Classes and Workshops

Advanced Approaches to Oil Painting *FULL

September 21- December 14, 2017, THURSDAYS 6-9PM
(2-3 students)
Students will jump right into their personal projects and guided how to strategically develop a painting from the idea stage, to the development stage to a successful oil painting. There will be a focus on making informed choices about oil painting materials and tools. Various contemporary approaches to using life, photographic and digital references will be explored throughout the class in discussions and demonstrations. Students will combine painting and verbal vocabularies to gain more confidence in their painting practice.
*Drawing and painting experience required. Enrollment contingent on review of portfolio

Alla Prima Portrait Painting Weekend Workshop *

November 11-12, 2017, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 9-4PM
(2-3 students)
Work with a live model on alla prima portrait painting (direct painting) in this weekend crash course. Through step-by-step instruction and demonstration, students will learn to navigate big drawing decisions regarding composition and proportion, and learn to clarify what they are seeing into simple shapes and forms. Our second day will focus on creating form with the paint through the maintenance of value structure and attention to shifts in hue, temperature and chroma.
*Drawing and painting experience required. Contact instructor for more details

Visiting Artist

Visiting Artist

Cindy is available to visit local schools as a visiting artist. Please contact for more information

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