Learn how to paint beautiful plants by first studying French painter Henri Fantin-Latour master works and then arrange a still life with plants and paint from life.
Start with studio exercises to develop our powers of observation and facility with the medium then Using those principles (and weather permitting), move outside to make fresh, spontaneous, and spirited landscape paintings.
Monotype is a basic printmaking technique with which artists draw, paint, use stencils, and otherwise manipulate the smooth surface of a printing plate (typically acrylic or copper) to create an image which is then transferred onto a sheet of paper by pressing the two together.
Learn the basics of the ancient and luminescent encaustic medium as you explore a range of applications from the simple application of clear hot wax on a painting surface to the layering, incising, transferring and imbedding of images.
Trompe-l’oeil paintings “fool the eye” and offer the illusion that items painted exist as solid objects in the three-dimensional world: learn aspects of composition that make such illusions possible, and learn painting techniques to help realize them.
Learn magically easy techniques for creating expressive watercolor pet and animal portraits. Paint with loose illustrative strokes or hone in on your brush skills and watercolor techniques while painting your pet.
Discover how to integrate scientific knowledge with art-making fundamentals, techniques, and practices of the French Impressionist painters and move your artwork forward quickly and joyfully.
Explore various portrait painting techniques and approaches to creating an expressive painting with oils.
Work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a portrait by painting broadly but accurately with the Alla Prima technique.
Find your voice and work directly from a still life set-up and explore various painting techniques and approaches to creating an expressive painting with oil.
Learn to capture the details of nature in watercolor: start with the basic techniques of watercolor starting with tonal sketches in pencil, then using masking fluid and wet-on-dry techniques to create layers of transparent color.
Working from portrait models, study the essential techniques and concepts of proportion, line, value, volume, structure, and composition.
Focus on the creation of a still life with symbolic elements representing a specific person: paint from life from objects you bring and/ or from photos.
Work in oil paints and learn how to capture the most essential qualities of a figure by painting broadly but accurately while seeing the figure as a whole set into an environment.
Dive deep into the ancient art of painting on water and pull your own one of a kind, mesmerizing print: now how to make their own marbled paper in both the accessible Japanese tradition as well as the more involved Turkish tradition.
Capture the human figure in motion and the gesture using line drawings and then by modeling the figure three-dimensionally.
Monotype and collagraphy are painterly, spontaneous, and accessible printmaking techniques: not only learn these techniques but also experiment with incorporating other mark making methods.