What the eye sees is not always what the camera sees. Outside, inspiration is vivid and direct. There is no better place to begin your landscape painting journey! In this 3-day workshop, we will explore landscape painting outdoors, also known as “plein air” painting. Each day will include a demonstration, as well as individualized critiques. For the absolute beginner, we will cover the basics from setting up your materials to choosing a subject. For those with some experience, we will focus on meeting you where you are and developing confidence and skill. Drawing, design, values and color will be discussed. We will work on multiple canvases per day to account for the changes in light. At the end of the workshop, students will have several oil sketches and a good foundation for outdoor work. If needed, make-up date August 11. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
Unlike any other medium, watercolor offers a bountiful array of wonderful techniques. From glazing to spattering, these unique properties may be found in all successful watercolor paintings. In this class, students will have the opportunity to learn from weekly demonstrations and apply newly learned methods to their work. Subject matter will range from landscapes to still lifes and portraits. Beginning students are encouraged to practice the techniques while advanced students may work independently on their own projects with guidance. Evening class ONLY. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
Learning to draw and paint the portrait is a delightful journey. It challenges the artist to see subtle angles and shapes of the human form. This class is for both the beginner to professional artist wishing to learn about drawing and painting the portrait or brush up on their skills. This course will focus on composition, values, edges, lite anatomy and more. Each class will start with a quick demonstration. One on one instruction will be given to help individual students meet their personal goals. The first five classes will be taught in charcoal. The last three classes will be devoted to one long pose where instruction will be in oil painting. As an alternative to oil painting, students may work in gouache. Optional homework will be assigned to help students fine tune their skills. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
Come join Cate Hunter Kashem as we explore the medium of oil paint! Although oil paint is known to be one of the most versatile and complex media available to artists, experiencing its joys can be accessible even to the beginner. The first session will begin with an overview of essential supplies and best practices, and we will work on a color-value note taking system, which is essential for the beginner but will also benefit those with experience. We will go on to discuss value, color, hue, and tone, as well as design. In classes 3-8, students will have a chance to work on a landscape, a still life, and a portrait. The last two classes will offer students a chance to work on a painting of their choice in a supportive studio environment. Through in-class exercises and optional homework, students will develop a solid foundation to continue to grow as an oil painter. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
The skills you gain in learning to draw can easily translate into painting or any other art form you care to enjoy. This 10-week course will cover drawing fundamentals, including measuring to get a drawing off to a good start, along with the basics of composition, value and gradients, edges, and one and two point perspective. Students will be introduced to a variety of strategies to improve drawing skills and boost self-confidence. Classes will begin with a demonstration, after which students will work individually from provided reference photos. Students are also welcome to bring their own reference photos. This class is suitable for absolute beginners to more advanced students who are looking to brush up on their drawing skills. The class will introduce students to both graphite and charcoal and the many beautiful effects that can be achieved with these versatile media. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
This is not a class, but an open forum for artists and students of all skill levels to draw the nude figure as one long pose session. To learn more about the group and cost, please follow the link below to download the PDF file. The cost is $15 per person and you pay at the door!