Fresh Paint: A Workshop for Complete Beginners
Saturday & Sunday March 28 & 29; 9am-3pm, 2015
Beverly Street Studio School, Staunton, VA
This workshop is designed to give new painters a taste of how it feels to let loose with paint on canvas, and become acquainted with basic techniques and concepts required for painting with oils. We will investigate fundamentals of composition, darks and lights, mixing color and attacking the canvas in a “painterly” fashion. Using still life as a jumping off point, students will learn to see in an “abstract” way – accurate representation will not be emphasized. The goal is to encourage an appreciation of p ainting, and open the door to future art studies.
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Still Life Painting Class
Mondays, 9:00 - 1:00
6 Weeks, Beginning April 13 and running through May 18
Crozet Arts, Crozet, VA
Students will learn to see compositions in terms of gesture, rhythm and color relationships that sing. Working with a large, central still life, participants will reduce images to their simplest terms (shape, value and color) while looking for the surprising and unexpected. We will focus on what the eye sees rather than on what our minds tell us about what is seen. For intermediate and advanced painters (oil and acrylic).
A Week Long Artist's Retreat with an optional emphasis on still life painting.
July 5-10, 2015
Nimrod Hall, Bath County, VA