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LIST OF TUTORIALS:

1.A shading
1.B chicken scratch sketches
1.C three color painting
1.D finish the face
1.E basic memory drawing
 
2.A 3D shading: the sphere
2.B 3D shading: cube, cylinder, and cone
2.C contour drawing and memory
2.D blind contour drawing
2.E negative space
2.F sketching using basic shapes and volume
2.G vertical stroke sketch
2.H monochromatic color
2.I triad color
2.J analogous color
2.K complimentary color
2.L neutral color
2.M accented neutral color
2.N muted triad color
2.O mother color
 
3.A facial proportions, front
3.B facial proportions, profile
3.C the 3D face: volume and planes
3.D the eye
3.E the mouth
3.F the nose
3.G the ear
3.H shading warped planes in space
3.I copy a photograph
3.J composition and design: seven lines
3.K one point perspective
3.L two point perspective
3.M three point perspective
 
4.A atmospheric perspective
4.B fantasy landscape
4.C drawing the dummy
4.D repeated shapes
4.E elongated figures
4.F relative color
4.G mixing color
 
5.A cast drawing
5.B proportions and gesture of the figure, front
5.C proportions and gesture of the figure, profile
5.D the figure: basic shapes and volume
5.E drawing the torso
5.F preparing a painting surface
5.G basics of oil painting
5.H cast painting
5.I composition: focal points and emphasis
5.J composition: repeated color
5.K composition: eye movement
5.L still life painting
 
6.A plein air landscape
6.B drawing the arm
6.C drawing the leg
6.D drawing the hand
6.E drawing the foot
6.F five minute figure line drawings
6.G x-ray figures
6.H drawing the figure from life: gesture drawings
6.I drawing the figure from life: charcoal and lead
6.J drawing the figure from life: ink
6.K drawing the figure from life: toned paper and prismacolor
6.L drawing the figure from life: lead and watercolor
6.M drawing the figure from life: transfer drawing
6.N beginning a portrait with a drawing
6.O direct portrait painting
6.P translucency vs opacity in portrait painting
6.Q paint a self portrait
 
7.A composing the figure from imagination
7.B square, golden section, and rule of thirds
7.C composing with overlayed eye paths
7.D composing with value sketches
7.E using photography as reference
7.F painting an interior
7.G painting the figure from life: one hour study
7.H painting the figure from life: twenty hour study
7.I the color sketch
7.J blocking out an historical painting
7.K beginning an historical painting
7.L finishing an historical painting
 
8.A loosening up
8.B beginning an art career: production
8.C beginning an art career: promotion
8.D web design for artists
8.E business organization tips for artists
8.F pushing the boundaries
 

WOODLAND HILLS WORKSHOPS 2017
 
Classes will be held in my Woodland Hills, UT studio. Download an image of the full schedule here.


 

ART EXPLORATION FOR AGES 8-12
 
Aug7-Aug10 MTWTH 9-11am + lecture/art show Aug12 6-8pm
Cost: $95, supplies included

In this class we will: 1. Discuss the principles and elements of art. 2. Practice drawing from observation. 3. Review basic human proportions. 4. Review basic color schemes. 5. Learn about paint application. 6. Have the opportunity to participate in the guest lecture and art show on August 12th.

Once tuition is paid, your spot will be reserved in the class. Class size is limited to fourteen students. Tuition is refundable through June 10th. After June 10th, tuition will not be refunded.


 
 


FIGURE DRAWING AND PAINTING FOR TEENS AND ADULTS
 
Aug7-Aug10 MTWTH 4pm-8pm + art show Aug12 6-8pm
Cost: $250 not including art supplies

One of art's greatest challenges is figure drawing. For artists who make work depicting people, figure drawing skills are a must. In this class we will work from a model in a leotard and: 1. Practice drawing gestures to quickly capture the essence and movement of the figure. 2. Draw on toned paper with an emphasis on contour, value and shape accuracy, expression of marks, and manipulation of edges. 3. Learn about proportion, bones and muscles. (Homework assignments will be given before class.) 4. Transfer the drawing to a panel or canvas. 5. Make an oil painting. 6. Learn about shift in temperature and transparency. 7. Have the opportunity to participate in the guest lecture and art show on August 12th.

