in-person art workshop for teens and adults

Master the effects of glowing skin, soft shadows, silky hair and unforgettable eyes! Learn to use traditional oil painting technique of XVII century, leading your work from the grisaille underpainting to glazes.
This amazing technique can be applied to any genre of realistic painting. I am currently working on paintings of people riding subway: 
Old Masters - Man
Old Masters - Girls
Old Masters - Man with a Bag

It will be held ONLINE via ZOOM video conference. Students will need access to a computer / tablet / phone with internet connection and zoom.us. After the lecture and demonstrations teachers regularly check and correct the digital image of a student's work, explain what works in particular cases and what does not, and why.

2 hours weekly, 6 weeks:

San Francisco

Starts on 11/5/2021

Mountain View

Starts on 1/14/ 2022

San Jose

Starts on 1/28/ 2022

all materials included

Detailed Schedule:

Oil Painting: Portrait or Creative Composition

Day 9 Intro on human anatomy. Compositional thumbnails.

Day 10 Working on a drawing, priming a canvas, transferring the drawing to the canvas.

Day 11 Working on the underpainting.

Day 11 First layer of glazes. Skin halftone application: painting shadows, halftones, lights, and highlights.

Day 12 Second layer of glazes. Skin tone.

Day 13 Final layer of glazes. Finalizing and pulling all work together.

Materials (for online classes):

Day 1:

- Thin drawing paper in the size of your canvas (you can tape a few smaller sheets together)

- Pencil

- Charcoal

- Eraser

Sometime before Day 2:

- Black and Brown Acrylic Paint

- Gesso (Acrylic Prime)

- Canvas

- Sand Paper

Days 2-5:

- Oil paint

- Brushes

- Turpntine

- Linseed oil

- Varnish

Refund Policy:

We are not offering refunds for new purchases. However, full credit towards future bookings or transfer to another camp/class will be offered for any cancellations made up to 24 hrs before the camp or class start. 


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