Online Classes Using Zoom

 

Intuitive Drawing

Using simple materials discover how to start drawing intuitively! Not about draftsmanship, penmanship, or craftsmanship. It's about learning to feel your way in the dark and having fun trusting your instincts. Great for any level from "never doodled" to Leonardo. We will have one assignment a week for 8 weeks and final critique all online for a total of 9 sessions. Get group and instructor feedback weekly during our online class. Can't make the class? No problem, get your feedback in notes. Use Zoom on your phone tablet or computer to join the critique from wherever you are holed up. Don't let your creativity die while we kill off Covid-19! Supply list here Every Sunday from March 22nd to May 31st, 2pm-4pm (or later if we get lots of creative synchronicity.) BUT REMEMBER YOU DON'T HAVE TO BE THERE EVERY TIME, JUST TURN IN YOUR ASSIGNMENT AND GET YOUR CRITIQUE LATER. $280 REGISTER

 

Figure in Proportion: the Intuitive Approach

Many people think that if they can’t draw in proportion they are “not talented” and have no business doing art. Nothing could be further from the truth. If you are not suited to careful measuring and painstaking draftsmanship you are not alone. This has nothing to do with whether or not you are “talented” or whether or not you should try making art. This workshop will teach even the most drafting averse person how to get proportion without sacrificing the real value of the artwork, which is to learn to be comfortable with your own set of “talents”. Some people never can make precise measurements, but they can still draw in proportion through an intuitive quick approach. Supply list here. 3/29/2020, 10am-2pm online $70 REGISTER

 

Group Critique Series

For people who want to make art during the shutdown. You don't have to work all by your lonesome during the plague! Make your art like crazy and engage! You can get together with other creatives to produce, grow, and learn to see through a dynamic group critique. Once a month for 3 months we will meet online and share our work one by one. I have been leading these in real life for 34 years. I know it is an amazing way to motivate and grow. Not only do you hear what others have to say about your work, but hear what they say about other people's work. Which can be even more valuable. Prerequisite: making art already, painting, drawing, sculpture, mixed media, photography, printing. Saturdays 11am-1pm (or later if we get lots of creative synchronicity). March 28th, April 25th and May 30th. YOU WILL NEED TO BE PRESENT ONLINE TO PARTICIPATE $60 REGISTER

 

Individual Critique

For artists who want feedback from a teacher of 34 years. Show me what you have been working on find out some insights. Get pushed out of your rut. Find the light in your solitude. See my work and my resume and decide if you want to take the leap into knowledgeable feedback. Schedule appointment by responding to this email. $50/hr REGISTER


Mysteries of Acrylic

Acrylic is a mystery to many people.  To make the full variety of beautiful effects acrylic is capable of many rely on acrylic workshops in stores that sell very pricey little bottles of modified acrylic.   What many don't realize is that all of these varieties are easily made yourself in a few minutes through simple additives. In this workshop we will make all commercially available materials and give you time to play with them.  Every student will come away with $150 worth of acrylic paints in a full spectrum of colors and various mediums to take home. This workshop is located at The Miller School of Art in Highland Park. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

4/4/2020, 10am-2pm.

$50 plus $50 material fee.

 

 

Figure in Proportion: the Intuitive Approach

Many people think that if they can’t draw in proportion they are “not talented” and have no business doing art.  Nothing could be further from the truth. If you are not suited to careful measuring and painstaking draftsmanship you are not alone.  This has nothing to do with whether or not you are “talented” or whether or not you should try making art. This workshop will teach even the most drafting averse person how to get proportion without sacrificing the real value of the artwork, which is to learn to be comfortable with your own set of “talents”.  Some people never can make precise measurements, but they can still draw in proportion through an intuitive quick approach. This workshop is located at The Miller School of Art in Highland Park. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

4/11//2020, 10am-2pm

$50 plus $20 model and materials fee

Making Your Own Canvases

Do you get tired of spending lots of money on inferior pre-stretched canvases at the art supply stores?  Do you want to paint 60”x72” without spending $400 on a canvas that is not made to last? Making a canvas this size can cost as little as $25 to make yourself.  The quality of canvas is much higher and the flexibility you have with priming options is much greater. Come see how to easily make your own supports from small wood panels to large stretched canvas.  After you make your own canvas take it home to paint on! Prerequisite: none

4/18/2020 10am-6pm

$50 plus $10 materials fee

 

Beginning Experimental Painting

Have you ever wanted to see the range of things you can do with your paints?  The possibilities will open you up and get you out of any rut. From learning about traditional oil mediums to thick clear layers of glossy acrylics we will try it all.   We pour, brush, scoop, squeegee and soak. Many of the processes are completely unpredictable and surprising. Even if you only plan to paint traditionally this will show you ways to use your materials that you never dreamt of. This workshop is located at The Miller School of Art in Highland Park. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

4/25/2020, 10am-6pm.  

