Instructed Classes


Portrait Painting
with Philip Salamone

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This class is intended for people who have foundation in drawing and painting, and want to work from the live model with guidance. Classes will include a brief demonstration, followed by individual critiques to guide students through each stage of the process. The final three models will sit for 2 days each, enabling us to get more refined, finished drawings and paintings. Topics to be covered will include creating a strong likeness with accurate drawing, value understanding based on light phenomena, color mixing, edge manipulation, perspective, and structural cranial anatomy. Students may chose to either draw or paint with oil paints. 

The Alla Prima Still Life
with Taya Kuklina


"Alla Prima" is Italian for "first attempt," and also known as "direct painting" or "wet into wet."  Alla prima painting is a stimulating method which teaches you to be present with every brush stroke, focusing on only the essentials, ultimately teaching you great dexterity and control.  In this class, each student will assemble their own arrangement with the help of the instructor, and every still life will be unique and focused on individual needs of the student.  
Taya will instruct with both demonstrations and also individual critiques. The class will be particularly helpful for students who wish to paint more loosely and to use their brushstrokes with economy, focusing on edges, color and value relationships, and composition.