Upcoming Classes, Workshops & Lectures
In this observational 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 figure, accurate blocking-in of elemental shapes, and sensitive rendering of light and shadow. You will be introduced to the basics of anatomy and develop a strong understanding of the elements and principles that are the foundation of art-making.
Get ready to paint outdoors! In this workshop, we will start off by properly preparing a painting panel. While our panels are drying, we will go over some basic considerations for painting en plein air such as preparing various painting grounds, what supplies you need and how to carry them, traveling with art supplies & wet paintings, and how to paint in public places. Then you will practice setting up what you may already have and get valuable tips for modifying your kit to be more efficient. If you don’t have a plein air kit of any kind, don’t worry! You will be able to use a studio easel! Once set up, you will tone your panel and block in a simple painting. There! You’re ready to paint en plein air!
The more we understand about our subject, the more we know what to look for when drawing and painting from nature. Join me in looking carefully at the anatomy and structure of a variety of trees. We will discuss branching patterns, foreshortening, shadow patterns, how to represent bark and leaves, and how to represent trees both individually and in groups. You will learn to see the overall gesture of a tree from root to crown and discover the advantages of simplification with judicious use of detail.
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.