This is a group show with the California Art Club. I'll have one small piece in it. This show is up from Sept 18 - Jan 13. Opening reception is September 20 from 5:30 - 7:30 PM at the Old Mill - 1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, California. The Old Mill Hours are 1-4 PM every day, closed on Mondays. www.old-mill.org
This workshop aims to prepare students for the summer landscape painting season by introducing a strategic approach to working "en plein air." Working in the controlled setting of the studio, I will guide you through composing an imagined landscape, from sketch to grisaille, to finished painting.
If you have oil paints, a portable easel, and are ready to go, this is the class for you! I will start the day with a demonstration on my personal approach to landscape painting before you choose your own subject to paint. I will then spend the class time working one-on-one with each of you, tailoring my advice to individual experience levels and interests.
A full set of oil paints and all the accompanying gear can be quite a financial investment, not to mention that painting with all the colors of the rainbow can be overwhelming if you are new to it! Many of the important concepts that are key to painting can be practiced with a simple set of drawing materials.
The South End Art Hop is a three day event occurring on the weekend following the Labor Day holiday. It attracts over 30,000 visitors, the majority from outside Burlington. Visitors are attracted to the South End artist’s studios, and local businesses that are refit as art galleries and exhibition sites for the more than 500 participating artists. The event celebrates the unique characteristics of the Pine Street corridor, in particular the development of concentrated creative and artistic activity that has been established in numerous re-purposed factories and warehouses within the District. This corridor has been designated, and recognized, as the South End Arts District.
This is the traditional place to begin with your classical art education. New students will start with exercises from the late 19th century Bargue-Gerome drawing course and then progress to drawing from white plaster casts of Michelangelo's David (eye, ear, nose, mouth.) We will practice the block-in method, comparative measuring, and form modeling while gaining an understanding of optical illusions and value structure. Because the casts are white, inanimate, and set under stable light conditions, we eliminate many of the dynamic challenges of live figure drawing. Working with the casts will strengthen your observational skills and give you the tools to improve your drawing and painting in all other applications.
New student trial offer: one class for $30, no commitment. To continue, I ask that you commit to one month. Choose between two sessions: Monday & Thursday nights 5:30-8:30 PM or Wednesday mornings, 9 AM - Noon
TUESDAYS 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM March 22-April 26. $250
Working with a live model, students will spend three sessions on each portrait drawing. There will be generous time to develop a drawing from a loose block-in using a comparative measurement technique to a fully rendered portrait. Issues of proportion, anatomy, form, and structure will be addressed through individual critiques and instructor demonstrations. New students, try your first class for $30
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In this one-day workshop I will demonstrate some of the methods and materials I use to create supports for painting and drawing. Learn how to:
- build your own archival painting panels.
- dibond and birch panels, with and without linen.
- cradled panels
- stretch and prime a gallery-wrapped linen canvas
- Make your own toned paper for drawing and water-based media
- Make your own toned paper for oil painting
Each student will go home with a 6"x9" dibond panel and a piece of toned drawing paper to experiment with.
SATURDAYS, 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
This class is on-going, you can sign up at any time, and new students can try one class for $30.
In this class, we will be copying master landscape paintings by artists such as Sanford Gifford, Frederick Church, and Ivan Shishkin. Master copies are a great way to learn what makes a successful painting - strong composition, organized value structure, color palette, and expressive brushwork can all be considered while working closely with the works of these iconic landscape painters. This class is good for inexperienced painters and experts alike. If you are a beginner, you will learn a method for developing a painting using an underpainting, palette organization, paint handling, and materials. We may also do some color and value mixing exercises as needed. Again, because of small class size, I am able to tailor this class to the needs of each student.
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* in May this class will switch to a plein-air painting class at Oak Ledge Park in Burlington, VT