Painting

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Calendar 2017 - 2018

Painting: The Essential Elements

Henry Finkelstein

Mondays
12:30pm - 3:30pm

Explore your potential as you handle the material of oil paint. Learn to stretch canvases, prepare surfaces, and clean brushes correctly. Become acquainted with the language of painting through different approaches to working from life. Historical examples will be presented. While not necessary, the student is encouraged to continue for the 16-week semester. Being a structured 16 week course, in which one exercise leads to another. It runs through the first and second quarters and repeats again through the third and fourth quarters. Students can enter in the second or the fourth quarter as long as they understand that some of the information will have already been covered.


$300

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Figure Painting

Eric Michelson

Mondays
7pm - 10pm

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Saturdays
9am - 12pm

Explore the rich variety of figure painting methods by looking at the underlying structure of the human form and means of achieving a vivid, varied surface that truly brings the form to life. Explore a rich variety of methods, including brushwork, knife techniques, glazing, and anatomy. Develop a critical eye by de emphasizing distracting details to construct a compelling image. All levels welcome.


$300

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Advanced Total Painting

Maurizio Pellegrin

Wednesdays
9:30am - 12:30pm

Explore a variety of media in this intensive, transformative learning experience for artists ready to work at the professional level. Lectures, conceptual study, and studio activity will encompass your painting. You’ll be encouraged to use any technique and embark on your own individual projects.


$360

Figure: Painting the Model in Costume, with a Focus on Portrait

Gabriela Dellosso

Mondays
4pm - 7pm

Paint or draw the human figure in costume, delving into themes such as historical dress, the use of hats, musical instruments, and other evocative or historically significant props. Develop a fuller understanding of light and shadow, warm and cool colors, sculptural strokes, and simple, expressive shapes while using the painting medium of your choice, including oil, pastel, or watercolor. There will be a focus on creating the portrait; it will teach the student to draw and paint facial features more accurately and 3-dimensionally. The instructor will analyze the structure of the eyes, nose, mouth, cheeks, chin, and ears. For oil painters, we will provide you with a painting medium that is non-toxic and allows painters to achieve wonderful results without toxic fumes. We will be using a refined non-toxic linseed oil in this class as an oil painting medium. Open to all levels.


$300

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Contemporary Figure Painting

Kristy Gordon

Tuesdays
9am - 12pm

Learn to create unique and personal paintings while working from a live model. This class engages students in a studio practice that explores the technical and theoretical creation of works of art. There will be a mixed focus on portraiture and nude figure painting throughout the semester. The course will progress from observation and analysis of painting the live model, to the integration of imagination and personal expression into your work. Students will be encouraged to utilize composition, color, cropping, and context to develop their own visual language in their work. Classes will include demonstrations, discussions and individual instruction at the easel. Discussions and handouts will cover the stages to developing a painting, comparative measuring, proportion, and structure, as well as appropriation and the use of photography as reference material. Open to all levels. The instructor will be present on Tuesdays.


$300

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Figure and Composition:
Complete Traditional Skills

Edmond Rochat

Mondays - Wednesdays
4pm - 7pm

This class will introduce historically based skills and concepts for figure drawing and oil painting. Each lesson will discuss principles such as proportion or gesture and clearly define and demonstrate a path to improvement. The instructor will start by showing how to simplify the subject into accurate shapes and values which are essential for achieving a likeness of the subject. Later, discussion surrounding light, anatomy, and color will help bring refinement and resolution to the painting or drawing. Students unfamiliar with these concepts will begin by drawing in graphite pencil, and more advanced students may work in oils. The model will assume the same pose for multiple sessions so that each lesson can be thoroughly implemented and understood. The instructor will be present on Mondays and Wednesdays.


