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Summer 2008
Portrait Painting
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: Wednesday afternoons 1-4 p.m.
Dates: June 4, 11, (No class June 18), 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Cost: $330
Contact Sarah at sarah@studiothibodeaux.com to register or register online via paypal:
Registration is closed.

Open Studio - Figure Drawing (long pose)

We will have a nude model in long pose for 3 hours available for figure drawing or painting. Please bring your own drawing board, easel, etc. as these will not be provided. New pose each week. No instruction. Portrait painting students may use this as make-up class or for extra practice.
When: Wednesday nights 7-10 p.m.
Where: Eye Street Studios, 443 Eye St. NW, Washington DC
(Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro)
Sarah to let you in the building between 6:30 and 7. Call 504-432-0049.
Dates: June 4, 11, (No class June 18), 25, July 2, 9, 16, 23, 30.
Cost: $10/session
Fill out this Artist Form and email sarah@studiothibodeaux.com to register. » Artist Form
Interested in modeling? Fill out this Model Form and email sarah@studiothibodeaux.com for more information. » Model Form

Landscape Painting

In this class, we will meet on location and paint the landscape in oil in four sessions. 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. In case of rain, we will meet at Eye St. Studios and paint studies of flowers. Students must bring landscape easel.

When: Thursday afternoons 1-4 p.m.
Dates: May 29, June 5, 12, (No class June 19), 26, (No class July 3), 10, 17, 24, 31.
Cost: $330
Contact Sarah at sarah@studiothibodeaux.com to register or register online via paypal.
Registration is closed.

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