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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. 

  • $200 / 10 weeks, starting June 29

 

Independent Projects:  This class will be meeting IN STUDIO, MONDAYS 11am – 2pm and 3-6pm, June 29 – Aug 31.  The 3pm class will include the 100 Greatest Paintings lectures.

  • $450 (half day) or $900 (all day) / 10 weeks, starting June 29

 

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 for new students 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
  •  $450 / 10 weeks starting July 2

 

Digital Painting on the iPad (new students only):  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.  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
  •  $270 / 6 weeks, start anytime

 

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
  • $270 / 6 weeks, start anytime

 

Digital Design Basics on the iPad (new students only):  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. 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
  •  $270 / 6 weeks, start anytime
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