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Two 2-day workshops: Sept. 8-9, 2018 Painting the figure in interior and Sept. 15-16, 2018 Painting Seascapes with Mark Heid

PAINTING THE FIGURE IN INTERIOR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this two day workshop, you will study and work on paintings of figures in interior spaces. Artists like Vermeer employed this genre to create incredible paintings.

Topics covered will include:

– Compositional strategies that give your painting a strong visual statement

– Color strategies that will simplify your process without sacrificing bold color choices

– How to employ the design of an interior space to enhance your figure

– Prioritizing the elements of your painting and how that impacts your painting method

 

PAINTING SEASCAPES

Painting seascapes can be a challenging, but rewarding endeavor. In this workshop, we will be looking at painting seascapes and including different elements in our paintings to make them dynamic and impactful.

Topics covered will include:

-Using patterns and balance to compose seascapes

-Managing perspective when painting water

-Making color choices when painting water and sky

-Knowing what to include and exclude when making compositional decisions

-Thinking about how the figure can interact with seascapes/landscapes

-How to use abstraction to improve your realism

Special offer: 2 full workshops for $400 or $250 each, plus a model fee share.

 

October 22-26, 2018 Plein Air Painting in Cortez in Old Cortez

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nov. 28 – Dec. 7, 2018 10-Day Master Class with Steven Assael

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 14-18, 2019 Drawing the Figure & Portrait with Dan Thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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February 1-3, 2019 Still Life with Dennis Perrin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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March 25-29, 2019 Clothed Figure Painting with Zhaoming Wu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In this 5-day workshop, Zhaoming will teach a traditional “painterly” technique of oil painting.  It will be applied to figure painting in an “alla prima” approach.  Emphasis will be placed on composition, color and understanding light on form.  It will include the process of producing appropriate values and edges to create mood and atmosphere. Students will be led into figure painting practice by observing Zhaoming’s demonstrations along with individual instruction, and critiques. Zhaoming’s understanding of classical techniques and superb draftsmanship has enabled him to paint in a loose manner, developing his own concept and personal style. His workshop is special and limited to a very few throughout the year.

 

This workshop is $950 plus shared model fees.

April 25-28, 2019 Painting the Figure with Expression with David Shevlino

In this workshop the class will start with a loose, quick acrylic underpainting, then work over it in oil paint. The acrylic paint dries within a few minutes, making it ideal for underpainting.  On the first morning there will be a demonstration, then the class will paint from the model. Painting over an underpainting allows for more building up of paint so that parts can be scraped and wiped away to expose the underlying tones and forms.  This lends itself to an expressive, more abstract approach, while creating an interplay between tones, forms and color.  In addition to brushes, we’ll be using plastic scrapers to add and remove paint.

May 17-19, 2019 Red Chalk with Charles Miano

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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August 11-12, 2018, Portrait In Pastel With Gwenneth Barth-White

THE SIMPLE STEPS FOR STRONG PORTRAITURE

In this workshop, Gwenneth will show how to apply simple consecutive steps to build a strong portrait.

Working with a model, she’ll teach and demo one step at a time, allowing each student to complete that step before continuing to the next.

Students will paint one model every morning, and another every afternoon. This will give the opportunity to apply two different approaches to portraiture: in the morning, a classical, tonal and sculptural method on Canson mi-teintes paper. The strategy will be based on contrasting blocks of light and dark (values).

In the afternoon, with a different model, we’ll be working on white Clairfontaine’s Pastelmat or Dakota’s Pastel Premier Paper, creating a splashy, colorful diluted underpainting that will be the base for the second, more impressionistic painting. The strategy of contrasting warm and cool colors for maximum effect is the basis for the second method, it is with the idea of expanding more creatively once a knowledge of a classical value base is established.

While building our portraits, we’ll work on the three vital contrasts in painting:

The contrast of values.

The contrast of complimentary colors.

The contrast of lost and found edges.

Each morning starts with fun, fast value sketches to loosen up.

The workshop is $250.00 plus shared model fees.

Ms. Barth-White is a noted international pastellist and is one of the top three artists in her media (out of a pool of 100), according to Pastel Journal.

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May 15 -18, 2018, Colore: Great Traditions Explored with Robert Liberace


This class explores the “painterly” approach in the manner of 16th Venetian painting and drawing. This idea is represented best by North Italian Renaissance artists such as Titian and Veronese and influenced painters from Velasquez to Sargent. The “colorito” approach involves more mass oriented drawing materials such as charcoal, pastels and ink wash, and the painting method stresses the broad application of paint with an emphasis on color resulting in pictures with an atmospheric subtlety. The first two days will concentrate on drawing using the traditional mediums of ink wash and charcoals. Day three, four, and five will be focused on painting both the portrait and figure.

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Price: $650 + Model Fee Shared