10 am-5 pm EST
Instructor: Christopher Clark
Impressionist paintings are known for their ability to capture the nature of light effectively. In the 2-day online class, students will learn how to bring a luminous quality to their paintings through a variety of techniques. Students will learn how to build a painting in one sitting, “alla prima”, and how to savor interesting brushwork. Also covered will be the invaluable concepts of drawing, value, color, edges, and texture. Use these methods and knowledge to start your painting off right if you’re a total beginner, or to take your painting to the next level if you’re more experienced. Most likely, you have never painted like this before.
This course will feature a painting demonstration in the first half of the day, student painting time, and critiques in the second half. The instructor has three cameras in his studio, so it’s like you’re right next to him while he’s painting. There will be the main camera pointed at the painting, a camera pointed at his palette so you can watch color mixing, and one pointed at the instructor so you can ask questions, and hang out.
Everyone will be painting from the same reference material which will be provided by the instructor. There will be a different reference each day. Images will include a landscape and a cityscape. Doing the same project together helps you see how Chris solves the same problems that you will be encountering.
This class is perfect if you are ready to improve your painting with methods you may not have used before, and will have you thinking about painting in a new way. For all levels of painters.
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The class will be held via ZOOM meetings Eastern Standard Time.
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About the instructor:
Christopher has been an artist since early childhood when he would watch Bob Ross on PBS and mimic the famed oil painter’s art with crayons. He considers himself a self-educated artist, with his studies ranging from personal training with contemporary masters, to classical academic art technique, with much inspiration from 19th Century art and the Impressionist Movement. Christopher lived in Italy for a time, immersing himself in Italian culture and art, which continues to influence his painting. His fan base has grown considerably since his return to the US, gaining the attention of Lucasfilm and Marvel Fine Art, which both signed him as an officially licensed artist in 2016 and immediately published a variety of his paintings. Christopher is Lucasfilm’s #1 selling artist, and very proud to have George Lucas himself as a collector. Lucas insists on having first right of refusal on Christopher’s future Star Wars originals. Christopher has been the featured artist with Lucasfilm at Star Wars Celebration, the Epcot International Art Festival, and featured by both Lucasfilm and Marvel for several years at San Diego Comicon. He currently travels the country showing his art with the Amazing Art Expo, as well as being a featured artist with Abend Gallery, both in Denver.