A Narrative: the costumed figure in oil
Atelier Workshop by guest artist, Melinda Borysevicz
July 26-28 (Friday--Sunday)
Saturday and Sunday, 10-5pm (lunch break 1-2pm)
Ages 15 & up
$375 / 15 instruction hours, includes model fees
Download Materials List here
Instructor: Melinda Borysevicz
Deadline July 23
What a person wears tells a story. From the choice of specific attire, colors,
accessories and fabrics, to the way in which someone inhabits their clothes
(comfortably, stiffly, self-consciously…), we find clues that chronicle the nature of
the person in front of us, both on the superficial societal level and on the deeper
psychological level. In this workshop we’ll be working on one long pose with an
elegantly dressed model (with a twist!) to find/create their story.
You’ll begin the workshop on Friday afternoon with some thumbnail sketches of
our model, using a viewfinder to help find the perfect composition for your
painting. Once your individual composition is decided, you’ll begin a monotone
block-in. At this stage there will be an emphasis on the use of value shapes and
relationships to find accurate proportions as well as to give life to the overall form
of our model. You’ll continue our work with a full-color palette for the rest of the
workshop, exploring how to describe the luminosity of living flesh and the
sumptuousness of the fabrics our model is wearing by using warm-cool color
relationships and a combination of opaque and transparent hues. Instruction will
include class demonstrations and individual hands-on guidance.
This workshop is designed for painters of all levels.
* just a few spots left, sign up today! this is a great opportunity for local artists!
Red, Yellow, Blue - oil painting for beginners
guest artist, Melinda Borysevicz
July 16 - 19, Tue. - Fri
1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Ages 15 to adult
Instructor: Melinda Borysevicz
Deadline July 12
With just the three primaries—red, yellow and blue (plus white)- we can paint anything. Really! In this beginners painting workshop, students will explore the basics of oil painting, getting to know the unique qualities of this medium in a safe, solvent-free oil painting practice. Through a variety of carefully designed exercises, students will learn how to “draw” with paint, how to work with light and shadow to describe three-dimensional forms, and finally (and possibly the most fun part), how to get a full range of vibrant and neutral colors from the most basic of primary color palettes. Each student will receive hands-on personal guidance in addition to the group lessons.
Students who take both sessions will have the opportunity to deepen their understanding of oil paint with additional exercises and instruction.
Morning, 9am-12 noon, $180 (unavailable)
Afternoon, 1pm- 4pm, $180 (open)
$65 take-home materials kit: paint, brushes, palette, palette knife, canvas & canvas boards - optional, must be paid via check or cash
Basic Drawing for Adults (beginner & intermediate)
Mondays 9:30 am - noon
or Wednesdays 6 pm - 8:30 pm
Ongoing class for summer / $140 per 4-wk
Instructor: Tatiana von Tauber
A multi-level ongoing class designed to train the student to see and render life accurately and with sensitivity while working from direct observation. Classical drawing techniques and materials will be explored, with primary focus on proportion and value principles. Students will work with a variety of subjects, observational still-life and casts as well as the portrait and the figure from photograph references. All projects are centered around individual skill sets. Charcoal, graphite and pastels used. Beginners to intermediates welcome.
**Mentoring option available for this class: bring your own projects and receive feedback and guidance as you work.
Color Cords: Creating Space Through Color
August 18th, Sunday
Time: 10 am - 4 pm, 1-hr lunch
Ages 16 to adult
Instructor: Thomas Mitz
This workshop will demonstrate how to take groupings of colors and, like a musical chords, have them relate directly to other groupings, creating space independent of tone or perspective. This approach to color opens up infinite possibilities and combinations. The magic and emotional recognition is not in any individual color but in their relationships and harmonies.
Canvas and templates will be provided. Students should bring their own oil or acrylic paints. Pastels are acceptable but the student must bring their own surface to work on.