This ongoing course is based on passages written by Leonardo da Vinci in his notebooks on the technical principals of painting. The student will be guided from the initial drawing stages, through the grey-scale "Verdaccio" underpainting, and finally into the mixing of a four-color full value palette. Every color needed in the painting can be created using a combination of the four colors. These will be applied in very thin transparent layers that allow all the modeling in the under-painting to come through. Through this approach the student will gain a greater ability to see the subject, learn the meaning of the related artistic terminology and language, gain the ability to see color as value; and gain insight into the historical significance of this incredible process.
Paul Scibilia is passionate about the process of creating good art, as well as understanding the art history that makes it so. His knowledge adds depth to each session as he uses examples of classic art to explain the one, two, threes and the A,B,Cs of drawing and painting, their values and impact. A student learns not only bits of historical fact, but truly gains enriched understanding of all facets of creating fine oil paintings. Primarily, as Paul stresses, "Every painting begins with a good drawing" and the Old Masters knew good drawing.
Students will learn how to draw and paint from square one using a grid to copy and recreate a master painting while being led through the process. It is a magnificent experience, especially for beginners to see this work come to life. Once the method is understood and practiced, further reproductions can be created making the student a master of their own. A fun class that's step by step and packed full of information on creating oil paintings that will impress everyone, including yourself!
Classes are $35 each with a 4-week minimum commitment. Cash and check payments are available as an option on our registration form. Please fill it out for all classes per student regardless of online or in person payment. Thank you. Register Here for this class