call (203) 655-8683.
Founded in 1975, the Darien Arts Center (DAC) is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing visual and performing arts programs and events for the community. The DAC offers educational programs in Dance, Visual Arts, Music & Theatre, & special events & live theatre performances by DAC Stage. Private donations, grants, tuition fees & ticket sales fund the DAC, which is located at 2 Renshaw Road, behind the Town Hall. For further information, call (203) 655-8683 or visit darienarts.org.