Date: Wednesdays, September 23-October 14, 2020
Time: 10:00AM-12:30PM PST
Level: All (Some previous experience helpful)
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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 where you can share work, comment and ask questions. Once you’ve enrolled, you’ll receive instructions about how to access the class.
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.
This class will explore ways of putting down what we see simply while also capturing a sense of the specific. The focus will be on painting with oils from direct observation and aiming to capture feeling and movement in what we see. We will cover such topics as color unity, suggesting versus delineating, subordinating and prioritizing elements, composing and revising, taking risks, and building interesting surfaces.
Each week will include discussion, examples and either live or recorded painting demos. Participants will paint on their own between class sessions and can share work for critique and ask questions in a private online group. We will work from direct observation of the still life, working quickly but deliberately. Some painting experience is helpful, but everyone is welcome.