CATHY LIONTAS

 

Winter Painting Classes

 

Intermediate Level Painting


Paint in oils or acrylics on panel or canvas. Work from still life set ups, your photos or drawings, or reference pictures provided in studio. Weekly demos and discussions on value, composition, brush strokes, color mixing and developing own personal style of painting. All levels of ability welcome.
Email me for supply list or pay extra fee to use studio paints, brushes, solvents, etc.

Tuesday Mornings 9:30-11:30 Session 1: Jan.8, 15,22,29, Feb.5,12
Session 2: March 5,12, 19, April 2, 9

Thursday afternoons 4:00-6:00 p.m. Session 1: Jan.3,10,17,24,31,Feb.7
Session 2: Feb.21, 28,March 7,14,21,28

Cost of above sessions: $ 110 for six weeks. Materials fee: extra $15


Weekend Workshops

Jan.19, 20th 1:00-4:00 p.m. Winter Landscape. Using reference materials and paintings done by master artists we will explore how artists paint winter trees, streams, snow and ice. You will create your own original composition by choosing a winter photo, cropping it for best composition and design, drawing a notan study and doing an underpainting to establish strong shadow pattern and value study. On day 2 you will create colors trying to capture the mood and atmosphere of your scene.

Feb. 9,10 1:00-4:00p.m. Painting Flowers. Several flower still lifes will be set up with strongly lit backgrounds. We will explore how to crop, simplify and create composition looking for focal point and interesting design. We’ll paint the large simple forms paying attention to value and shapes and learn how to use lost edges, soft brush strokes, and palette knife to add interest to our paintings.

March 23, 24 1:00-4:00 p.m. Skies and Rocks We’ll explore the landscape and create a variety of sky and rock paintings. In day one learn about aerial perspective, cloud layers and creating transparent colors. In day two learn how to use the dagger and other brushes to vary edges on your rocks so they will look heavy and dimensional. We’ll create an indoor rock pond with water. This will be a fun and informative workshop to help further your painting skills and color knowledge.

Cost of workshop is $75 for both days and includes materials

 

To Register for any of these classes:

Please email me @ cathyliontas@gmail.com
(203)415-0616