BRAITMAN STUDIO FALL REGISTRATION!!

REGISTRATION:

Hi Everyone!

In order to register for the class of your choice, please email Jade at jade@braitmanstudio.com with YOUR NAME, YOUR PHONE NUMBER, CLASS NAME, and CLASS TIME.

You will receive a confirmation email that will simply say “REGISTERED” to let you know that you ARE SIGNED UP for your class.  IF there is any problem with your registration (overfull class, required deposit, etc), Jade will contact you via email and/or phone.

Please contact Jade if you have any questions and THANK YOU for being part of Braitman Studio!!

Thank You,
The Braitman Studio Staff
www.braitmanstudio.com

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Braitman Studio Fall Schedule:
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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 27 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
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This Summer Art Exercise encourages you to use bright direct light to wash out an edge.

Let light do the work here!

The Braitman Studio Staff
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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 26 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
www.andybraitman.com

 

Let’s work with a brush stroke distraction to obscure the edge. Your brain more easily dismisses a vertical a brush stroke where as a horizontal brushstroke carries more weight. Use a parallel stroke to obscure the strength of an edge.

Great efforts on these edges!

The Braitman Studio Staff
www.braitmanstudio.com

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  1. Leigh Pogue says:

    A very BIG thanks Andy for the you tube tutorial on encaustics. The boat painting you did using encaustics & oils was beautiful and very informative ! Thank you for your hard work & dedication to informing & teaching such unique techniques. I’m so excited now to begin my journey in encaustics ! Color on!

  2. Leigh Pogue says:

    Thank you so much for your beautiful & informative tutorial on encaustics on the Cheap Joe’s You Tube. Awesome !

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Braitman Studio: Updates & Fall Schedule

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First, A Letter From Andy:  

Dear Braitman Studio Artists,

I want to thank you for your continued participation here at Braitman Studio. I truly appreciate your patronage.  This Fall, I am not raising tuition, but there will be some class changes and materials changes.

I will stop providing paint, brushes, and palette knives to all intermediate and advanced classes.  I will have a bagged set of student-grade oils and brushes available for any who wish to purchase them and I will provide a personalized hook so your supply bag can be kept secure for you between classes.  The intermediate and advanced students at this studio are incredibly talented and I really would like to see you all start to branch out to paints that are above student grade.  I want to help you as you are making palette decisions regarding paint purchases, so ask me any questions you may have as you begin to upgrade!

As a final note, I will having arthroscopic back surgery and will not be in the studio for the first 2 weeks of classes.  I look forward to working with you soon.  Jade, Kelley, Allison, Mary, and of course, Nicholas, will continue to provide the highest in painting instruction and advice.

Thank You,
Andy Braitman

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Second, A Letter From All of Us:  

Hello Artists!!

Thank you so much for being a part of Braitman Studio.  We’re getting ready for a new session and we want to make the Fall as EASY as possible for you.  Please read everything carefully because there have been some changes.

First:  We wanted to remind you that our studio is closed in August, so communicating with us by phone at that time may be difficult – emailing jade@braitmanstudio.com is going to be your best way to talk to us.

Second:  You will find our schedule below, but registration for September classes will open on August 15.  Check the blog and/or Facebook on August 15 to find instructions on how to register for class. Classes will resume on Tuesday, September 2.

Third:  Starting in September, paint, brushes, and palette knives will no longer be provided by Braitman Studio to our intermediate and advanced classes.  That means the only classes that will continue to have access to these materials will be Fundamentals I, Fundamentals II, and our Teen Class.  All Braitman classes will STILL be provided with easels, paper towels, liquin, turp, oil (for brush cleaning), aprons, and taborets.  We will continue to offer items for purchase and we will now be carrying a Braitman packet for purchase that contains a complete kit of student-grade oil paints and brushes in a storage bag.  We are going to provide a storage area for your Braitman bags so you may leave your supplies in the studio if you choose to.

Fourth:  We have a whole bunch of great stuff planned for our Fall Session and we really want you to be part of it.  We have added two new classes that start in September (see the classes in blue on the schedule below) and we will be adding two new classes in October, we are going to do some museum and gallery excursions with Andy, and, of course, we are going to be slinging some major paint around the studio.  Please subscribe to the Braitman Studio Blog  at www.braitmanstudio.com/blog for all of the inside details about our classes, our Monthly Video Lessons, and our Summer Art Exercises.  Kelley is doing a wonderful job creating and maintaining this enriched virtual community for all of our artists and it really is the best way to know what’s happening in the studio.

Finally!!  Once again, we thank you so much for letting us be part of your painting experience.  Each one of you is an important part of Braitman Studio and we really appreciate the time you spend with us.  If you have any questions, please email Jade at jade@braitmanstudio.com and she will get back to you as soon as possible.  

Thank You,
Braitman Studio
www.braitmanstudio.com

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  1. Susan Cunningham says:

    I am thrilled you are offering Creative Figure class Thursday 1-4. Please sign me up! Susan 704 891-7552

  2. catherine andre says:

    My daughter is interested in taking art classes, she is 13 , her school does not end until 4:15, do you have a class she can join. Thanks

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 25 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
www.andybraitman.com

Completions (context) syndrome: drawing enough of a familiar shape to not finish it

Keep your painting fresh by not overworking it with detail. How little of a boat, house, etc. can you paint and still recognize the object?

This is a tough exercise but we know you can do it!

The Braitman Studio Staff
www.kelleybrugh.com

 

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 24 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
www.andybraitman.com

To continue working on our edge control, place a pattern as a distraction to eliminate using an edge (i.e. tree trunks or fence pattern).

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 23 (EDGE CONTROL)

 

 

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
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Summer Art Exercise #23 is to soften an edge by obscuring the edge (using and bush or tree).

Isn’t it interesting how an obscured an edge becomes more believable?

The Braitman Studio Staff
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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 22 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
www.andybraitman.com

 

Welcome!

To break the edge today we want you to try softening an edge (as in a back light image) by using your finger.

The more variety of tools you use in a painting the more interesting strokes (fingers included).

The Braitman Studio Staff
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August 2014: Painting of the Month

 

Painting by Cindy Wagner

Painting by Cindy Wagner

 

Artist: Cindy Wagner
Class: Tuesday  Drop-N-Paint Summer Afternoon Class

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Summer Art Exercises: Painting 21 (EDGE CONTROL)

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman www.andybraitman.com

Detail of oil painting by Andy Braitman
www.andybraitman.com

BREAK THE EDGE

Our next theme is learning how to break edges. Today we are to use a toss and catch approach. This means that you do not draw the entire edge, instead you draw only part of the line and let the viewers eye complete it.

Remember, we have NO classes or workshops in August, we will see ALL Y’ALL in September! Stay in touch with us through our BlogFacebook and Pinterest pages!

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