Sat. 2pm - 5pm
This painting course emphasizes the accurate representation of the live model and construction of the Figure in oils. With a strong focus on composition, drawing, shapes, value, edges, and color mixing. Each student will be taught the necessary techniques to complete a painting from start to finish. Working from direct observation, students will use a limited palette as they continue to develop their painting skills. Students will learn how to set up an organized palette and work from dark to light to achieve harmonious color. Gaining the control of this palette will give student the opportunity to paint any desired subject. Brief lectures, handouts, and demonstrations will be given each class.
Whether you aim to become the next great figurative artist or just find joy in the process of drawing, this course will set you on your path and will give you the tools you need to create a successful body of work!
What You'll Learn
Learn to block in the figure using simple values
Learn to work with a limited palette of colors
Learn how to mix skin tones
Learn to paint the figure in a representational style
Continue to refine your style and perfect your proportions with each class
Personalized one-on-one instruction
Miguel Gonzalez was born in Penjamo, Guanajuato, Mexico and raised in Oregon where he began to explore his curiosity for creating art. In 2010, with the encouragement of his mentor, Gonzalez decided to apply to Laguna College of Art and Design (LCAD) where he recently completed his Bachelors of Fine Art degree. Gonzalez has studied with several highly respectable artists in the Los Angeles area while participating in several group shows along the West coast. Gonzalez, believes that a strong fundamental understanding to drawing and painting will allow students the freedom to create what they desire.
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*Note - Ongoing classes bill from the beginning of the month but you can start your instruction any week!
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