Upcoming Workshops

April, 2021 - Understanding Values 

Learn to paint values with Antrese

a five week online painting experience

April 6th through May 4th, 2021

Artists tend to  look at paintings past and present, and think things like:  “WOW - I love the way that artist turned the form on the far side of the cheek. I wish i knew exactly what color they used….”

So they go out on a hunt for the perfect pigment. They buy tons of colors trying to figure it out.

What they don’t realize is that color can impact the turning of the form, yes but it’s the VALUES that do the heavy lifting.  Get the values right and THEN you can use color temperature to make those delicious subtle nuances in form. But if your values are off - I hate to break it to you, you’ll never get there by changing the hue alone.

You will learn:

  • What values are and how to see them correctly
  • Why you don’t need MORE values - How a constrained range packs a big punch.
  • How to strategically choose your value structure so that your painting evokes the mood you want.
  • How to use values to create order out of chaos.
  • How to use values to establish visual harmony.

May, 2021 - Portrait Painting 

Portrait of Ricky Mujica

with Ricky Mujica

a FOUR week online painting experience

May 13th through June 4th, 2021

In this four week workshop you’ll paint along with Ricky as he explains key concepts to help you understand how to get a likeness in your portraits, how to mix accurate colors and Ricky’s step by step painting process.

You will learn the PAINTING PRINCIPLES he uses to create his portraits.

Once you understand these principles, you will be able to take them into your own studio and adapt them to your own painting style. These are the foundational skills you need to create gorgeous portraits.

What you Get when you enroll:

  • TWICE WEEKLY PAINT ALONG SESSIONS! Every Thursday and Friday, you'll work on your own painting from the same model as Ricky shares his tips.
  • Painting exercises so that you get HANDS ON EXPERIENCE with your portrait paintings.
  • Q and A sessions at the end of each lesson so that you can get your questions answered and learn from your peers.
  • ALL LESSONS ARE RECORDED so that you can watch them again and again.

May, 2021 - The Figure in the interior 

with Dean Fisher

a SIX week online painting experience

May 25th through June 28th, 2021

The figure in an interior space is a subject which has taken on many forms and produced some of the most interesting paintings in the history of Art.

In this 6 session online course, we will focus on the many ways this subject has been treated throughout the ages via studying beautiful reproductions and base our own painting composition, of a figure in an interior, on a favorite historical (or more contemporary) work.

Dean Fisher (listen to his episodes here and here) is an incredible painter and instructor - last time he taught a workshop with us it sold out!

library of previously recorded webinars


Portrait Drawing with Elana Hagler

Watch Elana Hagler  in a portrait drawing session of her daughter Dina. Elana answered questions from artists while she showed us how she begins a portrait drawing from life.

In this one and a half hour demonstration, Elana shares tips to prepare your materials (list included), and how to visually articulate your model so your drawing is proportionally correct. Elana demonstrates how she starts her portraits, how to take key measurements that matter most, and answers questions from artists as she goes along.

A few years back, Elana was a guest on the Savvy Painter podcast (you can catch her episode here. )


Acrylic Painting demonstration WITH stanley goldstein

Stanley Goldstein gave a live demonstration painting glass as a subject with acrylic paint on canvas.

"I will be teaching painting in acrylics, showing how I paint glass, under a strong light source. I will be demoing how I use a full palette to create many subtleties of neutrals with occasional bursts of saturated color where needed, and how I start with big shapes and move to detail much later."


The power of value studies

WITH Lucy Kalian

Maybe you´ve heard the saying: Values do all the work, Color gets the credit? Lucy Kalian shows how she uses the Munsell system to create an accurate value study so that she has a solid foundation upon which she began her color work. 


teCHNICAL OIL pAINTING DEMONSTRATION WITH TERESA OAXACA


Teresa has a ton of valuable tips not only on painting, but also finding your signature voice as an artist. Get an exclusive look at Teresa's palette and painting style, while she answers your technical painting questions.


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