portrait workshop2 2017

Please Join me in the studio of Richard Abraham in
St Paul, Minnesota March 25-26 from 9:00-4:00.
This workshop will be packed with exercises, demos and time
to work from a model.  Students will begin the workshop
working from the planes of the head manikin before
working from the live model, learning to see value and
form before delving into color and temperature.

                            Come ready to roll up your sleeves and get to work!



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This workshop is now full




This 3 day workshop will guide students through basic color exercises to full color studies of still lifes. Along the way you will rediscover fundamental color principles and learn new color relationships that can harmonize and enliven your work. The stronger these skills are the better your vocabulary is and the stronger your final statement will be. The class will begin with paint mixing and creating color charts to see how colors affect each other to create harmony and unity in your paintings. Students will then move on to relative color temperature and color harmony exercises with the still life and finally move on to full color paintings. The class will include discussion, demonstrations and plenty of one on one instruction. Know your colors so well that you are free to really start expressing yourself. Students should have some experience with oil painting. Come prepared to have fun!

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Nothing is more rewarding nor as helpful for learning to see as painting out doors from life. Come take your paint boxes outside with Kathie in this 3 day workshop in and around Lake Zurich IL. The Class will meet from 9:00- 4:00 with a break for lunch. All levels are welcome. The workshop will begin with a slide show and lecture on plein air painting followed by a demonstration. The rest of the workshop will be held at various locations in and around Lake Zurich and will include instruction on composition, color, value, paint application and drawing, and you will have plenty of time to paint. Students must provide all of their own art supplies, meals and transportation to and from painting sites.

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