California Art Club Miniatures Show
Sep
18
to Jan 13

California Art Club Miniatures Show

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

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NYC workshop at GCA
Mar
22
to Mar 24

NYC workshop at GCA

This is a 3 day workshop at the Grand Central Atelier where I'll be teaching landscape painting using the practice of master copies. This is becoming an annual springtime tradition and I always love this chance to reconnect with my GCA community! 

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Santa Barbara Studio Tour
Sep
1
to Sep 3

Santa Barbara Studio Tour

During labor day weekend I will be participating in the Santa Barbara Open Studio Tour. I'll be open from 11 AM - 5 PM on Saturday, Sunday, & Monday. More info about the event can be found here: http://www.santabarbarastudioartists.com

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Workshop: Painting the Landscape in Oils
Jan
14
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Painting the Landscape in Oils

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.

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Workshop: Intro to Plein Air
Jan
13
9:00 AM09:00

Workshop: Intro to Plein Air

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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.

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South End Art Hop
Sep
9
to Sep 11

South End Art Hop

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.

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DRAWING 101: CAST DRAWING AND BARGUE COPIES
May
4
to May 25

DRAWING 101: CAST DRAWING AND BARGUE COPIES

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

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Portrait Drawing Class
Mar
22
to Apr 26

Portrait Drawing Class

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

email emlee7@gmail.com to sign up

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Workshop: Making Panels and Supports
Mar
19
1:30 PM13:30

Workshop: Making Panels and Supports

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. 

Cost: $45

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Copying the Masters: Intro to Landscape Painting
Feb
27
to Apr 30

Copying the Masters: Intro to Landscape Painting

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. 

email emlee7@gmail.com to sign up 

* in May this class will switch to a plein-air painting class at Oak Ledge Park in Burlington, VT

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Holiday Studio Party
Dec
18
6:00 PM18:00

Holiday Studio Party

This is my welcome-home studio-warming holiday party! Come help me celebrate moving home to Vermont. Tasty food and drink will be served, and lots of art will be on the walls for you to check out, maybe even take some home for holiday gifts. 

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