Date: Tuesdays, January 16-30, 2024
Time: 9:30-11:30 AM Pacific, 11:30 AM-1:30 PM Central, 12:30-2:30 PM Eastern, 5:30-7:30 PM London Time
Medium: Oil or acrylic
Composition, or how shapes fit onto your picture plane, is a fundamental aspect of painting. A poor composition can result in a lot of struggles. But what is a good composition? What is a bad composition? While there are lots of tips and tricks to make your work more impactful, I think the answers are more personal than a set of rules. During this class, we will go over some general compositional philosophies before getting into some exercises that ask students to experiment and play with the shapes in their images. Throughout the course, will create a variety of compositional studies from which students can continue to work after class. In the end, I hope students discover new compositional possibilities and further develop their own compositional voice. This class is open to acrylic and/or oil painters. Some painting experience is necessary.
Class 1: Intentional Structure
Class 2: Loose and Intuitive Composition
Class 3: Subverting Your Instincts and Critiques
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