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Date: Wednesdays, January 20-February 10, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM-12:30 PM Pacific 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.
In this 4-week class, award-winning artist Michele Usibelli will cover the techniques needed to create a successful painting, from foundational drawing skills and compositional design and color theory, to value and temperature shifts, and how to deal with hard and soft edges. Students will focus on seeing their subject in terms of mass and form rather than detail and line. From these fundamentals, students will proceed to work on their own studio paintings using reference materials, including photographs and plein air studies, to build a painting from the foundation up. Michele will share personal techniques for creating interest in your paintings, including “dappled light” effects, vibrant brushwork and creative mark making.
Michele Usibelli is known for her highly personalized and positive approach to teaching. Her award-winning artwork has shown in both group and gallery exhibitions, in regional, national and international juried exhibitions and has won numerous awards. Her artwork can be found in public and private collections throughout the world. Michele has been accepted into the following organizations: Oil Painters of America/Signature Member, American Impressionist Society/Signature Member, California Art Club, Women Artists of the West/ Signature Member, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
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