Athenaeum's School of the Arts
Course #12: Figure/Flower Painting/Drawing
Instructor: Stephanie Goldman
Mon–Fri, 9:30 AM–3 PM (1/2 hr break)
August 6–10 (5 days)
Limited to 12 students
La Jolla Studio
$290 member/320 nonmember (includes model)
This class will be a really fun blend of figure painting in the morning and flower painting in the afternoon (all with classical music and a relaxed-learning atmosphere), but the fun will be further amplified by Stephanie's insightful yet humorous way of teaching solid painting techniques for gaining a deeper understanding of proportions, anatomical landmarks, tonal values and color relationships. Although the main emphasis will be in oils, those who prefer other media, such as pencil, charcoal, watercolor, acrylic, or pastel, are equally welcome, as instruction is individual. Poses will be set, so students can practice painting the whole figure or only the portrait.
In the afternoon, the same teaching principles will apply to flower painting with the additional aspect of choosing and practicing a color strategy, setting a composition and working either looser or tighter. There will be class demonstrations of new concepts as well as individual critiques. Bring your favorite supplies, different size panels or painting surfaces primed with any medium value grey or color to experiment with a variety of compositions and design principles. Also helpful are a variety of brushes or mark-making tools to broaden your approach to making a picture. *Please email the Stephanie with any questions you may have.
Materials: You do not need to buy everything on this list. Only buy materials that relate to the medium you plan to work with or bring your own supplies. Canvas: a variety of sizes—panels or stretched canvas; all canvases should be toned with a medium gray or any medium value color, as all work will be done under artificial light. Brushes (a variety): filbert #2 and #4 and bristle blend rounds, #1, 2, and 3 (several of each is recommended), the filbert for massing in large areas and rounds for refining shapes and more precise work. Oil paint (palette consists of a warm and cool variation of every color except orange): Burnt Umber, *Burnt Sienna, Cadmium Red, Alizarin Crimson, *Cadmium Orange, Cadmium Yellow, Cadmium Lemon, *Cadmium Green Pale, Viridian, Cerulean Blue, *Ultramarine Blue, Magenta, Dioxazine Purple, *Titanium White, Ivory Black, and any special colors you like. Other: palette: 11" x 14" or larger, wood or glass (plastic palette saver is most convenient to keep your palette in), palette knives, Viva brand paper towels, Liquin or Gamblin stand oil, palette cups, odorless mineral spirits, sketchbook, 4B pencil, razor blade, kneaded eraser. *Required colors for the class.
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REGISTRATION BY PHONE: Class registrations can also be done over the phone by calling the Athenaeum at (858) 454-5872 or in person during normal library hours. The library is open Tuesday - Saturday, 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., and Wednesday, 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. The library is closed on Sunday and Monday.
ENROLLMENT: Art classes are limited to approximately 18-20 students for adult classes and 12-15 students for children’s classes. Enrollment is on a first-come, first-served basis.
CLASS POLICY: Visitors are not allowed in the classroom. If you wish to sit in on a class, you must enroll.
SCHOOL REFUND POLICY: No exceptions made. A full refund will be given only if a class, workshop or tour is cancelled, filled prior to the receipt of your registration, or if the teacher does not accept you as a student. A credit for another class in the next Athenaeum’s School of the Arts season will be extended to students who are unable to attend and have notified the Athenaeum’s School of the Arts staff at least one week prior to the beginning of the class.
CANCELLATIONS: The Athenaeum reserves the right to cancel classes and workshops prior to or at the beginning of the first class meeting. A full refund will be given automatically or tuition may be applied towards another course during the current session depending on availability.