Upcoming Fine Art Classes
Fine Art Department
Instructor: Dale Laitinen
Demonstrations and instruction are aimed toward creating dynamic water-media paintings by concentrating on shape as the underlying structure. Line, shape, value, color, and texture are the building blocks of art. We will learn how to weave these into our paintings to create the strong design we seek. Water-media technique is another facet of the workshop with instruction provided on color charging, wet in wet, layering and glazing, etc.
We will use white gesso mixed with watercolor to create opaque layers and other related techniques.
A typical workshop day consists of a morning demonstration/talk, individual painting and instruction. Slideshows are a part of the week's curriculum. At intervals we will have group critiques. Plans are for outdoor sketching, photography and indoor studio painting.
We translate our subject from sketches to painting.
Intended for intermediate and advanced : If you have some drawing and watercolor painting experience this is for you.
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
A frequent contributor to art magazines and books, his latest article, “Inspired by Line,” appeared in April 2012 Artist's Magazine. His painting can be seen in the recently published book Watercolor Painting by Tom Hoffman.
The Language of Landscape in Watercolor and Landscape Essentials, produced by Creative Catalyst, are two instructional videos by Dale Laitinen.
Contact Dale to subscribe to his newsletter
TUITION & FEES
There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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