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  • Starts Sep 12
  • 390 US dollars
  • Beverly Road

Available spots

What we offer:

Copy Cats: Painting from Painting Thursdays, September 12 - Nov 21 7pm - 8:45pm *no class Oct 31 10 Sessions This fun and intensive 10-session class will welcome Adult students (18 +) of all skill levels to explore several different painting mediums, review technical application, practice different painting styles, and improve upon an understanding of art history. One of the best ways to learn an artistic skill is to physically copy an artwork. In many ways, it's basically what artists go to art school for: copying elicits learning a language. In this course, we will learn by copying several paintings from different phases of Art History. We will cover a lot of painterly-territory, and learn about how to create a variety of effects and 'moves' in picture making through the lens of several artists' work. Our instructor will offer a mix of technical demonstrations and playful low-pressure projects in a casual atmosphere designed to help you achieve certain painterly applications and strengthen your familiarity and skill with painting. No prior experience necessary, but if you do have prior experience you'll get to work on your painting chops! During this course, students can expect to make approximately five paintings up to 16"x20" on canvas, board and paper using water-based, and water-soluble paints. Some paintings may take two or more sessions to finish. Some students may work faster or slower, and we will accommodate. The paintings we make will be scaled-down versions or zoomed-in crops of well-known artist's work, keeping the original painting's proportions, as we work from high quality reproductions using different strategies to achieve a likeness. Students will be able to choose from several options of an artist's work to copy. Our "Copy-Catting" schedule will be as follows (subject to change): Week 1: Layout strategies and painting tech workshop Week 2: Cezanne Week 3: Seurat (close-up/detail) Week 4: Picasso Week 5: Matisse Week 6: Wayne Thiebaud Week 7: Piet Mondrian Week 8 : Helen Frankenthaler Week 9: ... Week 10: ...(we may not get to all of these artists, so I'm building in a buffer day or two to paint just in case) The cost of this course includes a materials fee which covers all painting surfaces, paint mediums, and equipment. Please bring your own smock or wear 'painting clothes' :) Taught by Branden Koch

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