(LIVE ONLINE) Art Topics 101: Composition

Levels: All levels

Offered: One day workshop, 10/27/2021, 2-4pm

Instructor: Toaa Dallo


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 Art Topics 101: Composition 

A Visual Journey with Toaa Dallo

Toaa will be your guide on a visual journey through fundamental topics in fine art. In this first workshop we will focus on the key concept of composition — the foundation of all art. We will explore examples of art through time, from many artists, with the benefit of visual tools and computer technology that can bring the world of art and history to our desktops, laptops, and tablets. We will examine in depth the theories behind effective visual composition. And we will consider the useful rules and guidelines that we can deduce, with an emphasis on applying these concepts to our own artwork or art appreciation. 

 Working primarily in oil on canvas and pencil on paper, Toaa has pursued portraiture as a specialty. He has also developed a body of work called Mindscapes, fanciful landscapes of spectacular extraterrestrial vistas. His work is included in many private and corporate collections and has been seen in art shows and galleries principally in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Palm Springs. 

As an instructor, Toaa has offered classes and intensive workshops at his Santa Cruz art studios since 1994 and has also given numerous lectures and demonstrations for art clubs and organizations. In 2012 he began teaching classes and all-day workshops at Palace Art in Capitola, where he worked with more than a thousand students of all ages, interests, and needs. 

Toaa believes that teaching is a vital function that connects the past and the future, and he considers it to be one of the most important mandates for any serious professional in the arts.