Learn to use soft 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.
Want to be a plein air artist and capture that beautiful light? This workshop 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. Class includes one additional optional nocturne painting class happening at night in downtown Dunedin.
You may work in the medium of your choice.
Learn the basics of still life painting; how to draw objects in correct proportion to teach other, tips for making symmetrical objects like wine glasses and bottles, ways to paint transparent objects like glass, and shiny surfaces like metal and fruit. Each class starts with a demo in pastel or oil, followed by painting time with one-on-one help as needed. Open to all media. Classical still lifes with an emphasis on beach themes, complementary colors, and direct observation, color temperature and skill building.
Have you always wanted to learn how to paint? This class covers the basics from value sketch, color mixing (making all the colors in the color wheel from the primaries), brushwork and applying paint to canvas, and techniques for blending and creating beautiful paintings from photos. Beach scene photos supplied or you may bring your own.
Materials can be purchased (see supply list) or students can pay a $20 materials fee to the instructor.
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 "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.
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.
Students will learn to use painting knives to create paintings of sailboats with colorful water reflections from photos. Learn how to mix paint and make interesting effects with knives. Choose which sailboat you wish to paint, and follow along step-by-step, learn the techniques, then paint independently. Open to oil and acrylic painters. All materials are supplied.
Students are required to wear a mask while in the building. Temperatures will be taken upon entry with a touchless thermometer.
Want to paint outdoors but not sure how to start, or what equipment you need? Join award-winning plein air artist Shawn Dell Joyce as she shows you the basics of plein air painting. Learn how to make a value sketch, plan your painting, and capture the light in 1 hour. This workshop starts with an introduction to equipment, and a demonstration by the artist in how to translate a value sketch into a finished painting. After a lunch break at the Palm Cafe, students will paint their own plein air painting with one-on-one help. All materials will be supplied. Meet on the lawn by the Dunedin Fine Art Center.
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. Meet at Dunedin Fine Art Center at 10am, break for lunch at noon at Edgewater park downtown Dunedin, then on the beach directly in front of the sailing club building at Dunedin Marina.