This class is designed for those painters who currently have professional gallery representation. Please call for details and to see if you are eligible. Self-critique, series development, and artistic growth are key in this Atelier-style class. We will concentrate on growing and expanding our painting while staying true to your professional obligations. We want to find the grit and authenticity that is so evident in really good art.
This is our introduction and foundation class. The student will be introduced 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 the Painting Fundamentals II and this class will help them achieve that. All necessary supplies are included in the tuition for this class only.
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 materials for this class.
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.
Students will continue to build their painting skills and reinforce concepts learned in the Painting Fundamentals classes. 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.
This is a student-directed class. In this ongoing 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 his/her art class instruction.
This course is focused on advanced painting techniques and concepts. It is intended to improve the artist's brush work, paint application, and confidence. Three classes per month are devoted to working from life and the fourth class per month will be for in-process work and individual critiques. Students must be actively painting outside of Braitman Studio classes to stay on schedule with the class.
Each class will introduce you to an art-history concept that directly connects to the medium you will focus on. You will work in a variety of mediums and materials such as linseed oil, stand oil, wax, found objects, burlap, and plaster. Through a deeper understanding of the tools used to prepare and build your paintings, you will achieve a fearlessness that allows you to explore the creation process and strengthen your voice as a painter.
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.
For students age 13 to 18, painting, drawing, printmaking, clay, and more!! This class offers serious art instruction in a working artist's studio. Figure drawing is no 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.