ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Whether ablaze in autumn’s colors, covered with a mantle of summer’s verdant hues, or snow capped in winter, mountains and adjacent clouds hold a fascination by their visual correlations. Variable characteristics between earth and clouds offer almost infinite design possibilities.
This class will explore this inspiring subject as Robert shows and discusses ideas, methods to achieve effects, color and more for sparking our own creativity. Whether you are a beginner or experienced, you’ll be inspired as you learn about diverse approaches for painting this boundless subject. You may work in any drawing or painting medium. Robert will be working in pencil, pen and watercolor. You may choose to just watch or to sketch and paint along, step-by-step, with very popular instructor, Robert Carsten. In each of the classes we will see examples and focus on a different approach, utilizing diverse techniques. Photos and a materials list will be provided via Dropbox, where participants can also share zoomclass work or optional homework for written critique. All levels welcome.
Week 1: Mountain in Spring: Working with color temperature and achieving distance
Week 2: Mountain in Summer: Working with greens and achieving distance
Week 3: Mountain in Autumn: A sensation of color and form
Week 4: Mountain in Winter: Desaturating color and working with blues
Skills students will gain:
Compositional skills: Overall compositional design, scale, linear and aerial perspectives,
Drawing skills: Expressive color, building value for 3-D effects
Color: Optical color mixing and layering of color washes
Painting: wet underpainting and wet into wet techniques
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 16+
Deadline for registration is 72 hours before the first class. For Zoom links and other important information about this course, please check your student dashboard.
Mondays, October 16, 23, 30 and November 6, 2023
1:00 – 2:00 PM
$126 for four consecutive classes
Sketch and Paint Along with Robert
Mondays, November 13, 27, December 4 and 11, 2023
1:00 – 2:00 PM
To see Robert’s bio click here.
A popular instructor, multi-media artist Robert Carsten has taught art workshops nationally and internationally for over four decades. He is known for his friendly demeanor and in-depth knowledge of art techniques and history. His award-winning work is widely collected and has appeared in numerous publications, including Strokes of Genius/The Best of Drawing; Pure Color, and many others. He has served as juror for regional, national and international exhibitions, and is a regular contributing writer for Artists Magazine, Watercolor Magazine, and Pastel Journal. Visit his website: robertcarsten.com
Here is what our students are saying:
“Robert’s class is so stimulating. As always, he does such a fine job of illustrating his concept. It’s even clearer to me in these hour segments. The thing that really makes the difference using zoom is the opportunity for the student to see exactly what he’s doing as he does it. One can even enlarge it to see minute details, while in a class setting you’re so far back or not in the best space to see just what’s being done. Huge difference.”
“This was a fabulous class! It’s what I’ve been looking for to enable me to free up and concentrate on SHAPES! I started something and it’s got such a different feel right from the start. Thank you again for being such a special teacher.”
“Only a teacher of your caliber could inspire such expertise by so many showing such diversity and beauty. Thank you so much.”