Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Monday, March 24, 2014

Announcing: a New 5-Week Clothed Figure Painting Class

Abigail VanCannon, MFA graduate from the Academy of Art, will be teaching a 5-week Figure Painting Class on Thursdays from April 17 – May 16.  Classes begin at 11 am and end at 3 pm each Thursday during this highly focused and fun figure painting class series. 

She will be offering a free demo on April 10, 2014 from 1 pm – 3:30 pm to kick off the 5-week series. 

Click here to download this flier and sign up for a class that will focus on taking your figure painting skills to the next level.

Figure Class 5 week

Saturday, March 22, 2014

qiang-huang, a daily painter: “Demo at Sacramento 2" --- Sold

qiang-huang, a daily painter: “Demo at Sacramento 2" --- Sold: The second demo does not have much of color. As usual, I showed how to paint a rose.

qiang-huang, a daily painter: "Demo at Sacramento 1" --- Sold

qiang-huang, a daily painter: "Demo at Sacramento 1" --- Sold: This my third time teaching at Sacramento. I want to thank Patris Miller for organizing this workshop and thank all the artists for attend...

Fabulous 3-day workshop with Qiang Huang

It was a honor and privilege to have master artist Qiang Huang, currently residing in Austin, Texas, come teach a 3-day Still Life Painting Workshop at my studio in Oak Park.  He is amazing teacher, a superb teacher, and a wonderful friend. 
He began each day with a demo, explaining each stage of his painting and sharing with us his thoughts and ideas about color, value, edges, intensity, brushwork and so much more. 

Using a little technology, we projected his painting demo on a big screen to ensure that everyone had a good view of his painting process.
Qiang is an amazing teacher.  He shared his painting process with us from the beginning block in stage to the final details.
His demo.

A close up of his demo. 

Breakfast or lunch--Old Soul just up the block from the studio was our place to go for good coffee and fresh food.  Next time Qiang comes to do a workshop, the Triangle District will encompass many new food venue options here in Oak Park as the redevelopment continues to flourish around the studio.

We had a wonderful time of painting, learning, and hanging out together. I enjoyed meeting new artist friends from all over Northern California and hanging out local artist compatriots who took the workshop.  
Make Art!!!!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Pop up Fridays are expiring and a new 3-hour session is beginning

 ANNOUNCING: 
SOMETHING OLD AND SOMETHING NEW
Well it's been fun to have a 3 hour pose on Fridays from 10 am - 1 pm for our POP UP FRIDAYS.  POP UP Fridays have officially expired......but we have something new for everyone to come and try!
POP UP FRIDAYS are morphing into Marvelous Mondays beginning April 7
ANNOUNCING A NEW 3 HOUR LONG POSE SESSION ON MONDAYS
12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
following our Monday Morning figure drawing session. 
BEGINNING MONDAY APRIL 7
$10 per session

WANT TO GET IN A FULL DAY OF MAKING ART?
Then join us for both sessions! Get in some shorter pose figure drawing practice between 9 am - noon.  Bring a lunch with you or grab something up at Old Soul and head back to the studio to work on a long pose -- draw, paint, sculpt, do one piece or several small studies between 12:30 - 3:30.  What can be better than a full day of art?

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN MARVELOUS MONDAY ART DAY!
SHORT POSES OR LONG POSES; 
MORNING SESSION OR AFTERNOON SESSION; 
ONE SESSION OR TWO SESSIONS
--starting April 7, you can choose the best way to kick off your week!