Yana Beylinson – Painting Peonies (Online); Wednesdays June 7-21, 2023

Class Dates: Wednesdays, June 7-21, 2023
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time, 1:30-3:30 PM Eastern Time, 6:30-8:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Oil or acrylic

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There’s nothing as delicious and rewarding as painting peonies. These gorgeous flowers have been a source of constant inspiration for me.

In this class we will focus on peonies painting from photo references. The students are encouraged to send their own photos for review prior to starting the class. Alternatively, there will be several photos provided as references.

Yana Beylinson will draw on her significant experience painting flowers in a variety of ways, both from life and from a photo reference. In this workshop we will paint peonies in a direct alla prima style, building confidence in the process and honing fearless application of paint. We will emphasize a fresh approach of laying in luscious strokes to create form and volume.

Yana Beylinson will demonstrate the process, encouraging the students to first watch and then follow along. Guidance and discussion will be offered in: color mixing, choice of pigments and solvents, and brushes. Demonstrations will also be offered in impasto techniques, as well as creating a sense of space and movement in the painting.

Yana Beylinson is a professional painter who has exhibited in LA Art Show, 2023, Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art, Cape Cod Museum of Art, Principle Gallery, and many others. Her current solo show “Synesthesia” is on view at Abend Gallery, Denver, CO. Beylinson’s work has won a number of awards, and belongs to private collections internationally. As a part of her extensive practice, she has worked on large-scale installations in Hong Kong and China. Having studied at the New York Academy of Art and the School of Visual Arts, Beylinson expanded her knowledge through extensive travel and study of art history. www.yanabeylinsonartist.com

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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.
  • You will have access to an online class group 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. Find out how to access the class group message board here.