Calvin Liang

Landscape Painting Workshop

8/10/19 - 8/11/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$360

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Calvin Liang will be teaching a two day workshop in the studio. The timewill be spent working on a single studio painting based on photos you take on location. Calvin will begin a slideshow to show how he uses the photo as a reference for the painting. Then do a demonstration and spend the remaining time with each student throughout the rest of the day. It is recommended to bring alaptop or tablet for the studio days. Alternatively, you may have color prints of your reference photos printed locally.

The lessons will include:

  1. How to plan a composition that will be effective for the artist’s intentions and preferences;

  2. How to better see and use warm and cool color in landscape;

  3. How to command hardness and softness of the edges to create space in a painting;

  4. How to simplify the subject matter through the use of basic design, value, color and drawing skills;

  5. How to consider the reasons for different paint surface textures, and brushstroke direction over the forms; and

  6. How to get the best possible results in a short time.


Catherine Bobkoski

Flower Painting Workshop

8/17/19 - 8/18/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$360

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Flowers are an incredibly popular painting subject – but a very challenging one! This two-day workshop will introduce you to some basic concepts and procedures that will make flower painting a little less intimidating. Students will focus specifically on how to simplify complex forms, squinting, following a clear value pattern, and thinking in geometric forms. If you’ve ever wanted to paint flowers, this will be a fun and illuminating introduction. Students will work in an alla-prima or wet-into-wet style, which builds confidence and painting skills quickly. All students are welcome to this class but it is especially ideal for intermediate students or beginners who already have some experience with oil painting. 


Matt Smith

Head Drawing Workshop

8/24/19 - 8/25/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$360

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Students will explore drawing the portrait through the use of using different types of charcoals and tools.  Emphasis will be on analyzing shapes from biggest to smallest and getting structure into your drawing as well as a strong 2 value drawing to help better judge shape and proportion.  From there students will use a variety of charcoals to build up value, form, and edge to create impactful portraits.  A mix of Reilly and Loomis method will be used in this workshop.


Mian Situ

Head Painting Workshop

8/31/19 - 9/1/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$400

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In this workshop, Mian will break down the process of painting a head into three basic parts; drawing, value and color. Structure, shapes of the head, light & shadow will also be analyzed in these two days.  Mian will be doing demonstration everyday and helping each student individually.


Mian Situ

Head & Hands Painting Workshop

12/7/19 - 12/8/19

10 AM - 5 PM

$400

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In this workshop, Mian will break down the process of painting a head into three basic parts: drawing, value and color.  Structure, shapes of the head, light & shadow will also be analyzed in these two days.  Hand is one of the most difficult subject to paint and is often not emphasized enough. Students will be able to get all the tips about painting hands in this workshop. Mian will be doing demonstration everyday and helping each student individually.