Workshops and Classes

All oil and acrylic painting classes and plein air workshops are taught in San Diego, California during Fall Session 2017. Painting classes are taught Thursdays and run from September 26- November 2, 2017 (6 weeks).

Most painting classes are taught in downtown San Diego or Barrio Logan, close to Green, Orange, Blue trolley stops, MTS buses, just off the 94 and I-5. Plein air workshops are planned for urban or natural settings in and around San Diego.

Please sign up early! We hate to disappoint you by canceling a class. If we don’t have enough people, we will have to cancel.

Painting Bootcamp (Oil or Acrylic)
Thursday Mornings 9:30-12:30. September 26- November 2, 6 weeks. At the Logan Heights Athenaeum at Bread and Salt (San Diego, CA, USA) Sign up here

We will explore several approaches to direct painting (also called alla prima) and indirect painting (layered painting.) Emphasis will be given to accurately drawing big shapes, composition/design, color, and value. The instructor will demonstrate each method of working. In the first weeks of class, we will work from still life to practice each technical approach. In the last weeks of class, we will apply those techniques to studio work of the student’s choosing, plein air landscape, or instructor-supplied imagery. This course is suitable for beginning and intermediate students. The goal is to introduce the student to a comprehensive skill set to best serve their personal artistic goals and vision.

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Alla Prima Painting (Oil or Acrylic)
Thursday Afternoons, 1:30-4. September 26- November 2, 6 weeks. At the Sherman Heights Studio (San Diego, CA, USA.) $200.

Working from still life, we will explore 3 approaches to direct painting- wipe out, direct placement, and color blocking. Emphasis will be given to accurately drawing big shapes, composition/design, color, and value. The instructor will demonstrate each approach. Students will work from instructor supplied imagery or on their own projects. This course is suitable for students at any level who would like guided instruction in a private residence. Limited to 5 students. If you have a plein air or travel easel, please bring it; otherwise an easel will be provided. A supply list will be sent to your email address. 50% deposit reserves your spot.


Alla Prima Painting





Workshops

Plein Air Painting Workshop, San Diego: Seascape
Saturday, October 7, 9 AM- 1 PM. Location: Sunset Cliffs in Ocean Beach. Plenty of parking and bathrooms nearby. $100.

Plein air painting is a unique and fun challenge for artists. Light and color change quickly, requiring both strategy and skill. Using a limited palette, instructor will demonstrate a 3 part process to creating a successful plein air painting in 2 hours or less. Emphasis will be given to accurately drawing big shapes, composition/design, color mixing, and value. This workshop is suitable for students of all levels. If this is your first time painting, please contact the instructor prior to the class, and additional resources will be provided. Students are expected to provide their own easels, instructor has some extras if needed. A supply list will be sent.


Ocean Beach Plein Air




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