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Whether you're a beginner looking to develop good habits or more experienced and looking to break some bad ones, this class can help. While demystifying the oil painting process, you'll work from direct observation to develop greater hand-to-eye coordination. Basically, “see it, paint it”. You will also learn step-by-step methods of color mixing, making form by blending, and many of the do's and don't's of composition. “Remember, oil painting is a simple process but not necessarily an easy one. Nothing worthwhile ever is.” Check out Ski’s blog at http://skiholm.blogspot.com
October 19, 2017
Thom Tholen by 6:00pm, Return by 8:30pm
Explore the fascinating art of portrait drawing or painting! Beginners and intermediate students will work from a live model, focusing on observational skills and applying them to drawing what they see. Thom will give short lessons on the structure of the face and then will give help to each student as they spend the rest of the class drawing or painting. Students should feel comfortable in whatever medium they choose since the emphasis will be on the process of creating portraits.
Colored pencil is an excellent medium to use for painting portraits due to its versatility, and the fact that - unlike oils - it is neither subject to drying time nor susceptible to cracking, blistering or peeling over time. The technique of blending with a solvent can be used to lay in the major forms and values of the skin tone and hair, then finishing work and details can be added with the point of the pencil. In this new class, students will work together with instructor Amy Lindenberger from a photo reference and learn the basics of skin tones, hair color and texture and how to render lifelike eyes.