Perception and the Practical Painter

Perception and the Practical Painter

This two-day clinic examines how a better understanding of visual perception can enhance your painting dynamic.

Perception and the Practical Painter – $225.00 USD      

  • Date and Time – April 2-3, 2016 (2 days) from 9am to 3pm; Lunch from 11:00am to 12:00pm
  • LocationAni Art Academies Waichulis, Bear Creek, PA
  • Instructor – Anthony Waichulis
  • Additional Info – Upon registration, any additional information will be emailed to the attendee by the workshop instructor.
    Refunds will not be given after March 1, 2016.
  • Limited Availability

It is important for the practicing observational realist to understand that there is a significant disparity between observable physical stimuli and their subjective correlates, or percepts.

Biological visual systems cannot accurately measure the properties that define the physical world. Rather, a biological “image” is a reflexive response to stimuli generated from statistical information (accumulated experience, frequency of occurrence, etc.). However this does not mean that biological vision cannot produce a wealth of useful information for the observational painter or draftsperson.

In fact, understanding how vision works can actually reveal how we may use its particular mechanisms to our advantage in an observational/representational visual art context.

Basic Painting Materials List