This class offers a practical approach to techniques used in oil painting. Students are taught to explore and examine their own painting methods through the still life and other references including photography. Color theory, use of mediums, composition and content will be the subject of individual critiques and group discussions.
This workshop will focus on watercolor techniques: wet on wet, dry brush, glazing, lifting off, dropping in color, and washes. Studying the techniques of master watercolorists J.M. Turner, Winslow Homer, Andrew Wyeth and John Sargent, students will learn how to paint atmospheric effects, seascapes and landscapes as well as the fundamentals of composition.
Focusing on life drawing from a live model, students will learn basic drawing skills and concepts including use of materials, composition, line, mass and form, shading, perspective and foreshortening. Work will be done in charcoal, conte, and graphite or pastel & painting mediums.