I've got two spaces in the upcoming spring session of my painting from life course at the
Calgary School of Art :
Interpreting Still Life and Landscape: a Painting from Life Course
Dates: Tuesdays April 16 to June 18
There will be one full plein air day; your choice of either June 8 or 15. You may do both for an extra fee of $60.
Price: $360 + gst
This course uses the still life and plein air scene in front of you as a starting point for exciting colour interpretation, brush work, and compositional manipulation. You don't have to "paint what you see"; you can paint what you want to see and what you feel, instead.
Beginning with still life, we'll explore rhythm, colour, and technique with an emphasis on finding your own personal aesthetic and developing it over time.
Then, as the weather warms up, we'll move to local parks for plein air painting. Our focus, however, will remain the same: your paintings will become a reflection of your own developing style and interests.
There will be rain and snow, and we won't be tough guys about it. That's when we'll meet back in the studio and develop our paintings from photos, sketches and memory.
I hope you'll join the class!
Please contact me for more information or to register.