In preparation for his upcoming class, Oil Painting, From Classical To Impressionism, Hongnian Zhang will be conducting a free oil painting demonstration on Friday, May 17, 9 AM-12 Noon.
Classes start Friday mornings June 7, 2019. This new class will follow the path of art history, to help the student develop strong classical training along with an impressionistic color sense.
Classical training focuses on building the skills for depicting three-dimensional form, for using chiaroscuro to create dramatic settings, and to get an accurate likeness. It is foundational. Impressionism focuses on building skills for the artistic use of color; for seeing and mixing sensitive colors, for using color and brushwork to evoke emotion. The marriage of these skills will result in better paintings. For intermediate students.