Lisa Bebi – Channeling Wayne Thiebaud: Cakes, Pies, Repeat! (Online); Fridays, July 14-28, 2023

Date: Fridays, July 14-28, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM-1:30 PM Pacific Time, 2:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time, 7:00-9:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: All .

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Wayne Thiebaud’s art is about happiness and the celebration of small pleasures. He was a realistic painter at a time when realism was out of vogue and abstract expressionism was in vogue. And yet, his work invoked such an insistence that the mid century viewer was compelled to look and compelled to enjoy. They were just too delicious.

In this class, we will delve into the brilliant techniques of Wayne Thiebaud’s colorful desserts. We will examine how he used color, texture and lighting to give the humble desert the visual command of a center stage act.

The proof of his genius was in his pudding (…and cakes, pies and cupcakes, candies……..etc) even during an era that was not ready to accept realism. Today, we just marvel.

San Diego artist Lisa Bebi is known for her sensitive yet simple depictions of vintage figures that often combine paint with black and white imagery. She spotlights her subjects within two-dimensional backgrounds to emphasize subtleties of sober character and to reveal interesting narratives. Since 2006, Bebi’s work and writings have been featured in Somerset Studio magazine, as well as numerous other publications and articles. Her award-winning work is shown in group and solo gallery exhibitions, both locally and nationally.

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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.
  • You will have access to an online class group 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. Find out how to access the class group message board here.