This coming summer, John Brosio will be teaching a one week adult oil painting class at the Idyllwild School of Music and Art in California. It will run July 6 – 10 and students can make arrangements for room and board through the school. More can be found at the Idyllwild Arts website but you will have to scroll down the center of the page and click once again on *New* Oil Painting for complete details.
Here is the class description:
On the heels of a start to finish oil painting demonstration our first day, students will be encouraged to pursue and engage along the lines of their own, personal inquiry. For those looking to sneak up on the process there will be further demonstrations of thumbnail drawing, composition, small color studies, and limited palette paintings. There will also be demonstrations in the technique of glazing and scumbling as it pertains to the later stages of longer track oil painting. There will be a lot of personal instruction and students will be encouraged to start or maintain a personal sketchbook. Students will have the option of painting either abstractly or representationally with the use of still life, a model for two of our class days, and of course the abundant landscape!
Students will have the chance to finish a number of paintings, depending on size. With regard to execution, there will be heavy reference to Wayne Thiebaud and John Singer Sargent but painters such as Velazquez, Richard Diebenkorn, Frank Auerbach, Edward Hopper, Luc Tuymans, and more will inform our discussions. There will be a slide presentation on pictorial space, a discussion of my own work, and any lingering discussions beyond the end of the day that further our experience. Students desiring to bring work that is already in progress are encouraged to do so.
Skill Level: Drawing and Painting experience preferred.
Materials: A complete materials list will be sent upon registration.
Lab Fee: $50 (Includes model fees.)
Enrollment limited to 10 students.