Figure drawing is a cornerstone of artistic training. The figure presents many technical issues including form, structure, foreshortening and more. Stripped of the cultural baggage of clothing, the nude figure can express every aspect of humanity, from the heroic to the pathetic.
Join us every Wednesday for our life drawing session that focuses on the figure. This uninstructed session is great for students young and old. Starting with shorter poses to warm up your artistic brain, we range from 2 minute poses to 20 minute poses. All mediums are welcome. Easels, benches, and refreshments are provided. Please bring your own paper and drawing materials. Derwent has provided Charcoal, Pastel, Graphite and other drawing pencils for attendees to try out during the session.
We request courtesy, maturity, and respect to the model and other artists. Photography is not allowed. We promote an open atmosphere where artists can interact, view, discuss, and encourage each other. Please note that models are subject to change without notice.
Registration is $15 per person, per session. $45 for four sessions (buy three get one free), $75 for 8 sessions (buy five get three free) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions! When you sign up for either pass, stop by Art Supply Warehouse to pick up your pass for entry to the life drawing session. Limited seats are available, sign up today!
Your upcoming models Wednesday afternoon 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.-
Your upcoming models Wednesday evening 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.-
Join us Sunday evenings for long pose sessions. During this session the model will strike one pose for the entire session. This allows the attendee to make an advanced study of the figure or portrait. With a longer pose one can not only study the figure, but focus on color issues as well. Painting from life rather than a picture can achieve more realistic results. This session is designed for painters, pastel artists, and anyone who desires time for a more in depth study, all mediums are welcome. Models will be nude or costumed. Please note that the models are subject to change without notice.
Registration is $15 per person, per session. $45 for four sessions (buy three get one free), $75 for 8 sessions (buy five get three free) valid for Wednesday and Sunday sessions! Seats are limited, sign up today!
Your upcoming models:
Learn how to create one of a kind cards, t-shirts and more in this four part screen printing class. During this month long class you will go through the screen printing process step by step with one on one help from artist Joy Shannon.
First learn how to draw your design directly onto the screen and print. Then learn how to print using the photo emulsion method. Learn tips and tricks on how to apply the photo emulsion, expose the screen and print to ensure a clean print.
Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.
Registration is $199. This includes all instruction. You are required to bring the Diazo Screen printing set by Speedball for this class, sku: SPD45059, get 25% off the set for this class. This class is limited to 12 seats, sign up today!
In this full day workshop Pamela Smith Hudson will show you how to create beautiful one of a kind prints with the GELLI PLATE (a gelatin printing plate). Learn surprising tricks to mimic traditional printmaking methods. Experiment with layering imagery, making and using stencils, making your own mark making tools and exploring a variety of inks, papers and found objects. We will also play with making decorative wax papers and embedding the prints with encaustic medium.
A Gelli-Plate (8x10) and Strathmore mixed media paper pad (9x12) is required for class, some materials will be provided.
Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.
Registration is $95 (Registration includes instruction and some materials for the class) This class is limited to 15 seats, sign up today!
This class is for the novice. No prior experience necessary. Artist Linda Gunn will show you the basic techniques you need to know to start painting with watercolors today! Learn how to do washes, wet on wet, how to mix color, how to keep your paintings from getting muddy and more!
Skill level: All. Ages: 12+.
Registration is $45. This class is limited to 18 seats, sign up today!
Interested in plein air painting but don't know where to begin? Looking to fine tune your painting skills? Plein Air Artist Kristen Olson will help lead you through the painting process step by step. Each week visit a new location including beaches, boats, cottages, wineries, vistas, gardens, missions and more. At each session begin with a brief lecture and demonstration to focus on a site specific lesson, such as how to paint reflections or how to create depth and atmosphere in a painting. Kristen will focus on composition, line, value, color and edgework. This 10 week class is open to artists working in oil, acrylic, watercolor and gouache. If you have any questions about the class or about the product required please email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (Upon signing up for this class a list of locations will be emailed to you.) To see more of Kristen Olson's work please visit her website at kristenolson.net.
Skill level: All, some painting experience encouraged. Ages: 18+.
Registration is $299. This class is limited to 12, sign up today!
During this full day workshop textile artist Erica Batchelder will cover many silk painting techniques. Learn how to use dye-na-flow to paint vibrant paintings and patterns on silk. Erica will discuss resist methods, salting, diluting, wet on wet and more! No prior art or painting experience necessary for this class.
Skill level: All. Ages: 16+.
Registration is $90. This class is limited to 10 seats, sign up today!
Join us for a three day intensive portrait workshop by national award winning and Oil Painters of America Signature Member, Ying Liu. In this 3-day workshop, students will learn how to paint expressive pastel or oil portraits through demonstration, class discussion and critiques, and painting multiple paintings with one-on-one help from Ying. She will cover basic elements such as shape quality, value, color and edge handling. Learn how to 'see' in terms of mass and shape like an artist. This class is dedicated to take every student to the next level.
Skill level: Beginner-Intermediate, experience in live portrait drawing required. Ages: 16+
Registration is $249. There are limited seats available, sign up today!
A couple of Ying Liu's paintings are pictured below:
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