Painting People – Design, Structure and Narrative – Session 1

May 1st  – May 22nd, Wednesdays 12-1pm Mountain Time US

4 week class – 60 minutes each

4 online forum critiques - (approx 60 minutes each week, time TBD)

This online live class is designed as an interactive and up close experience via the digital world into my studio. You will be able to ask questions, be right next to the canvas while I paint. Receive weekly assignments and individualized critique. Become part of an online artist community and learn from that continuum.

Learn how to design paintings with people. Create and recognize structure in a painting. Add narrative while balancing the abstract elements of the painting. Starting with technical know-how and painting demonstrations, along with studying historical and current paintings, you will learn how to create paintings of people. You will develop an understanding of context, story telling, portraiture, compositional ideas and techniques. Painting from life and from digital reference will be covered at length.  Time permitting, we will review digital tools to enhance images, create compositions and more. My goal is to challenge you--the artist--to grow, be playful, push without fear and develop self critique. Students will have assignments every week to enable to deep understanding of the concepts being covered.

Format of each class will be as follows: A pre-class chat session 30 minutes before start time. The session will begin with the week’s topic covered in a short lecture, followed by a show and tell using slides of paintings and drawings re-iterate the concept. A demo will then follow in each session. There will be Q&A available throughout the class. An assignment will be offered out at the end of the session. An online forum will be provided (via Facebook) for posting work to allow a weekly critique of the assignment. The class will be recorded and available online so that it can be viewed. 

Week 1 – Structure, Foundation and Thumbnails

Week 2 – Reference Material, Color Studies, Painting the Head

Week 3 – Starting a Painting 

Week 4 –Digital Techniques and Summary and Review

The cost for this class is $125

Once you have paid for the class, you will be automatically registered for the class. I will be using Zoom meeting to conduct the class and will send instructions before the class starts. If you have any questions, please email me.


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