art classes




Artists In Residency (AIR) Program The Artists In Residence (AIR) Program is a 3-month commitment that can host up to two (2) artists per semester. Each AIR commits to attend and participate in every class and every session we offer during this intense three-month art immersion experience. AIR receive individual artistic direction, instruction and administrative support from the complete studio staff. Interested artists are selected for the program through a competitive selection process. In order to be eligible, artists must have completed at least three (3) consecutive years of class at Braitman Studio, submit a one (1) page artist intent or plan for the upcoming residency, submit a cohesive body of paintings (approx. 10), and schedule an interview with the staff.
Contemporary Concepts in Painting We have re-defined this course as a 'boot camp' or a work-out painting class. Three classes each month will be devoted to one-day paintings that are from life. This course is focused on advanced painting techniques and concepts. It is intended to improve the artist's brush work, paint application, and confidence. The fourth class each month will be devoted to in-process work and individual critiques. Students must be actively painting outside of Braitman Studio Art School to stay on schedule with the class.
Creative Figure Working from a live nude model, we will be using innovative techniques and media. Our goal in this class is the art work and process rather that traditional accuracy.
Creative Landscape This Intermediate level course will explore many contemporary painting ideas and address varied methods and designs. This course will cover many contemporary concepts and/or landscape approaches. Color-information-application are the mantra used to inspire and direct this fascinating class. Artists provide their own canvases.
Intermediate Painting Students will continue to build their painting skills and reinforce concepts learned in Painting Fundamentals. Each class begins with a lecture identifying the day's focus. Topics such as paint-mixing, composition, brushstroke, choice of background colors, achieving distance, and finishing a painting will be covered.
Modern Art In this class we will explore advanced painting techniques, approaches, and methods not covered in our regular painting classes. This is a hybrid between abstract, concrete imaging, and daily painting classes. Each student will have the opportunity to explore the painting process from idea to concept to execution. Unleash your creativity through concept, exploration, application, and presentation.
Open Class This is a student directed class. In this on-going class the student arrives with his/her own ideas, concerns, and needs. We address each of these and together construct an individual direction that meets these goals. This class is ideal for the student that may wish to have more autonomy and control over their art class instruction.
Paint With Andy: Special Projects This class is limited to 4 students as well as our 2 semester Resident Artists. The smaller class size allows for greater individualized guidance. Students in this course will focus on developing a cohesive body of work or other 'special projects', while painting alongside Andy. Please call the studio to check availability.
Painting Fundamentals I & II This is a split class. Fundamentals I and Fundamentals II
Painting Fundamentals II In this second-level Introductory class students learn with special emphasis placed on the different stages of the painting process such as thumbnail sketch through finished painting. Color value and color mixing will be stressed. Second-session artists are expected to provide their own brushes and canvases for this class.
Painting Fundamentals I Painting Fundamentals I is our foundation class. This is an introduction to the methods and materials that will be used in oil painting. Students will learn how to set-up a palette, mix colors, and draw from-life. Students must have an understanding of materials and techniques before advancing into Painting Fundamentals II and this class will help them achieve that. (*All supplies including: paints, canvases and your first set of brushes, are included in Monthly Tuition)
Portrait In this class we will learn how to approach a portrait form life(the model) and from photographs. Over the 3 month duration of this class we will cover the following: skin tones, palette layout, composition, and clothing, and facial features, including hands and ears. We will start with head and shoulders and progress to the entire figure and setting.
Teen Class - 9th--12th grades Painting, drawing, printmaking, clay and more! For artists ages 13-18. This class offers serious art instruction in a working artists' studio. Figure drawing is not mandatory but it is always encouraged, as an appropriately attired model will be present for each class. Students are challenged individually and allowed to grow at their own pace.

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