classes

Fall 2009
Portrait Painting

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life in 6 sessions. 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. Experience with drawing and/or painting preferred.

FALL 2009 -
When: Saturday 10 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Session I - Dates: Sept 12, 19, 26. October 3, 10, 17, 24.
Cost: $336
Materials List: Read welcome letter and materials list PDF or Click here to order online
Session II - Dates: November 7, 14, 21, (off Nov 28) Dec 5, 12, 19.
Cost: $288
Materials List: Read welcome letter and materials list PDF or Click here to order online

Location: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop
545 7th St SE Washington DC 20003
(202) 547-6839 www.chaw.org

Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
www.sarahgriffinthibodeaux.com

To register: call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org

Interested in modeling? Fill these out and return to sarah@studiothibodeaux.com:
»Model form
»Model time sheet

Open Studio

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop is sponsoring a 4-week figure drawing studio on Saturday afternoons. This is an opportunity for artists to work on drawings or paintings in front of the live model in a session without an instructor.
Please bring your own drawing materials. Easels are available.

FALL 2009
When: Saturdays 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Session I*: October 10, 17, 24, 31.
Cost: $60 for 4 sessions payable to CHAW or $20/session drop-in.
* session will be canceled after first day if 6 people are not registered

Session II*: November 7, 14, 21.
Cost: $45 for 3 sessions payable to CHAW or $20/session drop-in.
* session will be canceled after first day if 6 people are not registered

Where: Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, 545 7th Street, S.E., Washington DC
Click here for directions

Monitor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
www.sarahgriffinthibodeaux.com

To register: call (202) 547-6839 or visit www.chaw.org

Interested in modeling? Fill these out and return to sarah@studiothibodeaux.com:
»Model form
»Model time sheet

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