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This class will explore many aspects of painting, whether one paints from the figure or pursues abstraction. We explore visual perception as it relates to art, composition and aesthetic issues. Oil paint is preferred but you can bring any media you are comfortable with. Individual instruction is emphasized and students of all levels are welcome.Pho
Students will explore and learn the rich variety of painting approaches and methods used since the Renaissance. This intensive weekly studio class will focus on traditional oil painting techniques rarely taught but that are incredibly useful for painters of all styles. Students will experiment with under painting and grisaille techniques, as well a
Students develop a full understanding of light and shadow, warm and cool colors, sculptural strokes and expressive simple shapes, while using the painting medium of their choice - oils, pastel or watercolor. Class themes will include historical dress, the use of hats, musical instruments, and other evocative or historically significant props.
This course will introduce various methods for developing one's own intuitive responses, placing greater emphasis on spontaneity and visual sensation by using repetition, color, line and lyricism. Process cannot be overemphasized. As Picasso once stated, "a finished painting is a dead painting." Students are encouraged to experiment with unco
Students will be encouraged to deal with the entire canvas, not just parts of it, developing each painting as a whole. Students will learn to think in terms of color, form, and relationship, relying less on drawing, particularly in the early stages. Students may work in oil or pastel from a live model. It is possible that we will have the opportuni
This course presents students with some basic visual ideas and technical information involved in the art of painting. Students will explore their potential as they handle the materials of oil paint. They will learn how to stretch canvases, prepare surfaces, and even how to clean brushes correctly. Students will become acquainted with the painting
This course teaches fundamental techniques of painting. Class work is based on working from observation, resource materials and emphasizes basic color theory as it relates to color mixing and plasticity of form and space. The course also examines painting from a historical and contemporary context through slide lectures, visiting artists and field
Students explore a variety of approaches to materials as they work on developing the kind of painting practice that suits them, whether representational or nonrepresentational. Ideal for those with a strong interest in the form of painting, this class emphasizes individual instruction and is an opportunity for students to identify and dev
Students develop their visual skills through study of the live model and an investigation of perceptually based oil painting methods. Beginners and more advanced painters are welcome, as well as those students wishing to focus on drawing; students are given one-on-one guidance according to his or her level and interest. Particul
From the ground- breaking abstract painting of the early 1900s through our own post-modern moment, we will explore highlights of an entire century of revolutionary process and theory. Students will be encouraged to integrate aspects of this rich history into their own work as we experiment with alternative mediums, applications, formats and surface
In this 5-week course, student will be introduced to fundamental oil painting techniques used for centuries since the development of the medium. By the end of the fifth class you will have begun to develop a familiarity with oil paint which will allow you to continue to learn on your own, regardless of whether your ultimate goal is to paint realist
This course is designed for beginning students wishing to learn the basic techniques of watercolor painting. A series of demonstrations will be conducted introducing the foundation skills needed for working in this lively medium; including layering colors, painting wet on wet, creating detail and texture, creating dramatic light and using frisket.
Use techniques to blend colors on paper instead of a palette. Learn how to choose and mix your colors and the importance of tonal value and contrast. Overlaying and mixing colors create distinctive paintings.Note: Supply list will be provided before class.
This course provides an overview of the materials and techniques of painting as they are being used in contemporary art.We'll explore how hard edges, transparency, luminosity, and mark making affect the tone of a painting and how to achieve those effects. We'll work with taping and scraping, layering and glazing, trompe l'oeil and other technical s
Silk painting produces beautiful results and allows for a lot of creative freedom – a water-color painting you can wear. In this class, experiment with techniques while also learning about surface design with natural dyes. Each student will create a number of silk bandanas and gain the skills to easily complete larger pieces. No experience
Artistic expression in the form of painting is fulfilling, relaxing and incredibly freeing! Our painting class students rave, “This is the best part of my week!” Discover your authentic artistic voice in this popular fear-free painting class. You will:Explore acrylic painting, self-expression, and the joy of colorReceive customized, one-on-one
Learn, explore and master important painting techniques such as color mixing, color value, composition, glazing, brushwork, paint application, texture and more. In these inspiring and motivating weekly painting classes, strengthen your core painting fundamentals as you take your artwork to the next level. Whether you are a total beginner or a more
In just about two hours, while you’re sipping on a cocktail, our performing artists will guide you through each painting so that you come up with your own unique masterpiece at the end of the night that you will be amazed You created. We provide everything you will need: canvas, paints, brushes and even a smock. You just bring your fun loving fri
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