Daily Painting:: Still life Small Works Workshop (July 22 – Aug 2, 2024)
Course Fee: €1400(€800 Deposit, balance is due, 3 months before beginning of course)
Participation in group exhibition included
Daily Painting has become an incredibly popular painting movement, ever since Duane Keiser hit the scene with his “Painting A Day” back in 2004. Today, if you do a search for “Daily Painting” you’ll find hundreds of blogs, websites, and auction pages dedicated to the practice of producing a small alla prima or au premier coup painting, on a daily basis.
This practice has innumerable benefits. Daily, deliberate practice will improve one’s skill at a rapid pace. Naturally, painting every day becomes an ingrained routine that will increase productivity. Completing a painting every day means that there’s less pressure to produce the perfect work of art – it’s liberating, knowing tomorrow is another opportunity to produce something you love. It frees the artist to experiment and try new techniques and new tools.
In this ten day workshop, participants will venture out to the market to purchase subjects for their still life, and return back to the studio (housed in the in the beautiful, historic Site Oud Sint-Jan) to set up a composition in a controlled lighting environment. Working on a 5 x 7” or 6 x 6” panel, students will create their own tiny painting that packs a big punch.
Emphasis will be placed on using basic principles of design and lighting to create drama, and how to manipulate edges to guide the viewer’s eye through the painting.
Students will learn a variety of techniques for realistically creating the illusion of different surface textures, as well as how to achieve rich color and light to create a luminous, tiny work of art.
Through demonstration and individual instruction in a fun and relaxed atmosphere, students will be guided through the entire process from the first drawing on the canvas to the finishing flourishes.
Cindy Procious, is a contemporary American Realist painter. Recognized for her highly detailed paintings executed in the time-honored techniques of the Old Masters, her work is crafted with elaborate under paintings and then built upon with layers of glazes and color – the final effect is both intricate and delicate. With a keen eye for color, composition and light, her paintings are a blend of a devout appreciation for artistic tradition and a contemporary aesthetic sensibility.
A member of the American Society of Portrait Artists & Oil Painters of America, and the mother of three, Procious is married to Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist Clay Bennett. Along with their menagerie of rescued animals, they recently relocated their studio and home to Chattanooga, TN.
As a student of the world around me, I have come to recognize that there is beauty everywhere. As a painter, my primary objective is to balance the dedication of improving my skill in the craft with the development of timeless and personal works.
Represented by the following galleries:
Susan Powell Fine Art
INSTRUCTION: Lectures, demos, and on the easel critiques.
CLASS HOURS: 9am to 4pm with lunch at 12 noon. Classes are 6 hours a day, five days a week, Monday to Friday.
APPLICATION: To apply for this course: PAY A DEPOSIT OF €800 and pay balance at least 3 months before commencement of course.
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Tuition is non-refundable. Should the Flemish Classical Atelier cancel the course for any reason, fees are refunded. All fees are due upon registration, unless specified.
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