As the number of youth students increases it is imperative that I create new examples for us to use in our classes.. Last night I spent a few minutes working this one up and I am certain it will be popular. I am thinking that it will be used primarily for second time students. SEE IT HERE
I am very close to having a youth workshop program ready to go. At the present time I envision it working like this…
A workshop will consist of 5 lessons. The first four sessions we will work solely on a practice canvas. Each day we will concentrate on basic strokes. those used to make happy little trees, clouds, tappy grass, snow on the mountains, etc. All of these techniques require a special way of loading the brush and touching the brush to the canvas. We will also stress brush care and the basics of mixing colors. At the end of each session we will clean the practice canvas for use the next time. Day five of the workshop will be Graduation Day. Here we will complete a finished piece that will be worthy of a frame and a spot on the wall. And at this point the student should be ready to do basic paintings on their own.
I will also be teaching more advanced workshops where we fine tune the techniques already learned and get into more difficult areas like building structures, imbedding stones in a body of water, working with black gesso, etc.
Adult workshops are also available. They will follow a similar format except we will have a morning session to learn and an afternoon session completing a painting using the techniques learned that day and the painting will go home with the student. These will be 5 day sessions as well.
NO CLASS WILL INVOLVE MORE THAN TWO STUDENTS. CLASSES CAN BE SCHEDULED SO YOU COME ONCE A WEEK, OR WE CAN DO IT IN FIVE CONSECUTIVE DAYS.
I now have open painting days posted on the calendar for the rest of November and all of December and January. Check for open dates and then contact me to schedule a the class.
Speaking of classes, I have two youngsters coming on Saturday and two adults on Sunday. Watch for their paintings here…
Pat Alsup CRI