Saturday and Sunday August 24 and 25
9:30 am – 3:30 pm
This is a two day workshop
Lunch: Please pack a lunch to eat during a short lunch break.
This workshop will cover the basic principles of oil painting with regard to painting dynamic florals. Dynamic compositions with arrangements that are elegant and sophisticated, casual and relaxed, while keeping a bold direction, will be the focus for this 2 day workshop. There will be discussions on composition, massing, building form, light and shadow, and knowing when a work is finished (learning how to not overwork your painting). Douglas delivers sound principles of painting that are useful to a beginner or seasoned professional.
After the brief morning intro, students will start mixing colors and preparing to paint. Students will work in their own style/technique. Douglas will overview his palette and concepts that his work entails. Students will learn to mix basic strings of color to help comprehend how this preparation makes the painting process a little simpler and have a working understanding of the value/strings of color. Students will work from photos Douglas provides that include Peonies, Lilacs, and Hydrangea or some Tulips.
This 2 day hands on painting experience will yield a number of paintings and a logical thought process in a fun, yet focused atmosphere to help you guide your future study. Your paintings can be as complicated, or as simple as needed. Demos and individual discussion/instruction will help each student begin to reach the preliminary goals they are striving to meet. Bring a notebook/sketchbook to help you remember the principles that are the foundation of Douglas’ teaching.
Class Tentative Outline:
1st hour: Welcome/Overview of Class/Discuss principles with demos to explain
ideas and concepts.
2nd hour: Mix Palette (Strings of colors)
Lunch: Brown Bag
Entire Afternoon: Paint in studio based on principles discussed in demo. Douglas
moves through the group in a rotation so everyone gets equal time.
1st hour: Overview/Review Specifics
Most of second day: Paint in studio. Douglas moves through the group in a
rotation so everyone gets equal time.
Lunch: Brown Bag
Last hour: In the last hour, after cleaning up, review of your 2 days of work ends
workshop on a very high note.
Please register early as class registration closes 48 hours before the start of first-class. Registration must be accompanied by full payment.
The Falmouth Art Center is very proud to have a scholarship fund supported by donations from members and friends. It is available for both children and adults who have a great desire to create art. Applications should be submitted to Laura Reckford, Executive Director of the Falmouth Art Center. If you have questions about our scholarship program, email us at email@example.com or call the art center at 508-540-3304.
Falmouth Art Center Refund Policy:
Refunds will not be given within one month of the start of a workshop. Workshops are not pro-rated. A $25 processing fee is withheld from all refunds.
The Art Center reserves the right to cancel any workshop due to insufficient enrollment, in which case tuition will be fully refunded.