Shawn Dell Joyce

Classical Training for Artists (Evening) PT101

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Mon 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Learn the same way the Old Masters learned, and how they taught their apprentices. Students will start with basic composition skills by working from direct observation. Draw your subject, then paint it. Learn traditional skills like sight-size drawing, color mixing and color theory, color temperatures and values, and study how light falls on objects and people. This class is progressive, starting with basics like shape and form, then brush skills and exercises to learn the purpose of different brushes, and working from limited palette, and grisaille (painting in shades of gray). Practice tonality by painting shapes and blocks then translating that to complex shapes like seashells and still life. Work from Caravaggio’s values and chiaroscuro painting, Rembrandt’s edges and forms, Sorolla’s color temperature, and DaVinci’s proportions. Perfect class for a motivated beginner who wants to learn the skills to paint and develop their own style. Students will be working on easels in this class.

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Classical Training for Artists PT102

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Thur 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Learn the same way the Old Masters learned, and how they taught their apprentices. Students will start with basic composition skills by working from direct observation. Draw your subject, then paint it. Learn traditional skills like sight-size drawing, color mixing and color theory, color temperatures and values, and study how light falls on objects and people. This class is progressive, starting with basics like shape and form, then brush skills and exercises to learn the purpose of different brushes, and working from limited palette, and grisaille (painting in shades of gray). Practice tonality by painting shapes and blocks then translating that to complex shapes like seashells and still life. Work from Caravaggio’s values and chiaroscuro painting, Rembrandt’s edges and forms, Sorolla’s color temperature, and DaVinci’s proportions. Perfect class for a motivated beginner who wants to learn the skills to paint and develop their own style. Students will be working on easels in this class.

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Plein Air Adventure PT112

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Wed 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Want to be a plein air artist and capture that beautiful light? This class covers the basics of plein air painting starting with thumbnail sketches for composition and value, using a viewfinder, sketching in 5 values, and transferring that sketch to paper. Then working up a painting from dark to light, and evaluating for correct value, perspective and proportion.
Learn how to meet the challenges of working in plein air, changing light and quick, alla prima painting by working with a plein air pro. In each class, you will make a few studies (color and value) and a finished painting. This class meets at various offsite locations in Pinellas County. The instructor will contact students in regards to meeting locations. Class includes one additional optional nocturne painting class happening at night in downtown Dunedin.

You may work in the medium of your choice.

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Painting Boats in Any Medium PT215

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Thur 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Learn to paint all types of boat from a row of sailboats at a marina to fishing boats, sponge boats, and row boats! Choose your subjects from supplied references or bring your own. Work in any medium (oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic) and learn how to sight measurements, guage perspective and create the illusion of depth, capture realistic water reflection and texture. Make a painting each class period by following certain steps. Receive one-on-one help and peer evaluations. Students should have some painting experience.

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Learn to Draw in 4 Hours W-DR108

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Fri 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Learn the basics of drawing including starting with simple forms, seeing and capturing 5 values to shade accurately and create the illusion of realism. Learn how to "sight" to get proper perspective and the illusion of depth. Get your own copies of proportion charts and learn how portrait painters to Renaissance kings and queens were able to get accurate likenesses. Draw from direct observation and create beautiful, dimensional sketches! All materials supplied.

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Learn to use Pastel in 4 hours W-PA102

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Wed 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

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.

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Nocturnes in Plein Air Workshop W-PT114

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Fri 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: TBD

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Learn to capture the night! Nocturne painting has its own set of rules to capture the romance and intrigue hidden in the dark. Meet on site and paint with award-winning nocturne painter Shawn Dell Joyce to learn the tips and tricks of painting at night in public. Class will meet in downtown Dunedin before dark for demo and info session, then paint after dark for 2.5 hours. Instructor will demonstrate in pastel but welcomes all media (watercolor, oil, acrylic, pastel). You’ll create a finished piece, a value sketch and a color study. Painting area is near restrooms and very safe.

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Crash Course in Oil Painting W-PT119

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Mat'l Fee:   $20.00

Learn the basics of painting in oil from direct observation. We will start off with simple exercises to learn how to mix colors from the basic primary colors, make our own color wheel, how to use color temperature, and to see color as values. We will make value sketches and learn ways to draw what we see on canvas, the match the color by mixing three colors to get every color we use. We will make two small studies and a larger finished painting. Perfect beginner course for learning the basics of mixing oils, brushwork, how to paint independently and follow along step-by-step, get individual instruction and group participation.

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Nocturnes in the Studio W-PT121

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Thur 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Learn how to paint the night! All rules of art go out the window when you are painting after dark. Work in the classroom during the day and learn to paint nocturnes from photos. Make a complete painting from start to finish, and learn how to mix cool silvery moonlight, and warm tungsten streetlight. Learn what gear to use for plein air.. Expect to make two paintings, one sunset and one nocturne. Photo references provide or bring your own. Sign up for plein air workshop the following night for a plein air experience.

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Crash Course in Color Theory W-PT122

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Learn to see color as value and how to use color to illicit an emotional response from your viewers. Make your own color wheel, and learn how to mix all the colors from the three primaries. Learn about color temperature and how to use warm and cool colors. Learn about complementary palettes and how to neutralize with the complements. This course will change your attitude and use of color forever!

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Painting from Life W-PT123

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Fri 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Learn the basics of painting in 4 hours. Make a painting from direct observation (by looking at what you see) and learn to paint with accurate value, color mixing and perspective. Art skills you will learn include composition, foreground/background and where to begin, and creating the illusion of depth and perspective in your paintings. Drawing skills include how to transfer a drawing to a canvas, value scales and value sketching, and starting with simple shapes. Learn how to mix and match color, and make your own color wheel. Learn how to use different brushes and what they are for. Learn how to use sighting to draw in perspective and self-evaluate your own work and grow as an artist. A great class for learning the basics! All materials are provided.

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