David Baird - The Stages of an Oil Painting (Online); Tuesdays, January 10-24, 2023

Date: Tuesdays, January 10-24, 2023
Time: 10:00 AM-1:00PM Pacific Time (1:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time/6:00-9:00PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Oil

The primary focus of this class will be to develop an oil painting, with an emphasis on the steps and methods for completing a multi-layered painting.

Students will begin the class with quick, broad, placement of color spots to establish the general compositional structure and a hierarchy of edges coinciding with the painter’s pictorial intent.  As the paintings progress, more attention will be given to the specificity of the motif, as well as the refinement of shapes, edges, and color relationships.

Classes will consist of pre-recorded demonstrations with real-time commentary and individualized one-on-one critiques of student work. In addition to introducing various compositional strategies, other class topics will include edge and value hierarchies, and the various technical processes for oil painting in layers.

A slide lecture of the instructor’s own artistic influences will be given during the class in order to facilitate discussions about developing studio work that has meaning and personal significance.

David Baird began studying painting at the Ryder Studio School in Santa Fe, NM , the Art Students League, NY and Studio Escalier, FR.  While studying overseas, he has benefitted from extensive exposure to some of Europe’s greatest works of art. Since 2015 he has participated in the Jerusalem Studio School Master Class program in both Civita Castellana, Italy, and Jerusalem, Israel, and was the recipient of the Avigdor Arikha Memorial Scholarship in 2019. David also travelled broadly teaching drawing and painting in the US, Australia, and Europe.

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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.
  • 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.
  • 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. Find out how to access the class group message board here.