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Lecture Class: 100 Greatest Paintings: A continuation of Steve’s popular lecture series. Engaging lectures (20-45 minutes each) will cover a few of the top 100 most influential artists, historical and contemporary. Each week we will cover 1 to 2 paintings and go in depth to reveal why these paintings are important to study. Students are invited via Zoom to a live group discussion of the week’s topic, at 3pm on Mondays.  All students registered will receive a link to a recorded lecture, so you won’t miss the content if you can’t attend.

 

Independent Projects:  Continuing students may work on their independent projects. After the project has been established, students will email their progress to Steve weekly along with reference photos. Students are invited via Zoom to a live class meet-up with Steve, at 11am on Mondays.  Steve will provide everybody’s individual feedback during the Zoom session. All students registered will receive a link to a recorded lecture, so you won’t miss the content if you can’t attend.

 

Figure Drawing and Painting: This figure class will offer a variety of different approaches to drawing and painting the figure. There will be video demonstrations, shared figure reference material, and individual video critiques to assess your work. Students will email their progress to Steve along with reference material weekly for critique.  Students are invited via Zoom to a live meet-up with Steve and the rest of the class, at 10:30am on Thursdays.  Steve will provide everybody’s individual feedback during the Zoom session. All students registered will receive a link to a recorded lecture, so you won’t miss the content if you can’t attend. The course trajectory over 6 weeks is as follows:

  1. Bargue Figure Drawing
  2. Flat Shape, Soft & Hard Edge
  3. Figure Sketching
  4. Torso Vignette
  5. Painting Sketch
  6. Painting an Artistic Figure Vignette

 

Abstract Realism:  This class will focus on the techniques and tools that will allow you to loosen up and paint in a way that allows for creative interpretation. Each lesson will focus on a new tool and technique that will help us translate what we see, not just copy it. Students are invited via Zoom to a live meet-up with Steve and the rest of the class at 1pm on Thursdays for discussion and critiques. Each week students will receive access to a demonstration/lesson video, an assignment, and will email images of their progress for the weekly critique. All students registered will receive a link to a recorded lecture, so you won’t miss the content if you can’t attend.  Course trajectory over 6 weeks is as follows:

  1. Palette knife and finger smudges
  2. Pen and ink for compositional thumbnails
  3. Architecture with a squeegee
  4. Chop and mop
  5. Blocking in using a brayer
  6. Painting doorways and the vignette

 

Digital Painting on the iPad:  This course will offer a solid foundation in the basics of digital painting. We will explore a variety of different approaches and explore the many different brushes and effects associated with the digital world. iPad with stylus and the Art Studio Pro app is required. Each week students will receive access to a demonstration/lesson video, an assignment, and will email images of their progress for a weekly critique.  At this time there is not a group class meet-up time.  Course trajectory for first-timers over 6 weeks is as follows:

  1. A simple still life
  2. A complex still life with a variety of textures
  3. Graphic drawing with simple values
  4. Soft drawing with perfect edges
  5. Exploring textures in a graphic composition
  6. Drawing a basic portrait

 

Portrait Drawing and Painting:  This course will walk you through my process in painting drawing and painting a head. We will start from the ground up working on a drawing and going through it step by step. Then we will seal the drawing and discuss the transition to painting and finishing.  Students are invited via Zoom to an live meet-up with Steve and the rest of the class at 6:15pm on Thursdays, at which time Steve will give students their critiques. All students registered will receive a link to a recorded lecture, so you won’t miss the content if you can’t attend.  Each week students will receive access to a demonstration/lesson video, an assignment, and will email images of their progress for a weekly critique.  Course trajectory over 6 weeks is as follows:

  1. The Ghost Block-In
  2. The Armature of the Face
  3. Under drawing in preparation for painting
  4. The Ebauche technique and blooming outward
  5. The Features
  6. Hair, edges and finishing

 

Digital Design Basics on the iPad:  This design class for the iPad will offer a solid foundation in the process of creatively editing your photos, so that you can transcend the photo reference in your paintings. Demonstrations through Art Studio Pro will help explain Steve’s workflow and the thinking behind his creative process in making rich resource material for his paintings.  Each week students will receive access to a demonstration/lesson video, an assignment, and will email images of their progress for a weekly critique. At this time there is not a group class meet-up time. Course trajectory for first-timers over 6 weeks is as follows:

 

  1. Mood Boards & Confluence Sketching
  2. Techniques in Confluence Sketching
  3. Notan, Layer Modes, Transform
  4. Smudging, Drawing, and Edges
  5. Making it look like a painting
  6. Tools for transitioning designs to oil painting
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