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Painting Over the Line 2 (ONLINE) PT 703EL_ON

$225

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Nov 4, 2020 at 1 pm, runs for 6 weeks

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class.  Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push you to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs.  Paint from personal subject matter to find your own visual language, informed by examples from contemporary and modern art. Painting experience recommended.  Kassem will begin each class with a slide presentation/lecture focusing on how master artists through history have addressed color, harmony, focal points, space, mark making, paint application, and more, and how to appy these concepts to your own work. 

Register by:  October 30

Materials List : Amoudi PT703EL_ON 2

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Master Class with Christine Lafuente: Color Hamony in Tonal Painting (ONLINE) IN 609CL_ON

$750

with Christine Lafuente

Calendar Nov 30, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Brooklyn-based painter and renowned PAFA alum Christine Lafuente is back with an all new oil painting master class.  In this class, Christine will relate the concepts of tone, temperature, and key not only to color-mixing and paint-handling techniques, but also to an understanding of light source in the personal studio set-up.  Instruction will guide students through a series of investigations of how different light sources affect composition, palette organization, and the building of a painting. Students will work from observation using their own still life or interior set-up, and must be prepared to rearrange studio furniture and move around in their personal painting spaces.  Mornings will consist of lecture and demonstration on Zoom, afternoons will be devoted to painting time and individual instruction.

Register by:  November 13

Please download the following for important course and program information.

Materials List : Lafuente IN 609CL

Zoom Technical Requirements.

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Christine Lafuente, Periwinkle and Yellow Trumpets, oil on linen, 14 x 18 in.

Spontaneous Abstraction Workshop - PT 705EW_ON

$175

with Kassem Amoudi

Calendar Dec 4, 2020 at 10 am

Take your work to the next level under the guidance of artist/critic/mentor Kassem Amoudi in this live Zoom class.

Many artists can feel frustrated in front of a blank canvas, unsure of how to start and what to paint. This workshop offers a step-by-step technique which will enable you to paint with confidence by tapping into your intuitive process and finding inspiration more easily.  Expert instruction and advice from the instructor will push students to explore new possibilities and work more intuitively, allowing unplanned marks and passages to become artistic breakthroughs.  Demonstration of different drawing and painting techniques will enhance your knowledge of the process of painting. Students will utilize line, color and space as will learning the power of editing to create busy/calm areas and focal points in their paintings.

Register by:  November 27

Materials List : Amoudi PT705EW_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Will run

Master Class with John MacDonald: Landscape Painting - Beyond the Photo (ONLINE) IN 605JM_ON

$750

with John MacDonald

Calendar Dec 7, 2020 at 9 am, runs for 1 week

Among representational artists, there has been an endless battle between those who paint from life and those who use photographic reference. But it’s a misplaced battle. The source of the visual information we use to paint is irrelevant. The real problem lies not in painting from life or photos but whether we’re simply copying what we see as opposed to using the information as a springboard for creating the paintings we want. In this 5-day workshop, participants will work in the studio from photographic reference of the landscape, using it to create paintings of different value keys, color keys, times of day, and seasons of the year. We’ll break down the information in photos, analyze it, and use it to create tonal sketches, change color palettes, and create paintings based on multiple images, memory, and imagination. 

This workshop will take place via live Zoom lectures & demonstrations in the morning and critiques in the afternoon.  Individual follow-up critiques will also be available over a period of weeks after the workshop.

 Materials List : MacDonald PT 605JM_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

John MacDonald, Autumn Morning on the Hosac, oil on linen, 24 x 30 in.

Will run

Painting Knife Workshop (ONLINE) PT 716EP_ON

$95

with Shushana Rucker

Calendar Dec 12, 2020 at 9 am

Have you been using a painting knife to mix colors, but you aren’t sure how to use it to apply paint? This online workshop will demonstrate how to get great results with a painting knife. Using a knife properly in painting can create beautifully crisp edges and fine details. This class will cover how to use knife painting techniques to paint architecture and landscape environments. Learn about color, texture and painterly application in this fun  one day workshop. Course content will be conveyed through short video tutorials, printable  tutorials, and Zoom videoconferencing.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • Students will recognize and apply a range of mark making techniques using a palette knife and oil paint.
  • Students will gain an understanding of color mixing and design.
  • Students will be introduced to blade brushes and alternative painting tools.
  • Students will become familiar with direct, alla prima painting techniques. 

Register by:  December 4

Materials List : Rucker PT 617EP_ON

Zoom Technical Requirements

CE Policy Guide_Fall 2020

Image:

Shushana Rucker, "Open Space," oil on panel, 12 x 16 in.





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