Oil Painting and Drawing; Considering Composition and Color

Course Description:     
Think about some painting you admire; what are the elements the painter used to make that statement?

This class emphasizes the elements of composition; the organization of line and shape, and the ways color and values work together to create a dynamic whole. Drawing is the foundation for organizing your thoughts as a stand-alone piece or in preparation for a painting. Students may elect to use the entire term to concentrate on drawing alone.

This class has always included both advanced and less experienced painters, creating a congenial, supportive learning environment. First time painters should plan on spending significant time drawing.

Direct observation is encouraged, and a still-life set up will always be available. Students may also bring their own objects as subject matter or work from a strong photo image.

Click here for the syllabus and materials list: Oil Painting and Drawing; Considering Composition and Color

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Instructor: Lois Andersen
Artist Spotlight: Lois Andersen's "Finding Home" Series by Aimee KhanLois Andersen is a painter, illustrator and teacher for more than twenty-five years to children and adults, in private schools and community programs. Born in Brooklyn, NY she studied at Pratt Institute, the Art Students League of NYC, and at the Statenskunstakedemi in Oslo, Norway. Her studio is at The Umbrella Arts Center where she welcomes inquiries... Learn More »
Age range: 
Students min/max: 
8 weeks
Mondays, January 30 - March 27, 6:30pm - 9:30pm
January 30, 2023
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March 27, 2023
Room 224