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Painting the Clothed Figure Workshop 1 SPOT LEFT

August 28 - Sept 1 (Limit 11 students)
5 Days 9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $750
Instructor: Iliya Mirochnik

The clothed full-figure portrait has long been considered a complex undertaking. In addition to the extensive list of challenges encountered when working from the nude model, the clothed figure requires a more subtle depiction of anatomical forms. This workshops aims to break down this process, exploring the effect of underlying anatomical structures on clothing, as well as how a figure's attire influences the overall composition of the painting, its mood, and on the viewers' perception of the model. In addition to working on a painting, participants will be analyzing examples from the history of art and supplementing their work with graphite and charcoal sketches of cloth on human form.

Iliya Mirochnik will be doing demonstrations throughout the workshop. 

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Roses Painting Workshop 1 Spot Left!

August 30 - Sept 1 (Limit 12 students)
3 Days 9:30 to 4:30 (1 hour lunch break)
Cost: $550 (flowers included)
Instructor: Kathleen Speranza

Garden roses have a very limited season and are some of the most beautiful forms in the botanical world.  They are exquisite in form and color and bear very little resemblance to the stiff and generic varieties available all year long. This workshop will cover a basic introduction to this challenging subject.  We will explore a combination of direct and indirect painting techniques to translate the unique relationship between life force and subtlety that they possess.  Drawing, color and paint handling will be addressed in detail.  Painting experience is recommended as this is advanced subject matter. Class limit 12 students.

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By far the best workshop I have ever taken. Christina’s instruction was incredibly clear and the structure of the course was well thought out. The atmosphere was positive and helpful. I think each student was amazed by the work they created.
— Phyllis, 2014 Still Life Workshop with Christina Mastrangelo student
The class was amazing. Thank you very much. You are such a generous teacher, sharing a wealth of information with us. The class was an excellent introduction to many important things to think about — things that I wish I knew in my past attempts to work in oils.
— Dennis, 2016 Oil Painting for Newbies student