$780

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Painting and Drawing with Mixed Media

Michele Liebler

Wednesdays
1pm - 4pm

Experiment with a variety of mediums in combination with various type of surfaces. Students can use Graphite, Gouache, Watercolor, Oil paint and Colored Pencils in this class. The surface directly influences mark making whether your style is traditional or contemporary. Many different artists used mixed media such as Degas, Romare Bearden, Jasper John, Jim Dine and Rauschenberg just to name a few. The combinations are endless, but the basic idea is to combine and layer materials to create unique works. Students will be encouraged to work from their choice of subjects such as still life, figure, designs and their own sketches. The point of this class is for students to discover their own visual language. Beginners to advance students are welcomed.


$550

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Classical Painting: The Techniques

Eric Michelson

Wednesdays
7pm - 10pm

Focus on traditional oil painting techniques that are rarely taught but incredibly useful for painters of all styles. Experiment with underpainting and grisaille techniques, as well as alla prima exercises to improve your understanding of composition, value, and color. The goal will be to explore the rich variety of painting approaches and methods used since the Renaissance. All levels are welcome.


$300

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Abstraction: Development of Language and Imagery

Peter Bonner

Wednesdays - Fridays
9am - 12pm

We will explore the issues central to Abstract Painting and the function of Drawing in developing one’s own language. This class focusses on developing each artists passion to make abstract art through a range of activities, studying in particular how to explore one’s inspiration and ideas via process and using a language specific to each artist to develop coherent abstract images. Artists are encouraged to work from source material that is personal to them and these will be developed with particular emphasis on drawing and awareness of the visual language while making. It is anticipated that each artist will develop a deeper understanding of their own inclinations and the role they play in their painting. Open to all levels. The instructor will be present on Thursdays and Fridays.


$750

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Individual Painting: The Studio Practice

Davide Cantoni

Thursdays & Fridays
1pm - 4pm

This class will help you to start or continue the practice and criticism of painting. Open-ended exercises stimulate creative and technical growth, while individual instruction can help you develop your awareness of critical concepts. Students work individually with the instructor and then come together for a group discussion once a month. What does it take to be creative, self- expressive, conceptually sound and an innovator in today’s Art world? You will work to develop your personal project to create work that has both visual and conceptual impact. Please note that this class does not use a model. The instructor will be present on Fridays.


$550

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Abstract Painting: The Process

Cathy Choi

Fridays
1pm - 4pm

This class emphasizes process in Abstract Painting. Through theme based exercises, the class together creates variations in a particular focus, using primarily acrylic, charcoal, and ink. Develop your own intuitive responses by placing greater emphasis on spontaneity and visual sensation by using repetition, color, line, and lyricism.


$300

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Abstract Painting: The Essential

Christopher Rose

Saturdays
1pm - 4pm

Through classroom practice and art historical study students will begin to experiment with the How’s and Why’s of abstract painting. Students will research, share and discuss modern and contemporary works of art and discuss their relevance and importance in the ongoing dialogue of art history while developing their own body of work. Students will be introduced to a variety of experimental techniques and practices and be encouraged to work to develop their own methods of painting. Open to all levels.


$300

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Contemporary Still Life and Portrait for Beginners

Michele Liebler

Saturdays
9am - 12pm

Students in this course will explore and practice painting techniques to create exciting and compelling still lifes and portraits with oil paint. Traditional and contemporary approaches will be discussed while learning the fundamentals of color, form, composition, proportions, and perspective. Develop what it takes to make images happen and make them come alive. Experiment with different techniques step-by- step instruction in glazing, knife painting, dry brush, broken color, and wet-in-wet aint to enhance a personal creative expression. Students will be encouraged to do a series of paintings while elaborating on their own visual language. This course will help beginners and be informative to advance students.


$300

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Advanced Studio

Maurizio Pellegrin

Mondays - Wednesdays
1pm - 4pm

In this intensive, transformative learning experience for artists ready to work at the professional level, we will explore a variety of new media. Lectures, conceptual study, and studio activity will encompass painting, drawing, sculpture, and installation, as well as photography and video. You’ll be encouraged to use any technique and embark on your own individual projects. The instructor will be present two days of the week.


$900

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