BBAC Spring Term 2016 Classes

Gloaming - Resized

Gloaming, 18″ x 36″, Oil on canvas, 2016 on display now at the BBAC Faculty Show

 

This upcoming Spring Term 2016 I will be teaching Draw & Paint: Advanced Studio, Painting: Contemporary Landscape, and Painting: Contemporary Portrait in Oil at the Birmingham Bloomfield Art Center.  For registration info click here

Draw & Paint: Advanced Studio

This class is for students who wish to further their drawing & painting skills while investigating, visualizing and developing a personal body of work. Students will refine their technical skills, expand their knowledge of materials and process, and benefit from individual instruction, group critiques and lectures on classical and contemporary studio practices. Students should bring their current works in progress and their preferred medium to class.

Wednesdays, April 13 – June 22

9:00 am – 12:00 pm, 11 sessions

Painting: Contemporary Landscape

This class will cover the basic foundations of landscape painting with a focus on atmospheric perspective, accurate color mixing, composition, and photo interpretation. Through demonstrations, individual instruction, group critiques, and lectures on the history of landscape painting to the present, students will be encouraged to find their own per- sonal direction as they create contemporary works of art. Both oil and acrylic painters are welcome.

Fridays, April 15 – May 20

9:00 am – 3:30 pm, 6 sessions (all day)

Painting: Contemporary Portrait in Oil

This class will cover the basic foundations of portraiture from a live model. With an emphasis on form, light and shadow, accurate color mixing, proportion and composition, students will hone their observational skills to capture not only the likeness of their subject, but to express the character. Throughout the course, students will receive individual instruction, and will benefit from demonstrations, group critiques, and lectures on both classical and contemporary portraiture. This class uses a clothed, live model.

Fridays, May 27 – June 24
9:00 am – 3:30 pm, 5 sessions (all day)

 

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