ABOUT THIS COURSE:
Whether you are new to the medium of acrylics or experienced, this fun and engaging online workshop will surely get your creativity flowing. Explore exciting approaches to floral painting that employ realist, impressionist, post-impressionist and contemporary approaches in design, composition, color, and paint application. Robert will demonstrate methods, tips and techniques to achieve striking, small paintings using very simple materials — a limited palette of colors, paper, palette knife and a few brushes. “Acrylics on paper,” says Robert, “is a vituoso, dynamic duo!” You may choose to just watch or paint along, step-by-step, with noted artist and very popular instructor Robert Carsten. Each week we will focus on a different subject utilizing diverse approaches and techniques. Photos and a materials list provided via Dropbox, where participants can also share zoomclass work or optional homework for written critique.
Week 1: Realist floral
Week 2: Impressionist floral
Week 3: Post-impressionist floral
Week 4: Contemporary floral
Skills students will gain:
Compositional skills: Overall composition, scale and perspective, subject and background design
Drawing skills: initial line qualities with pencil and brush; expressive quick sketch and detailed study techniques
Color: color mixing and layering, working with specific families of color
Painting: wet on dry and wet into wet techniques, varied brush strokes
Suitable for all levels, no experience necessary! Ages 16+
Deadline for registration is 24 hours before the first class. For Zoom links and other important information about this course, please check your student dashboard.
Mondays, June 6, 13, 20, and 27, 2022
1:00 – 2:00 PM
$120 for four consecutive classes
To see Robert’s bio click here.
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.”