Fall 2015 classes & workshops

WORKSHOP

Portrait Painting in Oils: 2-day workshop (Shreveport, LA)

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: Shreveport, LA
Cost: $300
More Information: Read flyer
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
Online registration is closed.


Summer 2015 classes & workshops

Create your own workshop

Choose from the classes/dates below and pay a single-class rate (for classes at Studio Thibodeaux only).
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $60/class
To register: call 504-432-0049
Registration begins April 13 at 9:00 a.m.

WORKSHOP

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. 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: Thursday July 16, 2015 9 a.m.-noon and 1-4:00 p.m.
Friday July 17, 2015 9 a.m. - noon
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $180
Flyer and Materials List: Read flyer and materials list PDF
To register: call 504-432-0049 or register online
Online registration is closed.

MONDAY

Portrait Painting in Oils: 6-week class

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: Monday mornings 9 a.m. -12 noon
Dates:
Summer Session 1: June 1, 8, 5, 22 , 29, July 6.
Summer Session 2: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $324
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-432-0049 or register online
Registration begins April 13 at 9:00 a.m.
To register:


Summer Session 2: July 13, 20, 27, August 3, 10, 17.

TUESDAY

Beginning Oil Painting: 6-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: Tuesday mornings 9 a.m. -12 noon
Dates:
Summer Session 1: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7.
Summer Session 2: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $324
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-432-0049 or register online
Registration begins April 13 at 9:00 a.m.


Summer Session 2: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18.

Portrait Painting in Oils at Night (artificial light): 6-week class

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. Painting the model at night in artificial light reverses the north light cool light/warm shadows rule. At night we will have warm light and cool shadows. Explore this light situation and find the cool purple shadows and high yellows in the flesh tones. You will paint vivid paintings in this class!
Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing. Beginning Still Life Painting.

When: Tuesday evenings 6 p.m. -9 p.m.
Dates:
Summer Session 1: June 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, July 7.
Summer Session 2: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $324
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-432-0049 or register online
Registration begins April 13 at 9:00 a.m.


Summer Session 2: July 14, 21, 28, August 4, 11, 18.

WEDNESDAY

Portrait Painting in Oils: 6-week class

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: Wednesday mornings 9 a.m. -12 noon
Dates:
Summer Session 1: June 3, 10, 17, 24, July 1, 8.
Summer Session 2: July 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $324
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-432-0049
Registration begins April 13 at 9:00 a.m.


Summer Session 2: July 15, 22, 29, Aug 5, 12, 19.

THURSDAY

Figure Painting in Oils: 6-week class

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the human figure in oil. Students will paint the nude model from life. Beginning with a toned canvas, students will execute a careful drawing of the posed model and execute the painting from darks to lights. Emphasis is on understanding the proportions of the body 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: Thursday mornings 9 a.m. -12 noon
Dates:
Summer Session 1: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9.
Summer Session 2: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $324
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-432-0049
Registration begins April 13 at 9:00 a.m.

Figure Painting in Oils at Night: 6-week class

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the human figure in oil. Students will paint the nude model from life. Beginning with a toned canvas, students will execute a careful drawing of the posed model and execute the painting from darks to lights. Emphasis is on understanding the proportions of the body 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. Painting the model at night in artificial light reverses the north light cool light/warm shadows rule. At night we will have warm light and cool shadows. Explore this light situation and find the cool purple shadows and high yellows in the flesh tones. You will paint vivid paintings in this class!
Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing. Beginning Still Life Painting.

When: Thursday evenings 6 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Dates:
Summer Session 1: June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 2, 9.
Summer Session 2: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $324
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-432-0049
Registration begins April 13 at 9:00 a.m.


Summer Session 2: July 16, 23, 30, August 6, 13, 20.

FRIDAY

Color Harmony/Flower Portraits: 6-week class

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.
Prerequisites: Beginning Drawing. Beginning Still Life Painting.

When: Friday mornings 9 a.m. -12 noon
Dates:
Summer Session 1: June 5, 12, 19, 26, July 3, 10.
Summer Session 2: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Cost: $324
Materials List: Read materials list PDF Handout 1: Alla Prima excerpt PDF Handout 2: Alla Prima II excerpt PDF
To register: call 504-432-0049
Registration begins April 13 at 9:00 a.m.


Summer Session 2: July 17, 24, 31, August 7, 14, 21.

SATURDAY

Portrait Painting in Oils: 7-week class

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: Saturdays 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
Dates: June 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, Aug 7.
Location: New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (noafa.com)
5256 Magazine Street, New Orleans, LA 70115
Cost: $315
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
To register: call 504-899-8111
Registration begins April 27 at 9:00 a.m.







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