Once tuition is paid, your spot will be reserved in the class. Tuition is refundable through June 10th. After June 10th, tuition will not be refunded. Class size is limited to ten students.


 
 


MIXED MEDIA EXPRESSION
 
Aug7-Aug10 MTWTH 12:30-3pm + lecture/art show Aug12 6-8pm
Cost: $170 not including supplies

In this class we will: 1. Discuss elements of design. 2. Overview the application of different mediums 3. Discuss the integration of multiple images and text. 4. Create multiple composition sketches and color studies. 5. Take a sketch to finished illustration. 6. Capture a digital image. 7. We'll also have the opportunity to participate in the guest lecture and art show on August 12th.

Once tuition is paid, your spot will be reserved in the class. Tuition is refundable through June 10th. After June 10th, tuition will not be refunded. Class size is limited to ten students.


 
 


OIL PAINTING--PAINT A SELF PORTRAIT
 
July31 MON 9am-5pm + Optional Glaze and Finish Session SAT 10am-3pm + lecture/art show Aug12 6-8pm
Cost: $160 not including supplies

This class is for teens and adults who have taken at least one painting class before. We will 1. Work from a mirror. 2. Begin with Acrylic paint 3. Practice painterly edges, accuracy of shape, local color mixing, and temperature shifts. 4. Practice a direct painting method. 5. Complete a self-portrait. 6. Have the opportunity to participate in the guest lecture and art show on August 12th.

Once tuition is paid, your spot will be reserved in the class. Tuition is refundable through June 10th. After June 10th, tuition will not be refunded. Class size is limited to ten students.


 
 


PLEIN AIR LANDSCAPE PAINTING
 
Aug1-Aug4 TWTH 5-8pm (Additional Beginner's Instruction TW 3:30-5pm) + Optional Glaze and Finish Session SAT 10am-3pm + lecture/art show Aug12 6-8pm
Cost: $170 for the 5-8pm sessions, not including supplies or Preliminary Beginner's Instruction. $200 if students would like to participate in the additional instruction from 3:30-5, not including supplies).

In this class we will find a painting site each session and paint the living, breathing landscape. We will: 1. Learn to quickly capture shapes, light and shadow with oil paint. 2. Simplify the landscape into strong designs. 3. Concentrate on painterly edges, the light effect, shape relationships, and rhythm. 4. Have the opportunity to participate in the guest lecture and art show on August 12th.

Once tuition is paid, your spot will be reserved in the class. Tuition is refundable through June 10th. After June 10th, tuition will not be refunded. Class size is limited to ten students.

Click above for the 5-8pm Workshop


Beginners--Click above for the 3:30-5pm Preliminary Instruction and the 5-8pm Workshop


 
 


SCULPTING
 
Aug3-Aug4 THF 9am-3pm + lecture/art show Aug12 6-8pm
Cost: $210 not including supplies

In this class we will work with a model in a leotard to: 1. Sculpt a head in water-based clay with a focus on proportions, features, and likeness. 2. Create a full-figure armature and sculpt from a live model in oil-based clay. 3. Learn about movement and continuity in sculpture. 4. Make a simple mold and pour a plaster cast. 5. Have the opportunity to participate in the guest lecture and art show on August 12th.

Once tuition is paid, your spot will be reserved in the class. Tuition is refundable through June 10th. After June 10th, tuition will not be refunded. Class size is limited to ten students.


 
 


COPY A MASTER PAINTING OF JESUS
 
Aug1-Aug2 TW 10am-2pm + Optional Glaze and Finish Session SAT 10am-3pm + lecture/art show Aug12 6-8pm
Cost: $160 not including supplies

Depicting Jesus Christ in artwork is a challenge. We will recreate a "portrait" of Jesus by: 1. Creating an acrylic underpainting. 2. Painting into oil glazes overtop the acrylic. 3. Focusing on temperature and transparency shifts. 4. Focusing on the light effect. 5. Attaining a fluid picture plane. 6. We'll also have the opportunity to participate in the guest lecture and art show on August 12th.

Once tuition is paid, your spot will be reserved in the class. Tuition is refundable through June 10th. After June 10th, tuition will not be refunded. Class size is limited to ten students.