Fall 2016 classes & workshops

WORKSHOPS

Popup Painting Workshop Labor Day Weekend - Transitions and Edges in Portrait Painting September 3-4, 2016

If anyone is getting twitchy waiting for the New Orleans Academy's classes to start, here is a chance to give you a new way of looking and a new tool to use in your painting. I call it the Puzzle Piece method. It involves looking and matching negative spaces and adjusting them as you go from one shape to another across the subject. This method will help you adjust the exact shapes/values/colors of the spaces around the features until these transitions are right before moving on to the next shape. This is a method that I use now--it is a very intuitive way of working. It allows you to use your right brain to match images and let your left brain take a back seat. It will have you working wet in wet to get those transitions softer and allow you to restate strong pieces of paint in your lights and highlights. I will do a demo for the first hour or so and then periodic demos per individual request. Let's paint!


When: September 3-4, 2016. 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Cost: $300 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.
Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117
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Portrait Painting (Fall 2016) (New Orleans Academy of Fine Arts)

This class teaches the fundamentals of painting the head in oil. Students will paint the model from life. Beginning with a toned canvas, students will execute a careful drawing and subsequently build up the structure of the head from darks to lights. Emphasis is on understanding the structure of the head and learning to mix colors to create realistic and harmonious flesh tones. The class will begin with a demonstration of the alla prima technique, used by John Singer Sargent and handed down through generations of atelier painters and teachers.


Previous experience in drawing and painting preferred but not required.
Instructor: Sarah Griffin Thibodeaux
Location: Studio Thibodeaux
928 Port St, New Orleans, LA 70117 <
Number of Classes: 12
2016 Dates: September 17, 24, (no class October 1), October 8, 15, 22, 29, November 5, 12, 19, (no class November 26), December 3, 10, 17
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Cost:$684 due in full upon registration. Please review cancellation policy before registering.
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After minimum number of students is reached, drop-ins are available (Saturday weekly portrait class only).
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