Art Classes Taught by Reed Cardwell
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For a list of all classes listed below are held at one of the three locations listed below:
Abstract Painting/Acrylics or Oils
Break away from painting traditional subject matter. Artists will have the opportunity to explore abstract ideas that challenge and stimulate creativity by applying intuitively the formal elements—line, shape, form, tone, color, pattern, and texture. Painting the human figure or landscape is encouraged. We will be working from a live model on one day. The emphasis of the class will be on the individual artist’s own interpretation of a subject, whether it be non-objective or based on reality. Individual instruction and group critiques will give each artist ample opportunity to measure progress in this stimulating learning environment.
ABSTRACT PAINTING or SCULPTURE
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Private Lessons Available
Contact Reed Cardwell directly for private instruction, critiques or other classes or shows that may be available. Call 760.632.9458 or email requests to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Topics of Previous Art Classes
From Sketching to Painting/All Media
Artists develop their painting differently. Some take detailed sketches of their subject ahead of time, while others work more spontaneously. The purpose of this course is to discover and develop a relationship between your first sketches and the finished painting. Initial sketches will be on location and cover "how to" of selecting sites and subjects. You will then return to the studio, use the sketches and discover diverse ways to utilize these sketches as a creative point of departure. Individual and class critiques of the work will allow class members to observe your own and others progress.
Abstract Painting: Learning from the Modern Masters
What made Vincent van Gogh unique? Why have Picassso's works stirred our imaginations? what is so appealing about the designs of Matisse? And why has Paul CÚzanne had such a powerful influence on so many artists? Discover the answers to these questions and many more as we walk in the footsteps of these giants and others, such as Beckmann, de Kooning , Kline, Pollock, Shiele, Bacon and Deibenkorn. With the exception of van Gogh, we will be focusing on artists from the 20th century. Students will be asked to select artists they wish to study, research them, and find examples of those artists' works for reference in class. The focus will be on studying and analyzing the graphic and painterly language of each artist. In exploring each individual techniques and idea, students will apply these resources in the development of their own paintings.
Let's Experiment with Oil Painting
Oil painting is sometimes seen as a difficult medium - unyielding, painstaking, slow drying, and only used in the classical style of the old masters. Explore different surfaces such as paper, Masonite, cardboard and alternative ways to paint without brushes. Formal rules will be discussed such as surface priming, working with oil mediums and thinners, under-painting, layering, color mixing, and altering drying times. Then you will be shown how to break from those rules and rely on your own intuition and preference as a creative painter. Students are encouraged to develop at their own pace and encouraged to develop their own style. The class will also include artistic discussions, individual and group critiques encouraging progress through instruction, experimentation and learning from examples of fellow students' work. Beginning and advanced students welcome.
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