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.