Date: Thursdays, February 11-March 11, 2021 (5-week course)
Time: 11:00AM-1:30PM Pacific Standard Time/2:00-4:30 PM Eastern Standard Time
Medium: Oil or acrylics
Our live online classes are taught via Zoom. Students have the opportunity to interact with the instructor and other participants, watch live demos and receive feedback and instruction. You will have access to a class chat forum on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. You will also have access to recordings of the class that will expire 30 days after the final day of the course.
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 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). Find out how to access the class group message board here.
Discover how to energize your paintings and develop a strong structure and backbone to free strokes and exuberant color. This five-week workshop will focus on one image per week, and we will devote time to discussing how light, color, brushstroke, value and composition can impact a painting. The last assignment will involve putting these elements together to make your own unique painting. Amy will demonstrate a painting each week, using flowers and still life objects. Participants will have a homework assignment that can be posted to the Winslow Art Center page devoted to this class. Feedback will be offered for each assignment via the private group page. Demos will be conducted in oil, but participants can use oil or acrylic for painting.
Week 1: Wake Up Those Brushstrokes
Week 2: Small But Mighty
Week 3: Light and Drama
Week 4: Energy and Object Placement
Week 5: Putting It All Together
Amy Brnger has painted still life, flowers and landscape for as long as she has been an artist. She uses nature as a vehicle, or an excuse, to paint, and enjoys painting places and things with and about which she is familiar or curious. With her interiors, still life and landscape are often paired together, as both influence one another equally. These subjects are strongly related, since the kinds of still life objects she often chooses to paint are themselves directly derived from the landscape: flowers; leaves; fruits and vegetables; bird’s nests, etc. She also enjoys painting flowers and food on their own.
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