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Classical Training for Artists

Learn the same way the Old Masters learned, and taught their apprentices. Start with basic composition skills by working from direct observation. Draw your subject then paint it. Learn traditional skills like sight-size drawing, color mixing and color theory, color temperatures and values, and study how light falls on objects and people. Class is progressive, starting with basics like shape and form, then brush skills and exercises to learn the purpose of different brushes, and working from limited palette, and grisaille. Practices tonality by painting shapes and blocks then translating that to complex shapes like seashells and still life.  Work from Caravaggio’s values and chiaroscuro painting, Rembrandt’s edges and forms, Sorolla’s color temperature, and DaVinci’s proportions. Perfect class for a motivated beginner who wants to learn the skills to paint and develop their own style.

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Pastel Techniques

Learn how to use pastels; blending and application techniques, pastel hardnesses and paper tooths, and materials, Learn how to use color theory in pastel and blend to make every color in the color wheel! All you need to know to make striking pastel paintings!

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