Registrations for workshops requires a yearly membership which covers administration costs. You will receive email updates on our latest offerings. General membership is $30. Student and senior memberships are $25. Family memberships are $60. Registrations can be accomplished online with payment button under each class or you can mail in a check with the registration form here (PDF Registration Form). Deposit/Cancellation Policy at bottom.
Learn how to paint a realistic still-life in a supportive, academic, inspiring environment. The goal of the course is to introduce artists to the representational painting world, understand the observational painting process, and come away with a beautiful painting. Working from life in the sight-size method (no gridding, tracing, or projecting- only drawing from life), students will learn how to overcome the challenges of painting a variety of objects, including cloth, metal, wood, glass, or perishables, and how to push past visual limits to extend the illusion of depth and realism. We explore line, shape, form, color, texture, edges, composition, and a logical process that makes creating this type of work streamlined and obtainable. Relevant short demonstrations will be given each day, and as students work on their painting they will be guided and critiqued suited to their individual pace and needs. Besides watching, painting, lectures, and critiques, Christina's much-loved handouts further enhance the learning experience. You will come away knowing how to confidently paint a still life from start to finish, including how to use the sight-size method, draw and paint with accuracy, mix and match exact colors, use mediums in layers, deal with sinking-in, care for palettes and brushes, set up a still life, set up studio lighting, promote the archival nature of your painting, varnish, and more. Gain confidence no matter your prior experience, and feel satisfied knowing that everything learned here will translate well into drawing or painting any subject from life.
If you are taking the class for the second time, you have the option to learn how to paint red drapery. It is a completely different glazing technique.
If you are taking the class for a second time and don’t want to paint red drapery, you have the option to set up your own still life with your own objects.
Course outline and material list upon request.
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Over the three days, students will strengthen their drawing skills and anatomical knowledge through drawing the figure from life. The class will begin with a series of short poses leading to one long pose for the three day workshop. The instructor will guide the participants through the drawing process with demonstrations and individual critiques.
The process begins with the block-in stage, which aims to capture the dynamic gesture through accurate proportion, shape design and structural anatomy. After the block-in, students will move into modeling form through an understanding of the light source.
Comparative measurement, structural anatomy, materials, light and form will be discussed. Artists of all skill levels are encouraged to join. Model fee included.
Tyler has studied with Colleen Barry at Grand Central Academy.
September 11-14 9:30 - 4:30
Learn to use color to express emotion, personality, and your unique sense of beauty. This four day workshop will offer techniques for beginners to advanced students. We will cover accurate drawing, proportion, composition, and of course, COLOR! Come to class with an artist in mind!
Emphasis will be on balancing accurate observation of light, form and anatomy - with color expression.
September 26- 28, 2019 9:30 - 4:30
Join S. Carolina landscape painter, Richard Coyne in this 3-day plein air workshop about understanding perceptual color, color temperature and how it determines pictorial volume on the picture plane. Whether one paints using local color, perspective and atmospherics or strives to create depth on the picture plane using color temperature and perceptual color, think Cezanne, if you paint as a photorealist, impressionist or abstract painter, understanding color temperature is the key to creating volume in the rectangle.
This workshop will stretch you, take you out of your comfort zone but understanding and applying what you learn over time will deepen and enrich your painting experience. One on one instruction throughout the day by the instructor.
You will receive some instructions to prepare and execute two exercises, the results of which you will bring with you the first day. This is to save time and maximize the time for painting in the workshop. You will receive the instructions and materials list approximately two weeks before the workshop to allow you to schedule your time to complete the exercises.
October 2-5, 2019 9:30 - 4:30
This workshop is inspired by the Dutch Breakfast Still Life (Ontbijtjes). This type of still life painting developed in the 17th century and while the word “ontbijtjes” is Dutch for breakfast, it was more thought of as “a light meal taken at any time of day”.
We will spend the first day setting up our compositions, drawing and transferring. The second day will be used to complete the grisailles. The remainder of time will be spent completing each part with color. Justin will work with everyone individually throughout the week.
Deposits are required for all classes and workshops in the amount of half the tuition to secure limited spots. Full payment is due two weeks before the start of the session. All cancellations must be made 2 weeks before the start of a class or workshop. We are not responsible for issuing refunds, credits or transfers for classes/workshops missed due to illness, emergencies or events beyond our control. If a workshop is cancelled by us, all money will be promptly refunded.