The mission of this class is to give experienced artists a time and place to work out their own vision with aid from an instructor experienced with a variety of art materials and styles. Student should have experience with their medium of choice.
In this intermediate to advanced pastel class, we explore techniques and ideas to help each student develop and mature their artistic voice. New techniques and ideas are presented through demonstrations and group talks given by Master Pastelist Brooke Allison. You will choose your subject matter, working from photographs, still life composition or your imagination.
Bring your passion for landscape painting to new heights in this guided, open studio, all media class. Using your own reference materials, learn how to identify and convey the essence of your landscape subjects— respond by interpreting vs. copying. Develop more intuitive, spontaneous ways of seeing. Paint with greater emotion and purpose. Additional topics include composition and design, color exploration, qualities of light and shadow, value contrasts, edge control, aerial perspective. Maximum 10 students, familiar with their chosen medium.
Explore the world of pure pigment on handmade boards that make painting an exhilarating experience for any pastelist! This workshop is available to students of all levels. Enjoy painting and learning in a relaxed atmosphere with demos and critiques included and an emphasis on composition, drawing and color temperature. Chris will also share over 40 years of art direction experience to teach you how to take better reference photos to work from or to submit for digital competition entry. Work on your own surface or Chris’s hand made black boards which will be for sale at the workshops for nominal fees.
Students may pay a NON-REFUNDABLE $100 deposit for this workshop. Balance will be due December 15. Withdrawals will not be refunded after December 15.
Learn to use pastel to make paintings from direct observation, working from still life and photo reference. Start with making a value sketch, and learn how to translate color into values. Make your own color wheel from the three primaries and learn how to use color theory for your paintings. Each class begins with a demo, then independent working time with one-on-one help from instructor. Class works from a still life using easels. This class is perfect for the person who has a set of soft pastel but not quite sure how to use them, or an artist wanting to try a new medium.
In this class, pastel students will learn how to capture atmospheric light (sunsets and light effects) from photo reference, how to paint translucent light in cut glass bowls, reflective metal surfaces, and other advanced pastel topics from still life. Students should be familiar with pastels and comfortable with still life and photo reference. One class will be en plein air painting the sunset as it happens.
Learn to use pastels to make beautiful and realistic paintings from direct observation. Learn about pastel hardnesses, paper tooth, and substrates. Layer pastel to create your own color wheel from primaries, and how to use a complementary palette.
Thematic painting classes open to oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylics. Each class starts with a demonstration, followed by one-on-one help in your own media. Step-by-step instruction as well as open time to work on your own. Make a completed painting each class based on supplied photos of Blue Heron, Flamingo, Ibises, Egrets, Pelican and Sand Pipers.
Thematic painting classes open to oil, pastel, watercolor and acrylics. Each class starts with a demonstration, followed by one-on-one help in your own media. Step-by-step instruction as well as open time to do your own thing. Make a completed painting each class based on photos (supplied) of beach sunsets, beautiful clouds, storms, and water reflections.
Thematic painting classes open to oil, pastel, watercolor, and acrylics. Each class starts with a demonstration, followed by one-on-one help in your own media. Step-by-step instruction as well as open time to do your own thing. Make a completed painting each class based on supplied photos of Hibiscus, Bird of Paradise, Magnolia, Orchid, Sunflower, and Water Hyacinth.
Learn pastel painting techniques using hard and soft pastels. This is a “how to” class for beginners with demonstrations and lots of individual instruction. If you already know “how to”, you’ll learn “what now”—taking your pastel painting to its next level. Working from still life subjects and your own photo references, you will learn the basics of composition, values, the use of cool and warm colors, and much more.
Find new life in works you've started to paint! Create new work that wows! Cut loose and explore because anything is possible! What to expect: 2 experienced and fun instructors (Lorraine Potocki and Candy Schultheis), limitless exploration, enthusiastic encouragement. You are welcome to work in the 2D medium of your choice or play with something new.
In this intermediate class you will explore several different approaches to perfecting your painting skills in portraiture and still life using pastel, charcoal or oils. You'll learn how to create beautifully accurate portraits from photographs. Students may also opt to paint from a still-life of various objects and learn how to paint flowers and shiny surfaces like brass and silver. We will focus on color mixing, tonal values, edges, and accurate drawing.
In this class, you will learn the fundamental principles of portrait painting from life using direct painting methods. We will concentrate on proper proportion, values, skin tones, and getting a likeness. The instructor will give step by step demonstrations and lots of individual instruction from how to begin the initial drawing through mixing beautiful skin tones and atmospheric backgrounds. We will have two models for three weeks each.