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All workshops are 10am - 5pm M-F unless otherwise indicated.
There is an hour break for lunch from 1-2pm.

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Portrait Painting Gregory Mortenson
June 4 - 15 (10 days) $1150 ($575 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

This workshop will begin with a fully developed graphite drawing on paper, which will then be transferred to canvas. After establishing the value relationships with a monochomatic wipe-out, the painting will be fully developed in color. The painting process will be aided by a palette, inspired by the Munsell color system. Download Materials List

 


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Still Life Tony Curanaj
June 4 - 15 (10 days) $1150 ($575 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations. Limited spots remaining.

Still Life Painting is an important genre of art and a proven tool for teaching artists of every skill level the disciplines needed to create successful, beautiful paintings. This Workshop will concentrate on many of the fundamentals of good picture making, from the technical to the conceptual with still life as the subject matter. The class will have daily lectures and demonstrations focusing on different topics as well as individual critiques while the student paints his or her own still life set up.

Some of the principles discussed through out the workshop will be composition, accuracy in drawing, color and color theory, understanding form and modeling, edge control, glazing/scumbling techniques, lighting, materials and good studio practice. The work and knowledge learned during the workshop can be translated to any genre of art. Personality and vision are important elements in creating art. Having the foundation to master your craft and carry-out your creativity is essential. Download Materials List

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MET Copying Mark Tennant
June 5 - 28 (13 days) Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays
afternoons 12:30 - 4:30pm
(Prep session at GCA on June 1 at 1pm)
$1150 ($575 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

Rising artists must look to the great masters of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries for guidance and make themselves familiar with the works of every school in order to cultivate their tastes and form their style. Through museum copying, the student learns to look at nature from the point of view of the best art and compare their own efforts with those that have stood the test of time; to aim at the highest. The student will not only try to see how a painter did a certain thing but why. So that as they copy, they will follow the master in the working out of the problems and, consequently, make it their problem as well. One painting will be copied over a period of twelve days at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Demonstrations and lecture will cover such topics as construction, value relationships (monochrome), warm and cool colors.

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The Spanish Still Life John Morra
June 18 - 22 (5 days) $600 ($300 deposit)
Class full. Accepting names for the waitlist.

What is it about Spanish still-life that sets it apart from Flemish, Dutch or French painting in the same genre? Have you wondered how painters like Cotan, Zurbaran, Pereda and Melendez transformed the ordinary contents of a kitchen pantry into stunning little baroque theaters? In this class, you'll design and paint your own Spanish still-life that makes full use of dramatic, typically Spanish conventions, and we'll have a good look at how the Spaniards made paintings of onions into something beautifully spooky. Topics will include the use of mysterious Caravaggesque lighting; the complementary effects of extreme simplicity and over-stuffed chaos in design; the rendering of specific textures such as glass, baskets and different fruits and vegetables, and the very Spanish subject of Vanitas -- the depiction of all that is impermanent in life, and the futility of its pursuit. This intensive 5-day course will provide you with the means of exploring such themes, and give you yet another reason to paint skulls. Download Materials List

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Still Life Tony Curanaj
June 25 - 30 (5 days) $600 ($300 deposit)
Class full. Accepting names for the waitlist.

Still Life Painting is an important genre of art and a proven tool for teaching artists of every skill level the disciplines needed to create successful, beautiful paintings. This Workshop will concentrate on many of the fundamentals of good picture making, from the technical to the conceptual with still life as the subject matter. The class will have daily lectures and demonstrations focusing on different topics as well as individual critiques while the student paints his or her own still life set up.

Some of the principles discussed through out the workshop will be composition, accuracy in drawing, color and color theory, understanding form and modeling, edge control, glazing/scumbling techniques, lighting, materials and good studio practice. The work and knowledge learned during the workshop can be translated to any genre of art. Personality and vision are important elements in creating art. Having the foundation to master your craft and carry-out your creativity is essential. Download Materials List

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Intermediate to Advanced Color Theory Graydon Parrish
July 9 - 27 (15 days)
Week 1 only: $600 ($300 deposit)
Week 2 and 3 only: $1150 (575 deposit)
All 3 weeks: $1700 (850 deposit)
Class full.
Weeks 2 & 3 full. Accepting names for the waitlist.

