Workshops and Classes

Workshops and classes are taught on Zoom for pandemic

Painting Bootcamp (Oil or Acrylic)
Tuesday Mornings 10:00-1:00. Via Zoom (San Diego, CA, USA)

January 21-Feb 23 2021

Working from still life and student/instructor supplied imagery we will explore several approaches to direct painting (also called alla prima) and indirect painting (layered painting.) The instructor will demonstrate each method of working. A variety of in-class exercises will cover drawing, color theory, composition/design, and value. This course introduces the student to a comprehensive skill set and is suitable for beginning and intermediate students.

Student resources:

Here are the books I recommend:

Definitely get these:

Daily Painting by Carol Marine

Alla Prima by Al Gury

Perspective for Artists by Rex Cole

Drawing Cutting Edge Anatomy  

These books are more optional:

Alla Prima by Richard Schmid

The Accademia Galleries of Venice General Catalog

Pictures of Nothing Abstract Art Since Pollock by Kirk Varnedoe

Matisse/ Diebenkorn by Bishop, Rothkopf

Euan Uglow The Complete Paintings by Kendall, Lampert

Studio Safety (strongly recommended):

Oily waste can for your painting trash*

Window exhaust fan to exhaust solvents from studio air. I have an older Bionaire model but this one by Holmes has the same features*

*No warranty is express or implied.