Students will learn how to approach an oil painting from start to finish. This course teaches traditional atelier-style methods, from using a campiturra, to dead color, first painting, and second painting, all working from life and using the sight-size method. Demonstrations will be given on the layout & methodical uses of the full-color...
Monday Aug 6th, 9:30am
In this 4 day class will focus on painting the floral still life in oils. Florals can be a daunting subject and we will try to make sense of the the beautiful forms which have fascinated and frustrated artists for centuries. Since flowers and plants tend to move from day to day and even hour to hour the students will draw and paint directly on the...
Tuesday Jul 10th, 9:30am
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Learn to draw from observation in graphite, and then charcoal. In the second half of the session, move on to the fundamentals of how to make a painting from prepping the surface, to a finished work of art. Students are responsible for providing their own supplies.
The Artist's Studio is geared toward those students who are serious about visual arts. Classes will include explorations with acrylic, watercolor, clay, pastels and drawing. ALL ART SUPPLIES INCLUDED.
This is a basic easy-to-understand class in formal perspective. It is designed to provide a working understanding of how to improve paintings and drawings with knowledge of the fundamental rules of perspective. What will be studied will be: one and two-point perspective, the perspective of ellipses and aerial perspective in landscapes,...
Accurate drawing is the most important part of painting. Dianne will begin with simple drawing methods of a Classical Atelier study and continue each week with a different lessons to cover many of the drawing problems we encounter painting life drawing using live models. Paint the live model outdoors in most weather conditions. I will begin with an...
Learn rendering skills for still-lives, portraits, landscapes or abstracts. This course covers various techniques for creating rich and complex drawings and paintings, including color mixing, layering acrylics and colored pencils and more.
Explore a variety of media including oil, acrylic, graphite or colored pencil borrowing from the MFA’s collection and other sources of inspiration. Work on pieces that interest you within themes such as, realism, nature/landscape, trompe l’oeil, interiors, abstracts, and textures. A strong emphasis will focus on composition, color mixing and blending,...
In this class, students will learn how to approach painting and drawing a landscape. Students will learn how to determine a composition, the difference between a shape, a value and a color, and how to effectively use color by learning about color relationships and color schemes such as analogous, complementary, and neutral. Students are...
Students will draw both from observation and non-objective subjects. Then we will begin using drawing mediums and move toward painting. Mediums we will be using are pencils, graphite, marker, oil and chalk pastels, and charcoal. When painting, the student artists use watercolor, tempera, and acrylic. Students paint on watercolor paper or board, as...
Weeks alternate between meeting exclusively in the galleries to learn the fundamentals of drawing from observation in graphite, and then charcoal. In the studio classroom, learn the fundamentals of how to make a painting from stretching a canvas and prepping the surface, to a finished work of art. Students are responsible for providing...
Teens learn the fundamentals of drawing and acrylic painting in this energetic studio class. Look at contemporary practices of drawing and painting for inspiration and new ways of working. Study composition, style, mark making, light and shading, and other fundamental techniques.
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Learn how to draw and paint from photographs and other found images through demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Scale the images with grids and tracing; explore composition, value, and perspective; learn basic color mixing; and experiment with a range of materials and methods to make marks, and layer them into compositions and finished works.
Gain an intimate understanding of how to conceptualize and construct a representational painting. You will develop accurate and expressive painting techniques that explore and develop concepts such as proportion, value structure, shape recognition, primary and tertiary color relationships and mixing compliments. Paint in Oil or Acrylic. Class...
Dianne will begin with an informative demonstration to help students see how to begin and finish a painting of the face or figure. She will then work with you on an individual basis to help you improve and move forward at your own speed. This group will utilize the discipline of Academic Traditional Methods with the freedom of "Alla Prima" to...
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