Continuing Education . Classes
Serial Painting and Drawing
Making artwork in a series is a method of expression that artists have employed for hundreds of years. Working in a serial manner is a valuable practice which encourages exploration and expansion of ideas while providing structured parameters within which to work. In this course we will examine and discuss concepts behind serial artwork and create a body of work which employs these principles. Creative experimentation is encouraged using the painting or drawing media of the student’s choice. This course is open to beginning through advanced students.
Still Life Painting
Using oil paints and traditional methods, students will develop 2 different paintings on canvas of various still life arrangements. This class is beneficial for any level of artist. The beginner will learn basic drawing, composition, color theory, and paint handling. The intermediate to advanced will greatly benefit from a refresher course in fundamentals. The style and techniques taught and demonstrated will be grounded in realism, however expressive brush strokes and Impressionist styles are encouraged.
Visual Trickery: Drawing Like Escher
Forget everything you have thought about the way things should appear and work. In this mixed media class we will be inspired by the works of M.C. Escher, as we create mind bending images that defy the rules of logic, size, space and distance to fool the eye. Learn how shadows, sizes and multiple perspectives can be used to manipulate and confuse your visual perceptions of reality. You will use a wide range of source materials from photography and collage to color and drawing to alter realism and make the impossible seemingly possible.
Watercolor Landscapes will introduce the foundations of working with watercolor paints in the studio environment. Watercolor painting makes use of transparent washes and in doing so allows for a bright image. A painting made with watercolor paints uses the white paper as a mirror to reflect and capture a luminous quality. Topics discussed and demonstrated in class are color theory, paint application, painting techniques, and paint manipulation. Each example will incorporate a new color theory lesson and a painting technique. You will be shown how to paint elements found in the landscape such as skies, rural and cosmopolitan environments, trees, and water. Many small quick paintings and fast dry time permits for a wide range of tricks and topics to explore. Almost all of the paintings are guided with a step by step process from beginning to end. Both group and individual attention will aid in your painting’s focus and direction. The beginner and novice painter will be encouraged.