Fall 2015 classes & workshops

WORKSHOPS

Portrait Painting in Oils: 2-day workshop (Shreveport, LA) September 5-6, 2015

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life. 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.
Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing. Beginning Still Life Painting.

When: Dates: September 5-6, 2015 9 a.m.-noon and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Cross Lake Studio, 5201 Norfolk Road, Shreveport, LA 71107
Cost: $300
More Information: Read flyer
If you have questions, call 504-432-0049


Flower Painting in Oils Alla Prima: 2-day workshop (New Orleans) September 24-25, 2015

In this two-day workshop students will work on an flower life painting in four sessions. The workshop begins with a demonstration of alla prima painting. Discussions will focus on the challenges of mixing colors of flowers, how to get darks in the greens and stems, the direct application of paint, and the challenges of neutral colors in high values of petals.


When: Dates: September 24-25, 2015 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
More Information: Materials List
Cost: $240

Portrait Painting in Oils Alla Prima: 2-day workshop (New Orleans) November 5-6

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life. 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: Dates: November 5-6, 2015 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
Cost: $240


Still Life Painting in Oils Alla Prima: 2-day workshop (New Orleans) December 3-4

In this two-day workshop students will work on an still life painting in four sessions. The workshop begins with a demonstration of alla prima painting. Discussions will focus on the direct application of paint, correct color, values, and paint handling, and creating form with paint.


When: Dates: December 3-4, 2015 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
Cost: $240

WEEKLY CLASSES

MONDAY MORNINGS

Fundamentals of Still Life Painting in Oils: 13-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.


Previous experience desirable: Beginning Drawing.
Space is limited to 6 students.
Materials List: Read materials list PDF

When: Monday mornings 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Dates: 13 sessions Dates: 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28 10/5, (no class 10/12 or 10/19), 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14
Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $228/month (4 classes/month) $57 for December (1 class)
Weekly classes at Studio Thibodeaux are billed monthly.
Registration begins August 21 (August 18 for current students).

MONDAY AFTERNOONS

Color Harmony/Flower Portraits (Fall 2015) 13 sessions

In this class we will explore color mixing to obtain color harmony and unity within our paintings. Students may opt to create a set of color charts that display the range of colors each mixture of another color on the palette can create. Alternatively, students may opt to create single-session studies of flowers and/or seasonal fruits (say, figs). These small paintings execute skill at drawing, seeing value, seeing color, executing with accuracy in a small span of time. Also they are lovely to behold. And a fine keepsake or gift painting.
Previous experience with oil painting desirable.

When: Monday afternoons 1 - 4 p.m.
Dates: 13 sessions 8/31, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, (no class 10/12 or 10/19), 10/26, 11/2, 11/9, 11/16, 11/23, 11/30, 12/7, 12/14 (1)
Cost: $228/month (4 classes/month) $57 for December (1 class)
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Weekly classes at Studio Thibodeaux are billed monthly.
Registration begins August 21, August 18 for current students.
Materials List: Read materials list PDF Handout 1: Alla Prima excerpt PDF Handout 2: Alla Prima II excerpt PDF

TUESDAY MORNINGS

Portrait Painting in Oils: 14 sessions

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life. 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.


Previous experience desirable: Beginning Drawing. Beginning Oil Painting.

When: Tuesday mornings 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m.
Dates: 14 sessions 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, (no class 10/13 or 10/20), 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15 (2)
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
Cost: $228/month (4 classes/month) $114 for December (2 classes)
Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Weekly classes at Studio Thibodeaux are billed monthly.
Registration begins August 21 (August 18 for current students).

TUESDAY AFTERNOONS

Painting portraits using photographs (Fall 2015) (14 sessions)

Would you like to paint a portrait of a loved one or friend, but the subject is unable to sit for a portrait from life? This class will take you through the entire process of doing a portrait using photo references, starting from posing and lighting the subject, evaluating the exposure and lighting of the photos, to the composition/drawing and rendering of the painting. This process draws on the knowledge one gains from working from life--to bring the qualities of freshness and vitality to the painting. This class focuses on how to make the best alla prima portrait possible using photo reference.

Previous experience painting people from life desirable.

When: Tuesday afternoons 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Dates: 14 sessions 9/1, 9/8, 9/15, 9/22, 9/29, 10/6, (no class 10/13 or 10/20), 10/27, 11/3, 11/10, 11/17, 11/24, 12/1, 12/8, 12/15
Cost: $228/month (4 classes/month) $114 for December (2 classes)
Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Weekly classes at Studio Thibodeaux are billed monthly.
Registration begins August 21 (August 18 for current students).

WEDNESDAY MORNINGS

Landscape Painting at Longue Vue Gardens (Fall 2015) 13 sessions

In this landscape class, we will meet on location at Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans and paint "en plain air" in oils. The first session will focus on choosing a subject and composing the painting, putting down a drawing. After a careful drawing, students begin laying in paint, paying careful attention to color mixing and the effects of light. Tuition includes fees from Longue Vue, which will allow students access to paint on other days. In case of rain, we will meet at Studio Thibodeaux in Marigny and watch artist instructional videos. Students must bring landscape easel.


Previous experience desirable: Beginning Painting.
Space is limited to 12 students.
Materials List: Read materials list PDF

Location: Longue Vue Gardens 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans, LA 70124
When: Wednesday mornings 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Dates: 13 sessions 9/2, 9/9, 9/16, 9/23, 9/30, 10/7, (no class 10/14 or 10/21), 10/28, 11/4, 11/11, 11/18 ( no class 11/25), 12/2, 12/9, 12/16
Weekly classes at Studio Thibodeaux are billed monthly.
Cost: $228/month (4 classes/month) $57 for December (1 class)

Registration begins August 21 (August 18 for current students).

SATURDAY MORNINGS

Portrait Painting (Fall 2015) 12 sessions (NOAFA)

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life. 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.


Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing. Beginning Painting. Portrait Drawing.

Dates:9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24, 10/31, 11/7, 11/14. 11/21, no class 11/28, 12/5, 12/12
Location: New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (noafa.com) 5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Cost:$600
To register please call 504 899 8111
Registration begins August 24





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