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Courses in traditional Drawing and Painting
Held in the vibrant environment of a working artist's studio.
Our ongoing Painting/Drawing classes held on Fridays- 1,000/semester/12weeks
We have a nude model in the studio every Tuesday evening, 6:00-8:00. Drop me an email if you are interested in coming. $30/session
Sergio Roffo Demonstration
July 29th 2017, from 10:00 til 12:00 or so, at the studio in Waltham
Very pleased to announce the next in our series of guest events… Sergio Roffo on July 29th at the studio in Waltham. Born in Italy but trained in Boston, Sergio had a Boston-School training under Robert Cormier and Robert Douglas Hunter. Roffo has won many national awards for his paintings, is an elected Fellow of the the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), and an elected member of the Guild of Boston Artists. In his own words:
“My mission is trying to convey to the viewer the spirituality and sacredness of my work, indicating the harmony of nature through color and light. As artists, our creative goals will never be accomplished. We will always be students of nature, because nature does it so beautifully. We live each day passionately, as others only dream of!”
Personally, I very much enjoyed meeting Sergio and painting with him during our winter trip to Vermont. Aside from speaking about our similarly Italian-American hybridized lives, seeing Sergio paint richly colored landscapes to high finish on the easel in limited time was beyond impressive. Come meet and see this very fine artist at work
This event is free and open to the public, but as space is limited RSVP required at [email protected]
Marc Dalessio Plein Air Course
Stonington, Deer Isle, Maine July 10-14th 2017
Join us for a week of Landscape Painting in one of the most beautiful summertime locations in New England, Deer Isle. For those who haven’t been, Deer Isle is a stunning area, one peninsula over from Acadia, but certainly less frequented by tourists.
Summer 2015 was Dalessio’s first painting trip to Maine, and we quickly decided during that trip that we should run our next course there. It offers everything from rolling hills to rocky shorelines, working harbors and sandy beaches.
This will be our first ‘destination’ painting course, in which we pick a picturesque area to meet and paint in each day. This intensive course will run each day from 9:00 to 4:00 each day with an hour’s break for lunch. The class will be limited to just 12 students, and the cost for this course will be $800. Lodging, meals, and travel are not included. For information on registering send an email to [email protected]
Class Full, Waitlist Full
Ben Fenske: Painting the Landscape in Light and Color
August 9-11th 2017 $375
Ben Fenske: Constructing the Portrait
August 12-14th 2017 $450 model fees included
We will work from the live model at length, and students will be welcome to work on paper or paint and canvas, as Ben guides the class. Fenske continues to refine his technique for simplifying complex structures, in this course we will cover a system for recognizing anatomical and structural points on the live model.
Students can expect to come away with not only portraits, but notes and studies that will improve their own portraits for years to come.
Saturday August 26th 2017 from 10-12:00 (or thereabouts)
Painting the Interior: A Demonstration by Joe Altwer
Altwer is taking time from his busy schedule teaching and traveling to share a bit of what he does with us in the studio. Please join us at the studio in Waltham on a Saturday morning to see Joe deal with varieties of textures, subjects, perspective and shifting light.
Altwer is an excellent colorist who (though from California) rarely comes to the states. Joe will also have a few of his paintings on view.
This demo is free and open to the public, though RSVP is required at [email protected]
The Portrait in an Aesthetic Environment with Teresa Oaxaca
January 26-29th, 2018 from 9:00-4:00 at the studio in Waltham
$595, model fees included
Teresa Oaxaca’s guest courses in the studio have been jam-packed with information and anecdotes, and her own strategies for dealing with pictorial issues. Click here to read about Teresa’s last class on Alla Prima portraiture,and her previous class on Charcoal Drawing here.
For Teresa’s next course in the studio we wanted to offer something more involved- to study not just the portrait but how to arrange and select compositional elements, to arrive at a personal design, over a sustained long pose.
This will give students a variety of opportunities across the pose- to study the portrait and draped figure in depth, or to arrange, pick and choose still life elements to set off the painting.
Students will be able to work in paint and/or charcoal, and work either on a small or larger scale.
Snow Painting with Leo Mancini-Hresko, Concord, MA, February 11+12 2017
Materials w Leo Mancini-Hresko at FAA US, Jersey City NJ, Nov. 19+20 2016
Portrait Sketching w Leo Mancini-Hresko at North River Art Association October 29+30 2016
Ben Fenske Landscape Painting Workshop August 13-15 2016
Portrait Painting with Adrian Gottlieb, July 23-27th 2016
The Alla Prima Portrait with Teresa Oaxaca-June 24-27th 2016
Constructing the Figure with Ben Fenske- March 14-18th 2016
Snow Painting Workshop with Leo Mancini-Hresko- January 30-31st 2016
Sculpting the Portrait with Robert Bodem- December 14-18 2015
Autumn Landscape Painting with Stapleton Kearns, November 14-16th 2015
Painting Materials for the Working Artist, October 3-4th 2015
Charcoal Portrait Sketching with Teresa Oaxaca, September 24th-27 2015
Landscape Painting with Marc Dalessio, August 28-30 2015
Constructing the Portrait with Ben Fenske, August 27-31 2015
Let’s keep in touch
- Address:144 Moody St. Building 4 Waltham, MA 02453
- Telephone:+1 617 615 7547
- Email:[email protected]