September 7 & 8
10-am-4 pm EST
instructor: Cindy Procious
Students will set up a small still life using a single object and working on a 5 x 7” or 6 x 6” panel, create their own tiny painting that packs a big punch. Students can bring a small collectible toy, stuffed animal, cherished figurine, or choose a piece of fruit or vegetable as their subject matter. Items should be no larger than 6” tall.
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 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.
There will be a lunch break each day. Lunch is on your own.
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students in the class will receive a discount
About the instructor:
Cindy Procious, born in 1965, 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 have their studio and home in 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.” – Cindy Procious