Every artist dips his brush in his own soul, and paints his own nature.- Henry Ward Beecher
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with Edward DeVoe
This class uses portrait and figure models in arranged settings to instruct students in the many ways of painting. No restrictions placed on medium, technique or subject matter. DeVoe teaches individually and his expertise, as an instructor, is in combining traditional painting instruction with the student’s innate abilities.
Beginning students are encouraged to join.
with Edward DeVoe
This class is about taking your artistic skills beyond the normal or physical level. It is an advanced seminar to find your voice and make it transcend personal limits. It is for people who have a sense of direction for their own art.
This is best taken by experienced students who can build subjects on their own. Mr DeVoe will demonstrate individually for students who bring sketch materials. He will give some slide lectures and mini whiteboard demos as subjects present themselves. As paintings move toward completion group critiques will happen. Transcending Nature can mean new subjects--personal subjects. This can mean painting larger than you have ever tried!
Beyond your own relationship with your work, the class addresses how you effectively impart your passion as an artist so the viewer is engaged- that is our challenge. It can be hard work: building, crafting. Not a focus on fast; the focus is on effectiveness. Artists digging down to their primal cause in a highly creative group energy, connected to their essential purpose. Be it empowered or bold or just truth at last. Try a six-foot canvas. Mix your mediums. For example you could start in watercolor, painting with your fingers, then end in oil, painting a life force you sense at the tip of your brush.
with Karen Simmons
“ …it is in its formality that realist art excels, and the best abstract art communicates an overwhelming sense of reality.” Fairfield Porter
We will look intensively at reflective and transparent objects, and explore how careful looking and bold painting can be both abstract and very real (have that “overwhelming sense of reality”)
At each class, we will start by looking at examples of still lives by other artists, both modern and traditional, and then work on our individual interpretations. There will be pre-set still lives to work from, based on the examples we have just looked at, or you can structure your own.
This is a class open to all levels, and goals. It is about what we choose to see and show, and how we can share that through the flexible medium of paint.
with Souby Boski
Show up and start the process! Stretch your imagination while strengthening skills through the process of “painting.” Intermediate and advanced oil painters will explore concepts and techniques. Gain the confidence to explore the use of color, mark making, surface quality and composition, emphasizing your own pictorial language.
with with Patty Fogle
This 6-week class takes you through a logical, time-tested sequence for building a painting from its inner tonal foundation to its surface of color. Learn essential drawing skills for composing the pictorial space; and how to use color according to its basic principles through the primaries of yellow/red/blue plus white. This class is a thorough introduction for beginners. For more experienced artists, this class will give you additional skills to refine your portfolio
with Kathleen L’Hommedieu
In this class you will learn the unique, fear-free method of learning oil painting. It is geared towards total beginners who have never picked up a paintbrush. This class will be kept small (maximum of 10 students), so that you receive a lot of one-on-one attention!
Explore a wide variety of painting tips and tools, including: color mixing, personal subject matter, composition, building texture through paint, palette knife painting, details with paintbrushes and more.
This class breaks down the fundamentals of oil painting into manageable blocks. Students will receive individual attention at every step along the way.
Each class will offer a lesson based on a chosen artist, a still life or a landscape. The student will use the subject for inspiration but paint their version of the subject. We will complete each class with a relaxed and positive discussion to review the work created in class.
with Jack Rosenberg
Each week will be an independent exercise, building towards a fully completed body of work which each contribute to a new perspective on your paintings. Each week will have a specific intent along with a class syllabus. Some classes will have live models to support our intentions. This is a 6 week class.
For more information about our classes and to register for a class, you may also telephone us at 860.868.2878 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tuition must be paid in full one week prior to the first class. Students are guaranteed a place in class only after full payment is received.
Materials are extra for some classes and workshops.
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