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WORKSHOPS OUT OF TOWN
Here is a wonderful opportunity to explore the luminosity and versatility of watercolor! Beginners get a strong foundation in fundamental painting approaches, including traditional and innovative wash techniques. Variety of subject matter. Intermediate painters work more independently with emphasis on color and design sensitivity. Please contact the instructor for more information and the materials list.
Portrait Drawing and Painting
Jody Mattison, Instructor
Mondays 1:30 – 4:30
Jan 7 – Mar 11, no class Jan 21, Feb 18 8 sessions
$360 includes all model fees
max enrollment 8, minimum 5 no exceptions
Intensive portrait drawing. Focus is on continual improvement of drawing techniques through intensive practice. Class will include demonstrations, individual help and critique. Class is now limited to eight to ensure increased individual help.
New students will begin by drawing with charcoal and graphite, continuing students have the opportunity to move into paint and/or pastel. Topics will be varied and include:
blocking in, abstract shapes, light and shadow, artistic anatomy of the head, neck and shoulders, measuring, angles, proportion, ‘eyeballing’, creating 3-dimensionality, rendering techniques.
email firstname.lastname@example.org to register
or call 925-997-3315
Intersession drop-in day: Dec. 10 $31
Winter quarter: Jan 7 – Mar 18, no class Jan 21, Feb 18
9 classes, $280
We love to paint! Come paint in a fun and supportive environment. In this class we will explore the multitude of various aspects that go into developing a successful painting. Sessions include demos, exercises, and individualized instruction. If you have previous work, please plan to bring one of your recent pieces to the first class and come prepared to paint.
Intersession drop-in day: Dec. 11 $31
Winter quarter: Jan 8 – Mar 19, no class Feb 19 10 classes, $310
Beginning to paint, either if you have never done so before or haven’t done so in years can be difficult. This class will start by helping you select a medium and then move through teaching you the basics of how to use the medium you’ve selected. It will also cover drawing basics (under every painting is a drawing), mixing color, use of brushes, application of paint and more. Materials: to be purchased after 2nd week. Instructor provides materials for first 2 classes. Students with own supplies should bring them to the first class to help with subsequent purchases.
This class is for continuing artists who want to introduce fresh visual elements into drawings and paintings. One of the amazing qualities of the soft pastel medium is its versatility, which combines well with watercolor, acrylics, oils and all drawing media (colored pencils, graphite, charcoal, marking pens and ink). Traditional and innovative processes will be covered.
This is a master class, in which developed artists work on a combination of both designated and independent projects. This class never repeats itself, it is a growing entity. Recommended for continuing artists who will find benefit in an intimate group work setting with informal critique and an instructor presence.
Drop Ins welcome, $35 per class
Drawing the human body is the best way to improve all drawing skills. During the class we go from quick gestures to long poses, training the eye to observe and draw what we see. Lectures and instruction will cover techniques, composition, tone and shading, and more. There will be discussion of basic human anatomy. We will work from live undraped models. More advanced students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of mixed and multi-media. Students should have charcoal and large drawing pad (18×24) for the first class.
All levels are welcome from beginner to advanced. Adults 18 or older (or high school juniors or seniors with written parent permission).
to register contact David Hill at Seekeerr@aol.com
Intersession drop-in day: Dec. 13 $31
Winter quarter: Jan 10 – Mar 21, no class Feb 21 10 classes, $310
Painting is fun, exciting, challenging, and rewarding. Come explore the multitude of various aspects that go into developing a successful painting. Sessions will include demos, exercises, and individualized instruction. If you have previous work, please bring one of your recent pieces to the first class and come prepared to paint.
If it’s Thursday , we will be there with a professional model every week and welcome you to join us. Just drop-in whenever you can!
Bring your acrylics, watercolors, oils, pencils, or pastels (no heavy solvents) to our congenial open studio and join us to explore diverse approaches to depicting the figure. Creativity flourishes in a supportive small group environment. Sensitive feedback optional at end of class.
No instruction. Pay when you arrive.
We often start with 5 two minute nude poses followed by a long pose (usually draped), paint or draw as you like. No heavy solvents. There is no instruction, we all paint differently and have an optional critique at the end of class.
Easels and tables provided.
For additional information contact:
Lynn Glenn 510-697-8041, email@example.com
Intersession drop-in day: Dec. 14 $31
Winter quarter: Jan 11 – Mar 22, no class Feb 22 10 classes, $310
The first step in all art is learning to draw. Learning to draw with confidence is the desire of every artist. This course is designed to provide the basics of drawing and to help develop your confidence in all areas of drawing. Whether you have never drawn before, believe you can’t draw (you can!), or want to improve the drawing skills that you already have, this course is for you. We will cover all the basics: value, proportion, perspective, and composition. We will also work on line quality, expressing texture, creating space, and using design principles in our drawings. Lessons will include exposure to a variety of drawing materials and mediums. Individualized attention and instruction provided.
Materials list: 18″ X 24″ pad of newsprint (rough, not smooth), a sketch board (large enough for your pad of paper, large clip preferred), willow charcoal , a kneaded eraser, and a chamois (may be purchased from instructor for $3). A sketchbook journal for personal notes and drawings is a plus, but not a requirement
The theme of this new experimental class is the human face. We will look at historical and contemporary examples of portraiture and experiment with a myriad of ways to construct, deconstruct and consider new approaches to the human portrait. We will focus on identity and ideas of the individual through process and materials. Emphasis is placed on experimentation and discovery. Our mediums will include drawing , painting, collage and non-traditional use of 2D materials. Students are encouraged to experiment with techniques in order to explore how making influences meaning.
Pre-register: 925 947-5773/ firstname.lastname@example.org
2018: Nov 3, 10, 17; 2019: Jan 12, 26, Feb 9, Mar 2, 16
Please give me your name by Sunday prior to the outing and I will email our location for the upcoming Saturday. Limited to 8 students.
$20 for students enrolled in any of my classes; $25 for all others
WORKSHOPS OUT OF TOWN
Reserve your spot for March 19 – 27, 2019!
Come join me on our seventh painting excursion to beautiful Costa Rica…
Spend a relaxing week in the beautiful coastal region of Guanacaste, painting on the beach in your sarong, sipping cocktails while we watch the sunset on the Pacific. There’s plenty of time to paint, play and sightsee!
Tuition $550 not inc room/board and travel
email for brochure/details
For information: email@example.com or 925-997-3315