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Summer 2016 classes & workshops

WORKSHOPS

Landscape Painting at Longue Vue Gardens - 3-day workshop (New Orleans) May 31-June 2, 2016

In this landscape class, we will meet on location at Longue Vue Gardens in New Orleans and paint "en plain air" in oils. We will do separate paintings in morning light and in afternoon light. 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 work under the covered spaces at Longue Vue's Spanish Court. Students must bring landscape easel.


Materials List: Read materials list PDF
Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
Location: Longue Vue Gardens 7 Bamboo Rd, New Orleans, LA 70124
When: May 31-June 2, 2016. 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $395 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.

Cityscapes with Mitchell Long - (New Orleans) May 23-26, 2016

New Orleans artist Mitchell Long teaches plein-air oil painting of his signature cityscapes in this four day workshop. The class will meet four consecutive mornings and paint “en plein air” in two locations in the historic Faubourg Marigny neighborhood in New Orleans. Mitchell will explain his method of preparing surfaces (3 coats of gesso!). Topics will include how to achieve beautiful color with a limited palette, how to achieve atmospheric effects, how to meet the challenge of changing light effects, how to draw accurately yet loosen up. The class will meet rain or shine--rain location is outdoors under a covered park.
INSTRUCTOR: Mitchell Long is a professional fine artist, living in New Orleans. He is known for his loose plein air cityscapes and interiors. He studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, holds a B.F.A. in painting from the University of the Arts in Pennsylvania, and an M.F.A. in painting from L.S.U. He is the recipient of numerous grants and awards, including the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. His work is held by public collections nationally, including the Museum of Fine Arts (St. Petersburg, Fla.), the Tampa Museum of Art, and the New Orleans Museum of Art. His web site is http://mitchell-long.com/. He shows at Gallery Orange in the French Quarter of New Orleans.
Locations:
Location 1: Marigny Opera House, 725 St Ferdinand St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Location 2: Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos Church, 3053 Dauphine St, New Orleans, LA 70117
RAIN LOCATION: Crescent Park - Mandeville Shed The Mandeville Shed is a former industrial wharf space that overlooks the river. It has been repaired and converted into an open-air community and event space and includes restroom facilities.) Meet inside the shed at the entrance at Mandeville and N. Peters St. (ADA accessible elevator/bridge)
When: May 23-26, 2016 - 8:00-11 a.m.
Read schedule and materials list in this flyer: Download Schedule and Materials List PDF
Cost: $300 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.
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Cloud Painting with Billy Solitario - 1-day workshop (New Orleans) June 4, 2016

New Orleans artist Billy Solitario teaches the process of painting his signature clouds in this one-day workshop. Billy will give a slide presentation of his paintings and reference photos. He will cover in depth how to use reference photos--how not to rely on them exclusively, how to understand the color, and how to create a painting from life and photos. In this workshop, students will work from reference photos. Students should come with their own cloud photos to use and discuss. After the presentation, the rest of the day will be hands-on painting with personal instruction from Billy. (Some experience with oil painting preferred but not required.)
Date: Saturday June 4, 2016
Time: 9 a.m. to noon, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. (students bring lunch)
Location: New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts (noafa.com) 5256 Magazine Street, third floor studio, New Orleans, LA 70115 (Please note: registration is not through the Academy but through Studio Thibodeaux)
Instructor: Billy Solitario (billysolitario.com
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Minimum number of students: 10
Maximum number of students: 16
Cost: $150 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.


Color Harmony in Flower Painting: 2-day workshop (Shreveport) June 10-11, 2016

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.

Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
When: Dates: June 10-11, 2016. 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Cross Lake Studio, 5201 Norfolk Road, Shreveport, LA 71107
Cost: $300 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.
More Information:
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Still Life Painting in Oils Alla Prima: 3-day workshop (New Orleans) June 14-16, 2016

In this three-day workshop students will work on an still life painting. 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: June 14-16, 2016. 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Materials List: Read materials list PDF
Cost: $395 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.
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Flower Painting in Oils Alla Prima: 3-day workshop (New Orleans) June 28-30, 2016

In this three-day workshop students will work on a flower painting from life. 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.


Materials List: Download Materials List PDF
When: Dates: June 28-30, 2016. 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
More Information:
Cost: $395 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.

Color Harmony/Flower Portraits 3-day workshop(New Orleans) July 26-28, 2016

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: July 26-28, 2016. 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $395 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.
Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
Materials List: Read materials list PDF Handout 1: Alla Prima excerpt PDF Handout 2: Alla Prima II excerpt PDF
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WEEKLY CLASSES

SATURDAY MORNINGS

Portrait Painting (Summer 2016) 12 Saturdays (Studio Thibodeaux)

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.
Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
Number of Classes: 12
2016 Dates: 5/7, 5/14, 5/21, 5/28, (no class 6/4 or 6/11), 6/18, 6/25, (no class 7/2), 7/9, 7/16, 7/23, 7/30, 8/6, 8/13
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Location: Studio Thibodeaux 928 Port St. New Orleans LA 70117
Cost:$684 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.
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Registration begins Monday April 25, 2016. For more informaiton call 504-432-0049.

After minimum number of students is reached, drop-ins are available (Saturday weekly portrait class only).
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