$100 plus $40 material fee

 

 

Expressive Figure Drawing and Painting

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw and paint from the figure without having to draw like Leonardo? Then this rigorous, but fun class is for you. Learn how to follow shapes, create space, and most of all compose your page, without painstaking proportions and measurements. We will use the model to look hard, but we won't be working towards 19th century realism. You will be composing and deconstructing on the fly, at a fast pace, alternating with very slow and deliberate observation. You can't be attached to the outcome, or even have any idea of what your work will look like when it is done. In fact your work will be “undone” if it gets predictable. This will be action packed 'process' with no possibility of staying in your rut if you have one.  You will be provided with a large paper, drawing and painting materials. Absolute beginners are perfect for this class as well as advanced artists. This workshop is located at The Miller School of Art in Highland Park. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

5/2/2020, 10am-6pm  

$100 plus $50 fee for model and materials

 

Make Your Own Oil Paints and Mediums

Mediums are what we add to oil paint to make it come alive with unique character all its own.  The masters carefully guarded their own formulations of oil mediums because they knew how important they were to the very essence of the painting.  Now making your own oil medium or even understanding how to use the readymade mediums in the store is becoming a lost art. Historically the alchemy of paint occupied many artists all of their lives.  Find out what you may have been missing in your painting and straighten out the confusion array of mediums to make your art come alive! Making your own oil paint is easy and much cheaper, avoid the art store and get some of your materials for much less. Find out how to put together your own set of paints and how to use them in one lesson.   In addition we will cover Non-Toxic Oil Painting. Some people would love to paint in oil but are c. All materials provided.  ALL SUPPLIES INCLUDED.

5/9/2020, 10am-2pm.

$50 plus $20 material fee


 

Figure in Proportion: the Intuitive Approach

Many people think that if they can’t draw in proportion they are “not talented” and have no business doing art.  Nothing could be further from the truth. If you are not suited to careful measuring and painstaking draftsmanship you are not alone.  This has nothing to do with whether or not you are “talented” or whether or not you should try making art. This workshop will teach even the most drafting averse person how to get proportion without sacrificing the real value of the artwork, which is to learn to be comfortable with your own set of “talents”.  Some people never can make precise measurements, but they can still draw in proportion through an intuitive quick approach. This workshop is located at The Miller School of Art in Highland Park. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

5/16/2020, 10am-2pm

$50 plus $20 model and materials fee

 

 

Liquid Portraiture Painting

It is possible to paint a portrait in one session and get a likeness with just pouring paint? This will teach you how to mix latex house paint to just the right color and keep the paint controlled to depict a human face so accurately the individual will be recognizable.  First we will take a photo of you and project it on the canvas board. Then will learn the technique of how to pour “you” on the canvas. If you have your own laptop and/or digital projector please bring one. This workshop is located at The Miller School of Art in Highland Park.  ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

5/23/2020 10am-6pm

$100 plus $40 materials fee

 

Beginning Experimental Painting

Have you ever wanted to see the range of things you can do with your paints?  The possibilities will open you up and get you out of any rut. From learning about traditional oil mediums to thick clear layers of glossy acrylics we will try it all.   We pour, brush, scoop, squeegee and soak. Many of the processes are completely unpredictable and surprising. Even if you only plan to paint traditionally this will show you ways to use your materials that you never dreamt of. This workshop is located at The Miller School of Art in Highland Park. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

5/30/2020, 10am-6pm.  

$100 plus $40 material fee

 

Expressive Figure Drawing and Painting

Have you ever wanted to learn to draw and paint from the figure without having to draw like Leonardo? Then this rigorous, but fun class is for you. Learn how to follow shapes, create space, and most of all compose your page, without painstaking proportions and measurements. We will use the model to look hard, but we won't be working towards 19th century realism. You will be composing and deconstructing on the fly, at a fast pace, alternating with very slow and deliberate observation. You can't be attached to the outcome, or even have any idea of what your work will look like when it is done. In fact your work will be “undone” if it gets predictable. This will be action packed 'process' with no possibility of staying in your rut if you have one.  You will be provided with a large paper, drawing and painting materials. Absolute beginners are perfect for this class as well as advanced artists. This workshop is located at The Miller School of Art in Highland Park. ALL SUPPLIES PROVIDED.

6/6/2020, 10am-6pm  

$100 plus $50 fee for model and materials



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