This open-studio virtual class is designed for students wishing to develop their own painting style and body of work with the assistance from a professional artist. You will work on paintings and subjects of your own choosing and can paint in oil or acrylic. This will be complemented with demonstrations and discussions intended to enhance the direction of your work. Topics may include, resolving compositional problems, creating harmonious colour, the technical aspects of layering a painting vs. working alla prima, and more. You will receive plenty of one-on-one instruction to develop a personal artistic direction, whether you feel you have one or are looking to create one.
Students will decide on an image after considering why the subject is important, and composition. We will explore how many ways an image can be created from one photo and how to transfer an image.
Students will try a value study as well as a limited time exercise. A demonstration and assignment will be given.
After reviewing assignments, we will discuss layering versus alla prima. We will also consider a glaze and when it is appropriate. A new demonstration and assignment will be given.
For the final class, we will look at everyones work and offer critiques before making a plan for future projects.
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
For Oil Paints: large tube of Titanium white, Ivory black, Yellow ochre, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, Cobalt blue , Ultramarine blue (optional: Transparent oxide red or burnt Sienna, Manganese blue, Cadmium yellow light or lemon yellow, Viridian)
For Acrylic Paints: large tube of Titanium white, Ivory black, Yellow ochre, Cadmium yellow, Cadmium red, Alizarin crimson, Cobalt blue, Ultramarine blue
Andrew Judd is a professional illustrator and art director. An award winning graduate from the Ontario College of Art, he has exhibited in Vienna, Prague, London, Santa Fe, Montreal and Toronto. Andrew had a unique opportunity to learn the traditions of the Art Students League of New York while working for his first employer, William Biddle. Sharing this information with others in private, classroom, and workshop settings has been an important component of his own personal growth as an artist and teacher. Years of working in the business have taught him how critical the fundamentals of good drawing, value relationships and color are to the success of an image. Painting outdoors, in cafes, or working in the comfort of a studio, Andrew believes a simple, orderly, and knowledgeable working process contribute to the success of good art. Andrew’s illustrations are represented by Masterfile, and his original paintings and drawings are available through Westmount Gallery in Toronto. You can see his work at www.andrewjudd.com
"I am entirely captivated by Andrew's knowledge and methods. This is the first class I have taken anywhere with so much potential to grow, expand, learn in the art form I love.” - Brenda Proulx