Upcoming Classes, Workshops,Lectures & Exhibitions
The beauty of nature stirs the emotions and inspires the spirit. Develop an intimate understanding of plant structure while conveying an emotional, aesthetic response to what you see. Each week, you will evaluate the compositional possibilities of the location with quick thumbnail/notan (a Japanese word meaning "light-dark balance") sketches, then settle in for a sustained drawing period focusing on both distant and close-up plant forms. We will meet at parks as weather permits for plein air drawing and move into the studio when needed.
Immerse yourself in the beauty of form! In this observational Foundation drawing class, you will become skilled in the art of seeing and proficient in drawing what is before you. Emphasis will be placed on simplification of the subject, accurate blocking-in of elemental shapes, and sensitive rendering of light and shadow. You will develop a strong understanding of the elements and principles that are the foundation of art-making, while gaining insight into the history and future of the still-life. For the students interested in pursuing Drawing as their pathway in the arts, this class will be followed by Foundations of Drawing: The Head.
All Levels Welcome
Gage Capitol Hill
Learn to capture the wondrous colors of autumn! In this course you will learn color-mixing, the importance of contrast, and how to interpret value to capture the beauty of the autumn landscape. Students will work en plein air as weather permits, or from photos in the studio. Painting locations will include the Washington Park Arboretum, Volunteer Park, and Kubota Gardens.
Past Classes, Workshops, Lectures & Exhibits
Personalized mentoring sessions are a great way to make headway with your art! If you are interested in working one on one to hone your skills or even start at the beginning, please book a lesson here.