Shawn Dell Joyce

Pastel Techniques PA111

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

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

Levels: Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Learn how to use soft pastel to create different effects from transparent glass to polished copper. Use different strokes and tools with pastel to create different effects like optical mixing and layering. Work with new tools, and under paintings, fixatives, and framing techniques. Great class for someone learning pastel who wants to hone their skills and become a better artist.
Ages 17 and up.

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Advanced Pastel Techniques PA302

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

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

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $167.00

Non-Member: $197.00

Take your pastel painting to the next level with new techniques like soft blending to create light effects like sunsets, textural layering like seagrasses and special effects like mist & fog, gleaming light, and iridescent sparkle. Work from my photo to learn the technique, then your own photo to perfect the technique and make it your own. Learn amazing tricks and techniques from a pro! Take home samples of Mount Vision Pastels, and Ampersand Pastelbord.
Ages 17 and up.

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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.
Ages 17 and up.

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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.
Ages 17 and up.

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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 Florida Wildlife in Habitat PT124

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

Paint the Florida bayous, beaches, and beautiful areas and the creatures that inhabit them! Each class will feature a different species from Herons, Egrets and Sandpipers to gators, turtles and underwater scenes. We will work from the same reference photos as a group using any medium you wish (oil, acrylic, pastel, watercolor) and make a finished piece each day. Learn how to combine reference photos, how to match light and time of day on the animal, capture texture of fur and feathers and create a beautiful painting inspired by the world around us!
Ages 17 and up.

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Painting Waves and Beach Scenes PT125

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 ocean waves, and capture the sparkle of light on the water, seafoam, troughs and crests. Make 6 paintings of 6 different ocean and beach scenes and learn how to capture the drama and motion of crashing waves, water reflection, texture and surface, perspective of waves and sky. A beginner level painting class is required before taking this class.
Ages 17 and up.

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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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Figures in the Landscape and on the Beach PT216

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: $196.00

Learn to add a figure into a landscape or beach scene. See how to match the light from the landscape and reflect it on the figure. Start with learning about color temperature, sight sizing and scaling, and light logic. Start with supplied photo references, and end with using your own photos in your own choice of scene. We will be painting beach scenes, fishing scenes, fields and forests, and other beautiful landscapes with figures added to the composition.
Ages 17 and up.

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Learn to Draw in 4 Hours W-DR108

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

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.
Ages 17 and up.

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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. All materials supplied!

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Painting Palm Trees & Flamingos in Pastel W-PA103

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Learn the techniques and steps to make this palm tree painting then add pink flamingos with accurate shadows and light. Great way to learn how to paint palms and Florida's most famous non-indigenous bird!
Ages 17 and up.

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Portraits from Life in Pastel W-PA104

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Learn how to paint a portrait in pastel from a live model! Start with proportion basics, watch a live demonstration, then paint your own version of the model. One-on-one help and lots of demonstrations and individual attention.
Ages 17 and up.

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Pastel Ocean Wave W-PA105

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $65.00

Non-Member: $85.00

Paint a beautiful Florida Gulf coast wave in pastel! Follow along step-by-step with Shawn Dell Joyce as she takes you through the process and techniques to paint this wave.
Ages 17 and up.

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Pastel Portraits from Photos W-PA106

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 make a pastel portrait from your own photo. This is a great class for those wishing to make a gift portrait for the holidays. Learn the basics of proportion and portraiture, how to create skin tones and life-like values. Lots of individual help and secret technique to help you get started.
Ages 17 and up.

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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: Sat 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Mat'l/Lab 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, then 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.
Ages 17 and up.

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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 provided, 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: Sat 10:00 am - 2:00 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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Figures on the Beach with Sorolla! W-PT209

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Fri 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate

Location: TBD

Member Tuition: $85.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Model Fee:   $20.00

This is a plein air figure painting workshop that happens on the beach with a live model. Learn about the artist Joaquim Sorolla and see examples of his figure paintings on the beach and learn how he sees color temperature differently than other artists. Then try your hand at “Painting the color of light” on the beach en plein air with a live model in a flowing white gown.
The instructor will contact students with the meeting locations. Part of this workshop will be held at a local beach. Students must have transportation and dress accordingly.
Ages 17 and up.

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