Painting Composition: Design Like a Boss (Virtual Workshop)

Course Starts: 9/21/21

Course Ends: 9/22/21

Day/Time: Tuesday & Wednesday, 9-11am

Location: Virtual

Medium: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

Tuition: $150 WBCA Members, $187 Non-Members

What is the “rule of thirds?” Why can’t my focal point be in the center of the canvas? Why are there so many stupid rules in painting, anyway? Let’s talk about it! The composition of a painting is where you, as the artist, can really play. While there are plenty of rules regarding composition, we will discuss how and when to break them like the painting mavericks we are.

Each session will begin with a 30 minute lecture and slide presentation followed by a 90 minute demonstration by the instructor. Students are encouraged to ask questions during the lecture or demonstration.

Students will then be given a homework assignment of creating one painting at the end of the workshop. These paintings should be emailed to Marc within the following week. Recorded video critiques will be emailed back to the students.

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Plein Air Workshop: Milwaukee

Course Starts: 9/30/21

Course Ends: 10/2/21

Day/Time: Thursday-Saturday, 9am-5pm

Location: 2289 Ludington Ave. Wauwatosa, WI

Medium: Oil, Acrylic, Watercolor

Tuition: $300

Learn how to paint beautiful landscapes on location! In this class, we will discuss the fundamentals of painting en plein air (on location) as well as more advanced topics like drawing, composition, and color theory.

Each day of the workshop will begin with a 30 minute lecture and discussion on the core concepts of plein air painting. This will be followed by a 2 hour painting demonstration by Marc. Students are encouraged to ask questions throughout the lecture and demonstration.

The class will have a 1 hour lunch break.

Afterwards, students will begin work on their own paintings while Marc goes around to each student giving individualized instruction. Class will end at 4pm, but students may continue to paint if they wish.

We will end the workshop with a group discussion and review everything we’ve learned, had issues with, and what the next step will be in each of our artistic journey.

Plein Air Workshop: Milwaukee

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