Shawn Dell Joyce

Pastel Techniques PA111

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

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

Levels: Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00

Learn the basics of pastel painting in 6 classes. Find out what different brands are alike, hardnesses of pastel and different surfaces and paper “tooths.” 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. 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.
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: $180.00

Non-Member: $210.00

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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Learn to Draw in 4 Hours W-DR108

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

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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Crash Course in Portraiture W-DR204

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

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

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $75.00

Non-Member: $95.00

Get a crash course in proportions of the human head, capturing a likeness, and techniques to simplify facial features. Work from proportion charts developed by court portrait artists in the Renaissance era, for profile and full face. See how beautifully proportionate human beings are, then make a detailed sketch of a profile portrait, and a full face portrait from a photo reference (supplied). Once you get the hang of it, we will work from live models using pencil and charcoal. Open to beginners and advanced. Materials supplied, or bring your own pad of charcoal paper, 2B or 4B pencil, charcoal or conte’. 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 - 9:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Downtown Dunedin

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. The painting area is near restrooms and very safe. Ages 17 and up.

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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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Crash Course in Color Theory W-PT122

Instructor: Joyce, Shawn Dell

Day of Week: Sat 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! Ages 17 and up.

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