Stacy Kamin – Sketching Nature in Different Environments (Online); Thursdays, July 11-August 1, 2024

Date: Thursdays, July 11-August 1, 2024
Time: 10:00 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time (1:00-3:30 PM Eastern Time/6:00-8:30 PM London Time)
Level: All
Medium: Sketching

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Experience the art of sketching nature in various environments with renowned artist Stacy Kamin. Join her sketch-along sessions and uncover techniques for capturing the essence of landscapes, from serene beaches to lush forests and rustic farms. From intricate details of a single tree to charming scenes .Stacy will guide you through the process, you draw along side her watching her draw from life and from pictures . Learn the art of direct contour drawing to enhance your hand-eye coordination and bring your sketches to life. Whether it’s the rugged rocks on the beach or the panoramic view of a serene countryside with cows. there’s a world of inspiration waiting to be explored through Stacy‘s expert guidance.

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$250.00

Stacy Kamin studied illustration and traditional animation at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, earning a BA in 2000. After graduation, she interned with a small animation company long enough to realize that illustration was not her calling, although a fascination with capturing movement was. This she would explore through line and paint as a fine artist. Having grown up in the cosmopolitan city of Washington, D. C., Stacy Kamin has lived a life any aspiring artist would envy. Providence brought her into the world with a mother who nurtured Stacy’s interest in drawing and painting every step of the way. Noted artist and teacher, Jacqueline Kamin, indulged her child’s art supply caprices and enrolled her in children’s classes at the National Gallery at a very young age. Art was alive in this bright artistic spirit, and as Stacy herself says, “Creating images from pencils and paint was like magic to me. I knew early on that I had to be an artist.” She joined her family in Los Angeles and there found a well-respected Chinese artist, Shuqiao Zhou, to mentor her privately for six years. Zhou’s teachers came from the great Russian lineage of Ilya Repin and Valentin Serov, and through this expressive tradition, imparted a love of paint that is still a hallmark of Stacy’s work. Drawn to the dramatic effects of Rembrandt, Stacy sought out the instruction of two well-known masters of this knowledge—David A Leffel and Sherrie McGraw. She credits their influence for the startling light that she is able to achieve in her own work. “They introduced me to Abstract Realism, a way of painting so rich that I can’t imagine my education ever ending—I will be a student of this great tradition for my entire life.”

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 a private class 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 or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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