Week 1: Color Theory. This course is designed for artists of all levels who want to know how to mix every color in oil paint. It will introduce Munsell color space and how to balance the three dimensions of color---hue, value and chroma--to achieve exacting results. Each year the class pushes the limit of color space by sleuthing out modern, vibrant colors which expand the painter's repertoire. Limit 20 participants.

Week 2 and 3: Color Practice. This course is designed for people with some experience with drawing and painting. It will take the principles of relating hue, value and chroma---the three dimensions of Munsell color space---and apply them to discrete exercises and real world painting problems. Each student will learn how to paint objects at the edge of what is paintable, such as white and black and the extremes of red, yellow, blue and purple. By contrast, the vexing range of subtle flesh tones and those of flowers will be studied. By the end of the class, the student should be able to mix any color and develop a palette for anything he or she wishes to reproduce or design. Artists who have taken this class before can return for more advanced problems such as the relationship between color and texture, color composition and various still life exercises. Limit 12 participants. Week 1 required or approval from the instructor. Download Materials List

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Figure Painting Scott Waddell
July 23 - August 3 (10 days) $1150 ($575 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.

This workshop will consist of two phases: drawing and painting, both done from a single pose that will last for two weeks. The drawing phase will deal with proportion, gesture and structure while the painting phase will concern itself with form and its expression through value, chroma and hue. Download Materials List



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Still Life Painting in Oil Douglas Flynt
July 30 - 10 (10 days) $1150 ($575 deposit)
Class open, accepting registrations.
Limited spots remaining. Sign up soon!

In this workshop participants will be offered an extensive look at a still life painting process which favors the classical and academic sensibilities.

The process will include both a preliminary drawing and painting stage. The drawing stage will look at gesture, setting up proportional relationships, and blocking-in while considering both shapes and structure. The following painting stage will examine how light on form affects our perceptions of color in its various components of hue, value and chroma. Under-painting, color mixing and palette layout will also be addressed.

Each participant will work from their own still life setup. There will be daily demonstrations/lectures although the majority of each day will be filled with individual critique as students are allowed many hours to work toward the development of their own pieces. Download Course Description and Materials List

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Portrait Painting Joshua LaRock
August 6 - 17 (10 days) $1150 ($575 deposit)
Class full. Accepting names for the waitlist.

In this course, students will be exposed to the entire process of drawing and painting a portrait from a single pose lasting ten days. The class will include a full demonstration of techniques and concepts necessary to this endeavor. The first week will consist of drawing on paper to establish accurate shapes, proportions, likeness and structure first in a linear mode, and then fully modeled in graphite to discuss the intricacies of three-dimensional form. When complete, the drawing will be transferred to oil primed linen for painting, beginning with a full-color ebauche (or under painting) to establish the overall light effect, dimension and color scheme. The remainder of the class will progress carefully and rationally, applying paint incrementally through an understanding of the effects of light on form and creating this illusion of volume using values. This procedure will include lengthy discussions on the physical events that cause particular hue, value and chroma properties. Beginning to advanced artists are welcome. (*Note: If students have little experience painting or wish to remain in a drawing mode they can opt to render fully in graphite on paper for the entire two weeks. This is highly recommended.) Download Materials List

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Still Life Painting Sarah Lamb
August 13 - 15 (3 days) $375 ($200 deposit)
Class full. Accepting names for the waitlist.

In this intensive 3-day course, Sarah will demonstrate how to paint a quick still-life from start to finish. She'll discuss how to choose the subject matter, composition and lighting. There will also be a brief demonstration on how to execute a "poster study" which is a small sketch of color and value only. It will be to the students advantage to have skills in drawing and painting experience. Download Materials List



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TNT Portrait Sketch Workshop
Edward Minoff
Travis Schlaht
August 20 - 24 (5 days) $600 ($300 deposit)
Class full. Accepting names for the waitlist.

Each day will bring a new pose, building towards painting convincing and lifelike portrait sketches. We will approach the portrait sketch through a series of pedagogical steps beginning with portrait drawing in pencil, then charcoal, grisaille and finally we will spend the concluding days on portrait sketches in oil using a full color palette. There will be an emphasis on drawing throughout, discussing concepts of flat shape block-in, anatomy, structure and perspective as they relate to the portrait. Paint handling and color mixing will be discussed as the workshop graduates to oils. The class will employ a combination of demonstrations by the instructors and individual critiques to guide students to meet individual goals. Download Materials List