Date: Fridays, January 22-February 12, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-1:00 PM PST
Medium: Oil and 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 where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.
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.
Learn how to construct substantive floral still life paintings through a variety of weekly lessons and exercises. Go beyond flower painting as simply splashes of saturated color or sentimental kitsch by closely observing shape, value, light and color nuances. Consider how flowers relate to their surroundings and also how they can play into a larger still life scheme. The drama, vibrancy and grandeur of flowers will be explored, but balanced by careful composition, thoughtful color mixtures and intense observation. We will discuss options for arranging a flower still life and the benefits and disadvantages of both real and artificial flowers.
Demonstrations, discussions and examples will be presented on practical painting considerations and techniques as well as historical and contemporary examples of a wide range of flower painting. Some basic familiarity with oil painting will be useful.
Edmond Praybe is an award winning painter and teaching artist currently based outside of Baltimore, MD. He shows his work widely in juried and invitational exhibitions across the US and is currently represented by First Street Gallery in New York City and Y Art in Baltimore. Edmond received his BFA in painting from Maryland Institute, College of Art and MFA from the New York Studio School. He has taught classes, workshops and lectured in the Mid-Atlantic region for the better part of a decade.