You will be provided four wine glasses to paint and all the art materials (enamel paints, brushes) and instruction you need. No experience required. NO ALCOHOL PROVIDED.
Painting from Life (MPA) All levels welcome! Learn the fundamentals of painting with your choice of medium. We will explore color theory, value, composition and more while observing from life and photographs.
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This outdoor class focuses on composition, value, and color relationships. Students examine the property of light and hoe it reveals form and color. Instruction includes demonstrations for newcomers to plein air (outdoor) painting. Class is held indoors during inclement weather. Locations may not be metro accessible and students are responsible...
This course provides an outlet to develop a personal pictorial language for both the beginner and the advanced painter. Painting subjects include the figure, still life, landscape, abstraction, and the imagination. Instruction is geared towards the individual student.
Abstract Painting Through an art historical lens, we will explore the principles of Impressionism, lyrical abstraction, and abstract expressionism. We will attempt dynamic mark making and complex color combinations whilst developing a personal voice in the realm of abstract painting.
Explore both realist and expressive approaches to depicting the surrounding world. Students learn to show space on a 2-D surface through linear and atmospheric perspective, and examine composition, color, and techniques for the landscape painter. All levels welcome. Oil and acrylics are the mediums of choice.
The beautiful lighting in this film and its subject were inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s Christina’s World, blending both painting and modern cinematic arts. George Washington University’s film studies professors Michael Shull and Dr. David E. Wilt participate in a post-film discussion. Directed by Terrence Malick (95 mins; 1978).
Watercolor Studio Learn how to combine watercolor painting techniques with your own authentic self-expression. Enjoy this inspiring journey of watercolor painting and learn a wide variety of techniques. You will explore graded washes, variegated washes, wet on wet, wet on dry, dry brush, splattering, dripping, glazing, color mixing, and more.
Students develop confidence, consistency, and an individual style. Instruction includes class critique, demonstrations, and individual attention in solving problems in composition, value, and color harmony. The goal is to exploit the unique ÒmagicÓ of watercolor with a variety of approaches. Beginners with some experience in drawing or other media...
Beginning/Intermediate This class introduces the foundational concepts for of oil and acrylic painting, covering composition, value, color, materials, and techniques. Students paint from still life or other reference materials. Drawing experience is helpful. Students need to acquire supplies for this class. A list of recommended supplies must be picked...
This class introduces the basics of color mixing, brush handling, and composition in watercolor with emphasis on creative interpretation and developing a unique point of view. Students receive individual attention while painting a variety of subject matter. This class includes some outdoor painting, weather permitting.
Starting with drawing, students will develop their artistic potential through observation, while exploring techniques and materials. Technical aspects of drawing such as line, light and volume, and perspective will be introduced through class instruction and demonstrations. At their own pace, students will move to painting, becoming comfortable with...
Students improve their observational skills and gain an understanding of color and value. Emphasis is on completing and refining oneÕs work in oil or pastel painting. Model fees are extra.
Students with a solid grasp of oil painting fundamentals advance their understanding of color, composition, form, and materials. Intermediate students hone their skills and explore new challenges. Advanced students work with painting theory and focus on completing professional-quality work. Portrait, figure, and still-life painters are welcome....
Students find ways to link storylines and visual elements to say something with paint. By approaching content through personal experience, gestural drawing or painting, and experimentation with seemingly random ideas, discoveries are made that lead to individualistic narrative work. Risk-taking, intuitive problem-solving, and discussion are encouraged...