Below is a listing of my classes
at the Art Center of the Capital Region in Troy NY
All classes are six 3-hour sessions, except Drawing the
Human Face, which is 3 sessions, and Advanced Painting Atelier
which is ongoing.
Oil Painting Classes are turpentine-free,
and instruction is given in how to paint with non-toxic
are currently suspended for Covid, and expected to resume
in fall 2021. There is a possibility of some painting classes
resuming in mid-April, depending on conditions.
Learn how to see like an artist and gain confidence expressing
yourself on paper. Complete beginners or artists with some
experience can work at an individual pace within a structured
format. Explore proportion, perspective, and working with
line and tone, plus some fun exercises to shift you into
the creative right side of your brain. All techniques are
demonstrated, and presentations of artwork inform and inspire.
All materials included.
A more in depth study of fundamental drawing skills with
a wider variety of subject matter, exploring composition
and deeper expression. The course includes an introduction
to portraiture and figure drawing, working from a clothed
model. All materials and model covered in studio cost.
This class focuses on drawing a live, nude model. Through
direct observation of a model and a series of structured
lessons, students will build a variety of skills which can
be integrated into a personal style. All techniques are
demonstrated, and individual attention is given to each
student, attuned to his/her level. Students under the age
of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign a release form.
Prerequisite: Beginning Drawing, Intermediate Drawing, or
equivalent (recommended). All drawing supplies included
in studio fee.
Oil Painting: Understanding
This class is appropriate for complete beginners or experienced
painters who would like to deepen their understanding of
color. Demonstrations and presentations, as well as hands
on experience teach students reliable color mixing and use
of color to express form, light, and mood. You may bring
paints and brushes or buy from the instructor in class;
studio fee covers the remaining materials.
Oil Painting: Finding Your
Painting Voice (Intermediate)
Explore painting inspiration and creative problem solving,
while working toward your own personal style as an artist.
We'll address individual concerns related to independent
projects, attuned to each student's level. Students should
bring paints and brushes, materials fee covers other supplies.
Prerequisite: Understanding Color, or by permission of instructor.
Oil Painting: Skill Building
This class will focus on improving painting technique, facility,
and expression through exploring a particular subject in
depth. Each student will develop a series of small paintings
from a subject appropriate to his/her skill level and interests.
Students may also bring work done at home into class for
group or individual critiques. Bring your own brushes and
paints, or buy from the instructor; studio fee covers remaining
materials. Prerequisite: Understanding Color or equivalent
Advanced Painting Atelier
Students will work on independent projects developing skills,
techniques, style and expression at an individual pace,
within a community of artists. Sessions will be student-directed
and can include working from photographs/studies, still
life, portraiture, and figure drawing/painting (with artist
models, as determined by the group, under the guidance of
Bring your own paints/brushes/canvasses. Some basic drawing
and painting supplies are included in the materials fee.
The studio is turpentine-free; guidance is provided in oil
painting without toxic materials. Pre-requisite: Intermediate
study in painting or by permission of the instructor.