Date: Wednesdays, February 17-March 10, 2021
Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM Pacific Standard Time
Medium: Oils or acrylics
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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.
If you feel that you are concentrating too much on small details at the expense of a bolder, more dramatic outcome, this step-by-step workshop will help you to learn what to paint and more importantly, what to leave out. You will practice using bigger brushes loaded with more paint. We will learn how to take infuse paintings with unexpected color by working with simplified values and learning value matching. Paintings will get bolder and looser when the paint is applied in a gestural, painterly manner, with fewer more expressive strokes. Join us for targeted instruction and training – this workshop has been a “game-changer” for many students!
The workshop includes a full explanation of materials, methods and step-by-step painting process demonstration
You will learn and practice:
how to DESIGN a value sketch as a “roadmap” to a
– how to simplify and see values clearly – so important!
– how to translate values into colors
– how to simplify – knowing what detail is important
– how to paint with fewer strokes for a bolder look
– how to work with more paint and bigger brushes
– how to keep colors clean and bright
– and much more
Patti Mollica delights in painting the world around her in a bold, confident style, with hues that are vibrant, energetic and contemporary. Her work is known for its fearless use of color and expressive brushwork, while still blending a delicate balance between impressionism, abstraction and realism.
Patti has been commissioned by, and is included in the private collections of American Express, Sheraton Hotels, CBS & RCA Records, Penguin Press and many others. Additionally, she is a Certified Teacher for Golden Paints and conducts workshops throughout the U.S., covering topics such as “Innovative Acrylic Techniques using Golden Paints”, as well as “How to Paint Fast, Loose and Bold”.
She lives in Nyack, New York with her husband – a jazz musician, their dog, parrot and 3 cats.