Tom Balderas - Loosen Up That Brush & Color Observation Crash Course (Online); Tuesdays, July 6-27, 2021

Date: Tuesdays, July 6-27, 2021
Time:  11:00AM-1:30PM Pacific Time, 2:00-4:30 PM Eastern Time, 7:00-9:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oils, acrylics or gouache
 “I so often hear painters say that they want to loosen up and paint more freely as well as put more color into their paintings”. – Tom Balderas
Join Tom Balderas as he guides you through his approach to simplifying subject matter with a loose hand while gaining an understanding of color relationships. Learn a method that will fine tune your sense of color observation and concentrate on the gestural essence of an object rather than overt rendering. Come ready to swing a big brush after watching Tom demonstrate his ideas on canvas. This course is open to painters of all abilities. Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor, Gouache – the choice is yours!
Growing up in Torrance, California, Tom Balderas lived only a few miles from the ocean, which has made nature, along with his family, the main inspiration of his paintings. Balderas attended Loyola Marymount University, where he studied film production and art. After graduating, he worked several years for NBC Productions and helped make many made-for-television movies. He then began studying under the tutelage of his photographer father, as well as Joseph Mendez, master painter and teacher. Balderas considers the time spent studying with Mendez to be the cornerstone of his growth as a painter.

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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.
  • 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.
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 30 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.