Philip Frey – Creating Good Compositions (Online); Friday, February 23, 2024

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Date: Friday, February 23, 2024
Time: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time/2:30-4:00 PM Eastern Time
Medium: All

Philip Frey will begin to walk you through the process of creating good compositions. In addition to the rules of drawing and color, there are rules for creating masterful compositions. You will be introduced one of the tools the Old Masters used, ‘rectangular armatures’, which are rooted in musical harmonies discovered in Ancient Greece. By understanding these design concepts, we will create sound and pleasing foundational sketches for our paintings.

Philip Frey is a celebrated career artist and instructor with a 2018 book, Philip Frey: Here and Now, by Daniel Kany and Carl Little. Philip is known for his engaging, illuminating and positive teaching style. He is skilled at addressing his student’s abilities and helping them mature as an artist. He exhibits at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art, Greenhut Galleries, Edgewater Gallery, and Carver Hill Gallery, and he will be featured in a solo exhibition at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in the summer of 2024.

Philip Frey is not only an inspiringly dynamic artist and but a patient and insightful teacher. His workshop transformed the way I look at the world and how I now approach the ever daunting blank canvas….which is now with confident intention! Having access to and learning from an artist of his caliber is truly a gift.

— Queennette Santiago of Petaluma, CA.

I very much enjoyed the acrylic and watercolor workshops with Philip.  He not only provided helpful technical tips on how to work with the media; but he also helped me tap into my expressive side.  I highly recommend his workshops, and I welcome another chance to participate in one.

             — J. D., Bangor, Maine

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