Wed. 10am -1pm
Before venturing outside to try your hand at plein air painting, this course will give you the method and process of how to capture the beauty of the scene without distracting details.
You will learn how to capture the splendor of nature as we deconstruct the different elements of the landscape. Learn how to paint a strong landscape by first picking a great photo reference. Understand the importance of composition as the foundation of your painting. The class will then follow the process of painting a landscape using simple shapes, mixing natural colors and understanding values to create atmosphere and distance in the landscape. Students will learn how to compose a successful painting with harmony, interest and drama. Learn about the fundamentals of composition and how to include a focal point in your painting. Students will also learn how to create atmosphere specific to landscape painting. Learn to design your paintings, not just copy a photograph. You will gain the skills needed to transport the beauty of nature into an original landscape painting.
Each student will work at their own pace from photo references with at least one completed painting at the end of the class. All levels are welcome.
What You'll Learn
Learn how to begin a landscape
How to pick the best image, cropping, focal point and adding drama
Mixing Clean Colors
Composition choices and how to design a better painting
Oil or Pastel -Live Demonstrations
Personalized one-on-one instruction
Sharon Weaver is one of the great landscape painters of America. Born with a passion for art, she first attended Moore College of Art in Philadelphia, later transferring to Parsons School. While working for more than a decade in Manhattan, Sharon's career took her all over the world. Visiting Los Angeles, Sharon found the natural beauty and wide open spaces of California a welcome change from the man-made canyons of New York. It didn't take long for her to move here where she has pursued her art of landscape painting.
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