Learn to paint the beauty of doors and windows in this fun and creative watercolor workshop. Students will learn elements of composition and perspective, painting light and shadow, and how to render the unique beauty of doors and windows in a realistic manner. The class will begin with a demonstration by the instructor followed by class painting. A critique and class discussion will be held at the end of the session. This workshop is open to all levels of painting ability. A materials list will be provided upon request.
Painting the beautiful New England winter landscape in watercolor will be explored in this one-day workshop. Glazing techniques and layering of the subtle tints of snow will be introduced. Value, composition and painting light and shadow will be emphasized. Students will work from photo reference and learn to create a finished painting from a favorite winter subject. The instructor will demonstrate his approach and will provide hands on guidance to each student. A critique will be held at the end of the session. A materials list will be provided upon request.
This class is for the intermediate or professional artist, who is comfortable using their media, but is looking for advice and guidance while tackling their own independent project. This is a great opportunity to surround yourself with other artists. Constructive comments and critiques will be given by both the instructor and your peers. Please bring in your projects and chosen media. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
Bargue Drawing is a term used to describe the 18th Century art curriculum designed by artists Jean Gerome and Charles Bargue. Students learn the basic elements of drawing at first by copying master drawings known as Bargue Drawings. The program progresses to cast drawings and then to drawing and painting from life. Even for the professional artists, Bargue drawings can be an eye opening experience. There are many lessons to be learned which include application of medium, shadow shapes, edges and more. These valuable lessons will later carry through to other art forms such as portrait, figure, and still life. 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 ranging from landscapes, still life, and portraiture will be covered –summer theme. Beginning students are encouraged to practice the techniques. Advanced students may work independently on their own projects with guidance and advice. Students may choose from provided subject matter (emailed ahead of time) or bring in their own inspirational idea.
Oil paint is a medium which is rich in history. It has been used for centuries and if applied correctly is long lasting as we see in museums today. The paint is full of body and chroma. It may be used in an impressionistic way or applied with glazes as seen with the Dutch Masters.
This course will cover the traditional methods of oil painting from the French academy under-painting to a finished piece. Students will learn the fundamentals for creating a painting including composition, color, and techniques. Landscape painting will be the course focus. Weekly demonstrations will guide students along Students may choose from provided subject matter or bring in their own inspirational references. Students may expect to finish at least two paintings during the course.
Learning to draw and paint the portrait is a delightful journey. It challenges the artist to see subtle angles and shapes. This class is for both beginner and advanced artist wishing to learn about drawing and painting the portrait. The first five classes will focus on positioning the model, general anatomy, and defining the planes of the head. Demonstrations will be given. The first five classes will be in charcoal and the final four will focus on oil. Optionally students may work in their own media choice with approval. There will be a variety of models: male, female, young and old, all rotating between the first 5 classes. The last FOUR classes will be devoted to one long pose giving students ample time to study the form. To learn more about the class, download the PDF syllabus below.
Effective use of negative space in transparent watercolor! Through demonstration and skills exercises the concept of designing with negative space will be explored. What is negative space? How can you use it to improve your paintings? What role do edges and value contrast play. There will also be a focus on developing sound fundamental skills relating to the technical aspects of transparent watercolor as far as equipment, materials, and application.
Sight-size is a method of measuring which makes it easier for the artist to understand the form. It has been used for centuries possibly dating back to Leonardo Di Vinci. It builds observational skills and may be used in other genres such as still life and landscape. In this course students will have the opportunity to draw from a live model holding one three hour standing position. Models will vary week to week.
Summer is a perfect time to get outside to sketch or paint. In this course students will have the opportunity to be outside taking in nature with their pencil or brush in hand. Lessons will cover atmospheric perspective as well as one and two point perspective. The class will meet at various locations in and around the city.
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!