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Nothing compares to the exciting environment of a painting or drawing workshop. Everyone benefits from each participant’s work and accomplishments as they progress through the sessions. My goal is to provide personalized instruction at the easel during the process. It is a pleasure to share the skills and techniques used in representational painting and drawing: light evaluation, color mixing, palette organization, and a variety of methods. In workshops we continually explore compelling achievements in the history of art and the dynamic work going on in the field of Realism today.

Call or email with any questions you may have about the workshops. Materials List and Directions to the studio are provided upon receipt of registration.

Current Workshops

Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing

Learn the essential skeletal and muscle structures influencing the surface forms on the live model. Part I: Skeleton, Torso,  Arms and Legs. Part II: Head and Features,  Hands and Feet. By analyzing Master Drawings, and by exploring a variety of drawing techniques and exercises you will build your knowledge of the human form and greatly improve your figure drawing.  Artists will work from a live model at each session.  All levels welcome.  Upon registration contact, I will email you the address to mail your check for the class.  The materials list, handouts, and directions will be provided. $465 for Six Week Workshop. Part I: Anatomy and the Art of Figure Drawing  begins June 1st, 2023 to July 6th, 2023, Thursday nights from 6  to  8:30 p.m.

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Classical Painting Techniques

Students are guided through a series of painting exercises designed to build their perception of tonal values, color temperature, and aerial perspective, the essential ingredients of strong realistic painting since the Renaissance. Information on color mixing, organizing the palette, the care, maintenance, and function of the various brushes and materials used. Lively on-going discussions of current and historical movements in painting, a library, visual resources, still life materials and personal stations with storage for personal equipment all provide a stimulating environment where the artist’s individual expression is encouraged. Participants benefit greatly from each other’s explorations and achievements in a supportive setting. All levels are welcome.  Six weeks commitment. Upon registering, I will email you the address to mail your check, and a materials list, directions and handouts. Next sessions begin April 23rd to May 28th, 2024, Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. May 1 to June 5th, 2024, Wednesday Nights from 6 to 9pm

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The Anatomy of Landscape Drawing

Learn the building blocks of Landscape Drawing: Plants, trees, clouds, land formations and their structure. By using a variety of drawing materials- you will explore texture, aerial perspective, and how to effectively use the placement of the horizon in your drawings. Study many compositional devices that artists have used to convey depth and their feelings for a chosen subject. Local outdoor sites to be arranged.  Two Day workshop.  First meeting at Childs Park in Northampton. Next Session: Meets for Two Sundays, June 23rd and June 30th 2024, from 9 a.m to 5 p.m.  Cost $395 Materials list, Syllabus provided upon receipt of registration. A personal folder of handouts on Landscape structure is provided at first meeting. Rain dates will meet everyone's needs.  

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Upcoming Workshops

Introduction to the Art of Drawing, Part I

Explore the basic language and principles of drawing-the foundation of art explorations. Experience a series of exercises and materials designed…

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Introduction to the Art of Drawing Part II

This workshop continues the basic form-building skills covered in Part I, with more in-depth deciphering of the mark and the…

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The Art of Silverpoint Drawing

Metalpoint drawing is a technique characterized by great linear purity, and like a fine wine mellows with time. Used by…

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Foreshortening and the Human Figure

This illusionistic technique was first pioneered during the Early Renaissance to add more dynamic spatial effects to paintings. Working with…

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The Grisaille

This workshop is an exploration of the “ camaieu”, a painting done in shades of grey. Mastering the method of…

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Reclamation. Watercolor. 12" X 16"

Watercolor

“Think Slow, Paint Fast.” Explore the delightful medium of watercolor. This workshop provides an introduction to the basic principles and…

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