Al Gury – The Beauty and Use of Limited Palettes in Painting (Online); Wednesdays, May 8-29, 2024

Dates: Wednesdays, May 8-29, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-12:00 PM Pacific Time, 1:00-3:00 PM Eastern Time, 6:00-8:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: All media

In this informative and interactively rich course, students will be guided through the important tradition of using limited palettes in painting, and how they help and improve the development of one’s personal work.

Each class will include discussions of materials, color palettes and artists, as well as demonstrations of each approach.

Master copies as well as using photos and observational painting will be addressed. Exercises include limited palettes of: black and white, raw umber and burnt umber and white, ultramarine blue and burnt sienna and white, the Zorn palette and bright primary and secondary palettes.

Weekly projects done by the students will be critiqued by the instructor.

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Al Gury is an educator, writer and artist.

He is a Professor of Painting, Drawing at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in Philadelphia. Deeply committed to art education, he teaches many courses on painting, drawing and art history, as well as teaching art education methods to undergraduate and graduate students. National and international workshops are also a regular part of his engagement in art education. He is also a lecturer at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia.

As a writer, Al Gury has written three books for Penguin-Random House on art methods and art history, Alla Prima, Color for Painters and Foundations of Drawing. In addition, he has authored dozens of articles for museums and art publications in the US and Europe such as the Victoria and Albert Museum, Artists and Craftsman Magazine and numerous other venues. Al’s specialties include color traditions and practice in painting, old master and contemporary painting methods, drawing and figure anatomy history and methods, traditions and practice in portrait and landscape and others.

Al Gury is a practicing painter, with regular one person exhibitions at the F.A.N. Gallery in Philadelphia, as well as galleries and museums in other states.

Very involved in community and social justice activities, Al is a cat foster parent and advocate for animal rescue and nursing care via the Philadelphia Animal Welfare Society.

About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to a private class message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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