2013 classes & workshops

Beginning Portrait Painting: 15-week class
This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life in 4 sessions (2 paintings total). Beginning with a toned canvas, students will execute a careful drawing and subsequently build up the structure of the head from darks to lights. Emphasis is on understanding the structure of the head and learning to mix colors to create realistic and harmonious flesh tones. The class will begin with a demonstration of the alla prima technique, used by John Singer Sargent and handed down through generations of atelier painters and teachers.

When: Monday afternoons 1-4 p.m.
Dates: Jan. 14 - May 17 (15 weeks) Closed Feb. 4-15 (Mardi Gras) Mar. 29-Apr. 4 (Easter)
Location: New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (noafa.com)
5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Cost: $700 ($100 discount if paid before first day of class)
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-899-8111
Registration begins December 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.


Beginning Oil Painting: 15-week class This class introduces the student to oil painting. The student acquires a set of oil paints and brushes and learns to set up a palette and paint the still life. Students will create a still life composition and learn to render the composition in paint, using the techniques handed down from the artists of the Renaissance. Building upon the skills of drawing and composition, this class introduces color mixing and the process of building an oil painting from underpainting to finish.
Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing.

When: Monday afternoons 6-9 p.m.
Dates: Jan. 14 - May 17 (15 weeks) Closed Feb. 4-15 (Mardi Gras) Mar. 29-Apr. 4 (Easter)
Location: New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (noafa.com)
5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Cost: $700 ($100 discount if paid before first day of class)
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-899-8111
Registration begins December 3, 2012 at 9:00 a.m.


Portrait Painting in Oils: 2-day workshop
This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life in 4 sessions (2 paintings total). Beginning with a toned canvas, students will execute a careful drawing and subsequently build up the structure of the head from darks to lights. Emphasis is on understanding the structure of the head and learning to mix colors to create realistic and harmonious flesh tones. The class will begin with a demonstration of the alla prima technique, used by John Singer Sargent and handed down through generations of atelier painters and teachers.

When: 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1- 4 p.m.
Dates: March 22-23, 2013
Location: Shreveport, La.
Cost: approximately $310 (materials not included) - Contact Robin Clawson for exact amount.
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
Flyer: Portrait Painting in Oils Workshop 2013 Shreveport
To register: contact Robin Clawson at arjclawson@gmail.com.













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